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.

March 7 - Mashcraft Brewing CompanyThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
April 4 - Shallo's Antique Restaurant and BrewhausNight by Elie Wiesel
May 2 - Taxman Brewing CompanyA Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.


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

March 2 - Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
April 6 - All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
May 4 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


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

February 15 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
March 21 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April 18 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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

February 24 - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
March 30 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
April 27 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
May 25 - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

White River Branch Monday Night Book Club
7:00 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 885-1330 for more information

February 15 - An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
March 21 - Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
April 18 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
May 16 - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight


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

March 9 - A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman
April 13 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
May 11 - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows