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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.

Check out the digital Book Club selections on Hoopla

JCPL hosts Book Clubs in our branches and at other community locations. See below for upcoming titles and contact information.

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

The Clark Pleasant Book Club
2:00 p.m.
Last Tuesday afternoon of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

Jan 28 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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 discussion with peers and mentors.
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

Feb 10 - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie -- Dietz Center at Franklin College
Apr 13Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis --Trafalgar Branch

Franklin Page Turners Book Discussion
6:30 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-738-9711 for more information

Dec 16 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Jan 20 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Feb 17 - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Mar 16 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Apr 20 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
May 18 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Jun 15Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

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 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.

Dec 2 - Nailers Brewing Co. - Marlena by Julie Buntin
Jan 6 - Big Woods Franklin - The Girls by Emma Cline

White River Branch Book Discussions
1:30 p.m.
Last Wednesday afternoon of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

Nov 20 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Dec 18 - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Jan 29 - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
Feb 26 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

White River Branch Monday Night Book Club
7:00 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

Dec 16By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank
Jan 20 - Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Feb 17 - What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
Mar 16 - Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley
Apr 20 - The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
May 18 - Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Romance Book Club--White River Branch
6:30 p.m.
Last Thursday of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

Love to read and discuss romance? Join us for discussions and recommendations of our favorite romance novels. Each month a theme or sub-genre is chosen to read and discuss.

Dec 12Favorite Holiday Read theme
Jan 9Snowbound and Stranded theme