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 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 535-6206 for more information

October 5 - Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
November 16 - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
December 14 - Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 


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

October 4 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
November 1 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
December 20 - My True Love Game to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins


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

October 17 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
November 21 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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 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.

October 3 - Planetary BrewingA Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
November 7 - Shallo's Antique Restaurant and BrewhausBig Fish by Daniel Wallace
December 5 - Mallow Run Winery - Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich


Trafalgar Branch Paint & Pages Book Discussion
For Teens
4:00 p.m.
Call 878-9560 for more information

November 4 - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

White River Branch Book Discussions

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

September 28 - Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
October 26 - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
November 16 - The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
December 14 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

White River Branch Monday Night Book Club

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

October 17 - Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
November 21 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
December 19 - Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini