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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., Sept 7 –will resume. TBA

Wed., Oct 5 – TBA

Wed., Nov 9 –TBA








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., July 26 at 2 p.m. – The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

From one of England’s most celebrated writers, the author of the award-winning The History BoysThe Uncommon Reader is  a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading.

Tues., Sept 27 –  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: June 24, July 22, August 26

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.