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  • Book Discussions

Book Discussions

    Interested in book discussions at the Carmel Clay Public Library? 
    Please email radv@carmel.lib.in.us for details about online discussions.



    Books After Lunch

    This discussion group meets on the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. This casual group is led by a Readers' Advisory Librarian. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 


    October 19, 2020 - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
    November 16, 2020 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
    December 21, 2020 - The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens



    Critical Mass

    The library's evening book discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. A Readers' Advisory librarian will lead the discussions, which typically focus on serious literature such as classics and award winners. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 


    October 7, 2020 - Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
    November 4, 2020 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
    December 2, 2020 - A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr



    Mystery Book Group

    This evening discussion group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 


    October 28, 2020 - Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
    November 18, 2020 - The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
    December 23, 2020 - Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin
     


    Page Turners

    The Page Turners book group offers two different sessions each month on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Over the course of the year, both groups will read the same 12 books but in a different order. This lively group, led by a Readers' Advisory librarian, enjoys a variety of fiction works as well as an occasional biography or work of nonfiction. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987.

    Page Turners 1


    October 14, 2020 - The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
    November 11, 2020 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
    December 9, 2020 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers


    Page Turners 2


    October 28, 2020 - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
    November 18, 2020 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    December 16, 2020 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean



    Read Between the Wines

    Read Between the Wines is a book club made up primarily of people in their 20s and 30s (although everyone is welcome) who want to talk books while trying out local breweries, pubs, and restaurants. This spirited group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in venues throughout Carmel. Registration is not required. For more information, call 317-814-3987 or email radv@carmel.lib.in.us.


    October 14, 2020 - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    November 11, 2020 - The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
    December 16, 2020 - Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick

    January 13, 2021 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    February 10, 2021 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
    March 10, 2021 - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
    April 14, 2021 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    May 12, 2021 - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
    June 9, 2021 - The Girls by Emma Cline
    July 14, 2021 - Little by Edward Carey
    August 11, 2021 - The Mothers by Brit Bennett
    September 8, 2021 - The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
    October 13, 2021 - The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
    November 10, 2021 - Beartown by Frederick Backman
    December 8, 2021 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré



    Spanish-Language Book Group

    This discussion group provides Spanish-language discussions of Spanish-language titles. The group meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 317-814-3987. 


    October 1, 2020 - Pantaleón y las visitadoras by Mario Vargas Llosa
    November 5, 2020 - Del amor y otros demonios by Gabriel García Márquez
    December 3, 2020 - Poetry night - no meeting at the library