Join a Book Club

Join a Book Club

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


Clark Pleasant Branch
5:30 p.m.
First Wednesday evening of the month
Call 317-535-6206 for more information

Rockin' Reads

April 5Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch
May 3Light My Fire: My Life with the Doors by Ray Manzarek
June 7 - On the Road with Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke
July 5 - Original Gangstas by Ben Westhoff
August 2 - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen


Franklin Branch Pizza & Pages
For Teens
6:00 p.m.
Call 317-738-2833 for more information

April 7The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
May 19Hate List by Jennifer Brown


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

April 17 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
May 15 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
June 19 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Military Reads

Franklin Branch
Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend the discussion for "Escaped With Honor" by Charles Layton. Books will be available at the reference desk.


Novel and Movie Discussion at the Historic Artcraft Theatre
Come to The Artcraft Cottage (49 E. Madison Street directly behind the Willard) before the show at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Nicholas Spark's book and receive early access to theatre seating for the movie (the movie begins at 7:30). Directly after the film, join a book to film comparison at The Willard.

April 21 - The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
April 28 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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.

April 3 - Planetary Brewing - 1984 by George Orwell
May 1 - Mashcraft Brewing - The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
June 6 - Greek's Pizzeria & Tapp Room - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
July 3 - Mallow Run Winery - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
August 7 - River City Winery - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Trafalgar Novels & Nosh

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

April 25 - Rainy Day Reads
May 30 - Non-Fiction Reads
June 27 - The Crossing by Samar Yazbek
July 25 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
August 29 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver


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

March 29 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
April 26 - Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
May 31 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
June 28 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
July 26 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
August 30 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

White River Branch Monday Night Book Club

7:00 p.m.
Third Monday evening of the month
Call 317-885-1330 for more information

April 17 - Territory by Tricia Fields
May 15 - Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite
June 19 - Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon
July 17 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
August 21 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter