Book Clubs

If you love books and love talking about them, join one of JTPL’s book discussion groups! From Mystery to African-American Literature, JTPL offers a book group for everyone. Find out which one is best for you!

Can’t get enough book discussion? Check out the American Library Association’s new Book Club Central website to find other book clubs as well as get resources for starting or leading your own club!

January 2019

African American Literature Book Club

Cover of The Book In Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

When:
3rd Saturday of the month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where:
Jeffersonville location
Theme:
This book club is for adults who enjoy reading and discussing works by or about African-American authors
More Info:
Call Kim Jackson at (812) 285–8602
Up Next:
The Book In Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis

Clarksville Book Club

book cover of Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When:
Last Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Where:
Jeffersonville location
Theme:
The club discusses a wide variety of books and authors and has been in existence over 10 years
More Info:
Call the Clarksville Branch Library at (812) 285–5640
Up Next:
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Let’s Have a Conversation: All About Books

Let's Have A Conversation All About Books

When:
Second Tuesday of the month from 1 – 2 p.m.
Where:
Jeffersonville location
Theme:
This new group is a general book discussion group with no specific titles assigned each month.
More Info:
Call Harriet Goldberg at (812) 285–5635
Up Next:
Various titles

Literary Ladies Book Club

Cover of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

When:
Third Wednesday of the month from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where:
Clarksville location
Theme:
Books that focus on family, friendship, and relationships that feature strong female characters
More Info:
Call Jennifer Harl at (812) 285–5640
Up Next:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Mystery Book Club

books by Martin Cruz Smith

When:
Last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:
Jeffersonville location
Theme:
This book club is for patrons who enjoy reading and discussing mystery books
More Info:
Call Sharon Zimmerman at (812) 285–5635
Up Next:
Books by Martin Cruz Smith in honor of his receipt of the 2019 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.


Who Picked That Book?! Club

On hiatus in November

When:
Last Thursday of the month from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where:
Clarksville location
Theme:
True crime and suspense in both fiction and non-fiction, but also other books of interest
More Info:
Call the Clarksville Branch Library at (812) 285–5640
Up Next:
On hiatus