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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.

Our Clark Pleasant, Franklin, White River and Trafalgar Branches host monthly Book Discussion Groups. See below for upcoming titles and contact information.


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.

July 11 - Scotty's Brew ClubWelcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
August 1 - Mashcraft Brewing Company - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
September 12 - Shale Creek BrewingThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
October 3 - Planetary BrewingA Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
November 7 - Shallo's Antique Restaurant and BrewhausBig Fish by Daniel Wallace

 

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

July 6 - A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
August 3 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
September 7 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
October 5 - Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
November 16 - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

 

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

(No discussions in July or August)
September 19 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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


White River Branch Book Discussions

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

June 29 - Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
July 27 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 
August 31 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson



White River Branch Monday Night Book Club

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

July 18 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
August 15 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman
September 19 - After You by Jojo Moyes
October 17 - Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
November 21 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
December 19 - Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini

 

Trafalgar Branch Book Chat
10:30 a.m.
Second Wednesday morning of the month
Call 878-9560 for more information

July 13 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
August 10 - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier