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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.

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All of our locations host Book Discussion Groups. 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

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Clark Pleasant Branch
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

Jul 3 - Legend by Marie Lu
Aug 7 - Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Sep 4 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Oct 2 - Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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

Jul 23 The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

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

Jun 17 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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.

Jul 1 - Mashcraft Brewing - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Aug 5 - Greek's Pizzeria - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Sep 9 - Mallow Run  - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Oct 7 - Planetary Brewing - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Shaffer

Trafalgar Book Club
6:00 p.m.

Jun 18 - I Love You, Miss Huddleston by Philip Gulley
Jul 16 - Animal Farm by George Orwell

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

Jun 26 - The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
Jul 31Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

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

Jun 17 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
July 15 - Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
Aug 19 - The Pact by Jodi Picoult
Sep 16 - Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker
Oct 21 - The Outsider by Stephen King
Nov 18 - Replacement Life by Boris Fishman
Dec 16 - By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank