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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.

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

The Lisa Simpson Book Club
Clark Pleasant Branch
6:00 p.m.
First Wednesday evening of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

March 7 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
April 4 -   Any book from the Baby-sitter's Club series

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

March 27 -  Miss Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
April 24 - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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

February 19 - My Antonia by Willa Cather
March 19 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
April 16 - Still Life by Louise Penny
May 21 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
June 18 - Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens 

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.

March 5 - Mashcraft Brewing - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
April 2 - Greek's Pizzeria and Tapp Room -  The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen


Trafalgar Novels & Nosh
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-878-9560 for more information

February 20 - Kindred by Octavia Butler
March 13 - The Girls by Emma Cline
April 10 - Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


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

February 28 - Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall
March 28 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
April 25 - Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk
May 30 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


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

February 19 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; We Read Diverse Books In Honor of Black History Month 
March 19 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
April 16 The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day
May 21
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
June 18 The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

"Reel Women, Vintage Wine" Series
Historic Artcraft Theatre
6
:00-10:00 p.m.

April 20 - Bridget Jones's Diary Novel and Movie Discussion