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Main Library:
Mon & Thurs 9 a.m - 9 p.m.
Tues/Wed/Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun Closed
Phone: Main: 845-563-3600 Branch: 845-566-0460

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Book Discussions & Literary Events

A variety of book discussion groups are open to adult readers, as well as poetry readings and other literary events. New participants are always welcome, so please consider joining us!


Adult Summer Reading Program 2016
Enjoy summer reads, special events and a chance to win prizes!


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.

Wed., September 7 at  7:00 p.m.- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

“tells  the tale of two half-sisters born in 18th century Ghana and explores their lineage to present day.”  

Wed., October 5 at 7:00 p.m.- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

a discussion of Twain’s classic, considered by many to be the Great American novel.

Wednesday November 9  at 7:00 p.m.-The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

The Boys in the Boat describes how a group of working class youths emerged   from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rowing rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.



Tuesday at Two Book Club

Tuesday at Two is led by librarian Patty Sussmann and usually  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 Town Branch one month before the discussion.

Tues., September 27 –  TBA

Tues., October 25 –  TBA

Tues., November 29 –  TBA


Newburgh Great Books –
Main Library

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 2016 meetings are: Sept 23rd and  Oct 28th.

To find out more about the selected book, the Shared Inquiry Method or to register, call 845-563-3629
New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting.



Hudson River Poets – Main Library

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

Established and emerging poets are always welcome.

For information, email facilitator Hayden Wayne at or call the library 845-563-3629.



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