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 Monday of each month at 2:30 pm. 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 Tuesday of the month at 2 PM!  

Upcoming Meetings:

Sept. 16 Low Tor: A New City Mystery by Frank Eberling
Oct. 7*  Little Chapel on the River: A Pub, A Town, and an Unexpected Journey by Gwendolyn Bounds
Nov. 4* My Life in Three Acts by Helen Hayes
*Please note: Alternate dates

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:

Sept. 12  Clodagh’s Suppers: Suppers to Celebrate the Seasons by Clodagh McKenna
Oct. 10  The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Artie Bucco
Nov. 14  The Perfect Recipe by Pam Anderson

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

Sept. 26 The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Oct. 24 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky – October’s meeting features a special guest speaker: Sandra Smith, the translator of the Suite Francaise, will talk to the group.
Nov. 21* The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

*Please note: Alternate date

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

Upcoming Meetings:

Sept. 18 Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
Oct. 16 The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
Nov. 20 Educated by Tara Westover