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.

Check out the digital Book Club selections on Hoopla

Below is a list of the Book Discussions JCPL is currently hosting.

Please check our Events Calendar for full details and to see if we’re meeting in person or via Zoom.

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

Authors at JCPL Book Club
Join us as we discuss books written by authors who have visited us for our JCPL Author Series.

Franklin Page Turners
6:30 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-738-9711 for more information
If you love to read and chat about books, join us. Pick up a copy from the Franklin Adult Reference Desk and check it out! Or call 317.738.2833 from the Franklin Library Parking Lot and ask for a copy via JCPL's Curbside to Go.

Books & Beans Book Club
9:00 a.m.
Last Monday morning of the month
Do you like to read and drink coffee? Then check out JCPL's newest Book Club. We will meet at Coffee Shops around the county to discuss new books, old books, bestsellers and classics.

Let's Read Leadership: A Book Club for Emerging Leaders
Keep yourself on the cutting edge of your field by participating in an engaging and timely leadership book discussion with peers and mentors. This book club is a proud partnership between the Johnson County Public Library and Leadership Johnson County.

Money as You Grow
We'll be introducing children to important money concepts through books. Families will enjoy icebreakers, reading, discussion and a craft. Purdue Extension and Johnson County Public Library host this book club for children ages 4-10 and their caregivers.

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 a book club and happy hour! Stout Stories is "reinventing the book club" with promises of great food, drinks, a 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.

True Crime Book Discussions
Last Tuesday evening of the month
Call 317-738-9711 for more information
Calling all armchair detectives! For fans of true crime and mystery books. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Adult Reference Desk at the Franklin Branch Library.

White River Branch Book Discussions
1:30 p.m.
Last Wednesday afternoon of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information
If you enjoy discussing books you've read, you will want to join us. Copies of the book are available for check-out the month before.  

White River Branch Monday Night Book Group
7:00 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information
Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the check-out desk the month before each meeting. Zoom option is available if you prefer to attend virtually. 

White River Branch Middle School Book Club
7:00 p.m.
Last Monday evening of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information
Teens, join us from the comfort of your home as we discuss a new title each month.

Register for a Book Discussion