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!

October 2017

African American Literature Book Club

Cover of The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

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 Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey and Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Clarksville Book Club

book cover of The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

When:
Last Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Where:
Clarksville 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:
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

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

On hiatus in November

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:
On hiatus for October 2017

Mystery Book Club

Mysteries featuring witches

When:
Third Monday 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:
Mysteries featuring witches, paricularly by M.C. Beaton, Bailey Cates, and Nancy Atherton.


Who Picked That Book?! Club

Cover of Homicide by David Simon

When:
Fourth Monday 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:
Homicide by David Simon