Book Groups

All are welcome to attend any of our book clubs. The library sets aside copies for most of book club’s titles by the circulation desk. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at (845) 634-4997 x125.


American Association of University Women: Rockland County Branch

The group meets at the New City Library on the third Wednesday of each month, except in September when they will meet on the fourth Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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New members are welcome. This group usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:15 PM.


Contact Joe Barbieri  at [email protected]

Talk about local history selections every 3rd Monday of the month at 2 PM!  

December 17:  Ladies’ Lib — How Rockland Women Got the Vote by Isabelle K. Savell
January 28*:  Within These Gates by Daniel DeNoyelles
February 25*: Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
* Please note: Alternate date due to holiday

Cookbook Club

Contact Marianne Gallagher at [email protected]

This group meets monthly on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM. Stop by the reference desk at the library to claim a recipe for this delicious club meeting!

Upcoming Meetings:

December 13 : Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share by Kathy Gunst

January 10:  Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton

February 14: Soul:  A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes by Todd Richards

He Said/She Said (Memoirs)

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This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. New members always welcome! Led by a New City Library librarian. 

Investigating Mysteries

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This group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. 

Contact: Librarian Nancy Moskowitz at 845-634-4997, ext. 140 or [email protected]

Rise and Read

For early risers! Join us as we gather at 10 AM, every fourth Thursday morning to read a wide variety of books.

December 27: Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
January 24: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
February 28: Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Teen Book Discussions

Contact: Teen Librarian Mary Phillips at 634-4997 x137 or [email protected]

In Other Worlds (Speculative Fiction)

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Contact: Librarian Karen Ostertag at 634-4997 x128 or [email protected]

Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7PM

Facts (Non-Fiction)

Meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at 2:00 PM

December: No Meeting

January 16: Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

February 20: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari