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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

Rockin' Reads
Clark Pleasant Branch
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

November 7 - Between a Heart and a Rock Place by Pat Benatar
December 6 - Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg

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

January 3 - Ghost World by Dan Clowes
February 7 - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
March 7 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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

October 16 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
November 20 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
December 18 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
January 15 - Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos
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 


Military Reads
Franklin Branch

Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend this book discussion. Books will be available at the reference desk.

October 21 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
February 10 - Monuments Men by Robert Edsel


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.

November 6 - Hoosier Brewhouse - Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
December 4 - Shale Creek BrewingShakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
*Celebrate our two year anniversary and the holiday season by participating in a "Dirty Santa" book swap (please bring a new or used book in wrapping paper - the funnier the better!)
January 8 - Taxman Brewery  - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
February 5 - Planetary Brewing - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


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

October 24 - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
November 14 - When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
December 19 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
January 23 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
February 20 - Kindred by Octavia Butler


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

October 25 - Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O‚ÄôReilly
November 15 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
December 13 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
January 24 - Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
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

October 16 - Help for the Haunted by John Searles
November 20 - Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer
December 18 - A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
January 15 The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
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