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

July 5 - Original Gangstas by Ben Westhoff
August 2 - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
September 6 - Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records and the Transformation of Southern Soul by Marc Ribowsky
October 4 - I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne
November 7 - Between a Heart and a Rock Place by Pat Benatar


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

September 18 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
October 16 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
November 20 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


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.

July 15 - Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
October 21 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


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.

July 3 - Mallow Run Winery - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
August 7 - River City Winery - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
October 2 - Shallo's Antique Restaurant & Brewhaus - God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
November 6 - Hoosier Brewhouse - Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

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

June 27 - The Crossing by Samar Yazbek
July 25 - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
August 29 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
September 26 - People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
October 24 - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
November 14 - When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning


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

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

July 17 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
August 21 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
September 18 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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