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Main Library:
Mon. & Thurs. 9 am - 9 pm
Tues., Wed., & Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. 10 am - 3 pm
Sun. Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Book Discussions & Literary Events

The Library offers a variety of book discussion groups for adult readers, as well as poetry readings and other literary events. New participants are always welcome, so please consider joining us!




Newburgh Virtual Book ClubMe Before You

Newburgh Virtual Book Club’s latest read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes has had a wonderful reaction. We have heard from as far away as Italy! Join the discussion by clicking the link above.


Scholar’s Picks Book Discussion

Scholar-led by Dr. Jessica Gerson

Scholar’s Picks meets from September-November, March-June usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Registration is suggested but not required; register here or call 563-3618. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Our next meeting will be held on Wed., September 17.  Title to be Announced.



Tuesday at Two Book Club

Tuesday at Two is led by librarian Patty Sussmann and meets the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Town Branch in the Newburgh Mall. Registration is suggested, but not required.  Register here or call 845-563-3618.  Books are available at the Main and Town Branch one month before the discussion.

Mon., July 28 at 7 p.m. MAIN LIBRARY
The July Tuesdays at Two book discussion will meet at the Main Library on July 28 for a  discussion of Miranda Beverly Whittemore’s novel Bittersweet.  This is a special ”Meet the Author” Summer Reading event.

Tues., August 26 at 2 p.m. TOWN BRANCH
Join us for an informal book discussion of the short story genre.  Each participant will read a short story of their choosing and share it with the group.


The Newburgh Great Books

The Newburgh Great Books discussion group focuses on carefully selected readings and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the Foundation.

This is an ongoing program.  Newburgh Great Books generally meets the 4th Friday at 11:30 a.m. Upcoming 2014 meetings are scheduled for:  Aug. 22 , Sept. 26, Oct.24, and Dec. 5
No meeting is scheduled for the month of November.

To find out more about the selected book, the Shared Inquiry Method or to register, call 845-563-3613
New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting.



Hudson River Poets

Join the Hudson River Poets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

During the first half hour, you are invited to discuss poems on a particular topic and are asked to bring in a related poem. During the second half hour, you may read your own work related to the topic. For information, call facilitator Mona Toscano: 845-569-4023 or the library 845-563-3613.



The Library offers a variety of literary events during the year, such as poetry readings, author readings & receptions, and community reads.