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!

September 2018

African American Literature Book Club

Cover of Black President by Brenda Hampton

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:
Black President by Brenda Hampton and The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Clarksville Book Club

book cover of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

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:
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

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 through the summer 2018

Mystery Book Club

'Tartan Noir' mysteries set in the Scottish Highlands

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:
‘Tartan Noir’ mysteries set in the Scottish Highlands by authors like Peter May, Ann Cleeves, and Ian Rankin.

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