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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

June 6 - Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
July 11 - A Separate Peace by John Knowles
August 1 - Memoir of your choice

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

May 22 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
June 26 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
July 24 - So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

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

May 21 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
June 18 - Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens 

Rory Gilmore Book Club
Franklin Branch
6:30 p.m.
Call 317-738-9711 for more information

July 19 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

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.

June 4 - River City WineryAtonement by Ian McEwan
July 2 - Big Woods BrewingInto Thin Air by John Krakauer
August 2Shallo's Antique Restaurant & Brewhaus - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Trafalgar Novels & Nosh
2:00 p.m.
Call 317-878-9560 for more information

June 12 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
July 10 - The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark

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

May 30 - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
June 27 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
July 25 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
August 29 - Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk

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

May 21 - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
June 18 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
July 16 - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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

Historic Artcraft Theatre Novel and Movie Discussion
:00-10:00 p.m.

June 29 - Jaws by Peter Benchley