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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

Jan 9 - Watchmen by Alan Moore

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

Oct 23 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 20 - The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Dec 18 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Jan 15 - Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

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

Oct 15 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 19 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Dec 17 - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Jan 21 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Feb 18 - The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
Mar 18 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Apr 15 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
May 20 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
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.

Nov 5 - Greek's Pizzeria and Tapp Room - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Dec 3 - MashCraft Brewing - Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall
Jan 7 - Planetary BrewingFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Trafalgar Grim Readers
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-878-9560 for more information

Oct 16 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 20 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Dec 18 - Children of Men by P.D. James
Jan 15 - The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

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

Oct 31 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 14 - Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Dec 12 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Jan 30 - The One-In-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
Feb 27 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Mar 27 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergese

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

October 15 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 19 - Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
Dec 17 - Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
Jan 21 - A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain
Feb 18 - Black Rose by Tananarive Due
Mar 18 - Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church
Apr 15 - Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
May 20 - Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok