Join a Book Club

Join a Book Club

Book Discussion Groups Meeting Monthly

Need a set of books for your book group? JCPL offers Book Discussion Sets of select titles for checkout. Many more are available through Indiana Humanities' Novel Conversations reservation system.

All of our locations host Book Discussion Groups. See below for upcoming titles and contact information.

Adult Learning Center Book Discussion
For English Language Learners
Call 317-738-4677 or email the Adult Learning Center for more information

 

Clark Pleasant Branch Book & Movie Discussion
5:30 p.m.
First Wednesday evening of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

December 14 - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
January 11 - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
February 1 - The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

 

Clark Pleasant Branch Pizza & Pages
For Teens
6:00 p.m.
First Tuesday evening of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

December 20 - My True Love Game to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
January 10 - The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
February 7 - March by John Lewis

 

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-738-9711 for more information

December 19 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
January 17 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
February 20 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
March 20 - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
April 17 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
May 15 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
June 19 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Stout Stories

6:30 p.m.
First Monday evening of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

You don't have to choose between book club and happy hour! Stout Stories is "reinventing the book club" with promises of great food, drinks, comfortable atmosphere, and great discussion on today's most intriguing books. Whether you're a milleni-"ale" or an older "vintage," come out and meet like-minded individuals. We're putting the "pub" in public library! Please read and drink responsibly. Ages 21 and up. To ensure seating, please register in advance.

December 5 - Mallow Run Winery - Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
January 9 - Scotty's Brew Club - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
February 6 - Mashcraft Brewing - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

 

Trafalgar Novels & Nosh

6:00 p.m.
Call 317-878-9560 for more information

December 20 - Favorite Winter/Holiday Reads
January 24 - Inspiring Reads
Feburary 28 - Diverse Reads

Trafalgar Selected Shorts
12:00 p.m.
Call 317-878-9560 for more information

December 16 - David Sedaris
January 13 - Margaret Atwood
February 10 - Maya Angelou & Langston Hughes



White River Branch Book Discussions

1:30 p.m.
Last Wednesday afternoon of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

December 14 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
January 25 - Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
February 22 - After the Funeral by Agatha Christie


White River Branch Monday Night Book Club

7:00 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

December 19 - Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
January 16 - The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
February 20 - Defending Jacob by William Landay