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.

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.

May 2 - Taxman Brewing CompanyA Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
June 6 - Mallow Run WineryThe Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
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

 

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

May 4 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 8 - The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
July 6 - A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
August 3 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

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

May 16 - The Kept by James Scott
June 20 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


White River Branch Book Discussions

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

May 25 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
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

May 16 - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
June 20 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
July 18 - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
August 15 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman

 

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

May 11 - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
June 8 - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
July 13 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
August 10 - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier