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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

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

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

Oct 22- I Love You Miss Huddleston by Philip Gulley

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

Sep 16 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Oct 21 - The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
Nov 18 - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley
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

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.

Sep 9 - Mallow Run  - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Oct 7 - Planetary Brewing - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Shaffer

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

Aug 28 - Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
Sep 25 - H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Oct 30 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Nov 20 -The Paris Wife by Paula McClain

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

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

Romance Book Club
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.

Aug 29 - Scottish theme
Sep 26 - Enemies to Lovers theme
Oct 24 - Paranormal/Gothic theme