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!

August 2017

African American Literature Book Club

Cover of You Have No Idea by Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams

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:
You Have No Idea by Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams

Clarksville Book Club

book cover of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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:
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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 Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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 Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Mystery Book Club

Books featuring Native American Detectives

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:
Works featuring Native American Detectives, such as those by Tony Hillerman, Anne Hillerman, James Doss, Dana Stabenow, or Margaret Coel.


Who Picked That Book?! Club

Cover of Popular Crime by Bill James

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:
Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence by Bill James