Book Clubs

Many OCPL locations host regular Book Club meetings.

Search our Event Calendar, or see the list below. 

If your library is not listed, please contact them directly to ask about a book club meeting. 

Baldwinsville Public Library

  • Books for Breakfast. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 AM
  • Mystery Book Club. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month, at 10:00 AM

Brewerton NOPL

  • Meets the last Tuesday of the month, except July & December
  • 6:30 PM, Brewerton
  • To see what they are reading, visit NOPL's Upcoming Events

Central Library

Tuesday Page Turners Club

Teen Book Club

    • Meets in the Central Library, first floor community room
    • To see what they are reading, visit the Central Teen Book Club list.
    • Open to ages 12-18
    • Check our calendar for upcoming dates and titles.

DeWitt Community Library

East Syracuse Free Library

  • Meets the last Thursday of the month

Fairmount Community Library

Fayetteville Free Library

  • Has several virtual and on site book clubs
  • Please see www.fflib.org for details

Liverpool Public Library

  • After Dinner Books, Meets first Thursday of the Month at 7 PM
  • Book Klatch, Meets third Thursday of the Month at 11 AM
  • Home School Book Club, Meets third Wednesday of the Month at 1 PM

Manlius Library

  • Contemporary Book Club, current fiction and nonfiction books, meets first Tuesday of the month at 2 pm
  • Mystery Lovers Book Club, mystery selections, meets first Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am
  • Real Life Readers, nonfiction titles including biographies, meets third Thursday of the month at 2 pm
  • Read, Cook, Eat!, make a recipe from any cookbook of the monthly theme and bring in a sample to pass

Marcellus Free Library

  • Has several on site book clubs
  • Please see the events listing at www.mflib.org, or call them at 315-673-3221 for details

Maxwell Memorial Library

Between the Lines Book Club 

  • Meets on the fourth Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise
  • Reads a variety of genres, from literary fiction to suspenseful bestsellers.
  • Copies of the book and reading guides are available at Maxwell's circulation desk one month before the meeting.

Unraveling Yarns Book Club

  • Usually meets the second Thursday of the month, from 10:30 AM to noon
  • Free; no registration
  • Copies of the book and reading guides are available at the desk one month prior to the meeting
  • All book selections have a mystery or suspense theme. Bring your needlework and unravel a different plot each month. 
  • Non-knitters are also welcome.

Between Friends Book Club 

  • For grades 6 to 12.
  • Registration preferred.
  • Contact Ms. Melissa for date/times: (315) 672-3661
  • Snacks provided.
  • Come share what you're reading and why others should read it too.
  • Make new friends and get great book suggestions from Ms. Melissa and the rest of the group.

Kids Only Book Club

  • For grades 2 to 5.
  • Registration preferred.
  • Contact Ms. Melissa for date/times: (315) 672-3661
  • Snacks provided.
  • Come share what you're reading and why others should read it too.
  • Make new friends and get great book suggestions from Ms. Melissa and the rest of the group.

North Syracuse NOPL

  • First Monday of each month
  • Time: 6:30 PM, North Syracuse
  • To see what they are reading, visit NOPL's Upcoming Events

Onondaga Free Library

  • First Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 7:00 PM, Onondaga Free Library

Paine Branch

  • Adult Book Club
  • Meets the Fourth Friday of every month
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • For information on book titles, please see the Paine Branch newsletter, found on the Paine Branch location page.

Petit Branch

Westcott Readers at Petit

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month
    • 6:30 PM
    • To see what they are reading, visit the Westcott Readers at Petit page. 

Salina Library

Book à Movie Club

  • Night One: Discuss the monthly book choice
  • Night Two: Watch the movie based on the book
  • Night Three: Tackle the BIG question: IS the book better than the movie?
  • Check the Salina Library Calendar for the next Book à Movie event.

Skaneateles Library Book Club


Book Club Kits

OCPL also offers circulating book club kits that are intended for the use of reading groups.  

Search the OCPL Catalog for book club kits using the title of the book, and the word 'kit', or browse the book club kit collection by using the search terms "book club kits" OR see a sampling of kits available

  • A kit includes 12 paperback books and 1 reader's guide with discussion questions, in a tote bag.
  • The entire kit is checked out to one person's library card, regardless of how many books the group needs.
  • Books and guide must all be returned together in the kit bag.
  • Patrons may place holds on the kits.
  • The loan period is SIX [6] WEEKS.
  • Kits may be renewed if no holds have been placed on the item.
  • Kits may be picked up and returned at any OCPL library.

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