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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

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

Sept 5Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Oct 3Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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

Aug 21 - The Scent of Rain & Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Sept 25 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Oct 23 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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

Sept 17 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Oct 15 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nov 19 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Dec 17 - The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

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.

Sept 10 - Taxman Brewing- My Antonia by Willa Cather
Oct 1 - Nailers Brewing Co. - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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

Aug 14 - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Sep 11 - Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Oct 16 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

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

August 29 - Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk
Sept 26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Oct 31 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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

August 20 - Where am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman
September 17 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
October 15 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
November 19 - Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
December 17 - Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole