Join the Orange County Public Library for our online book clubs. All book clubs are open to anyone who wishes to join!
Community Member-Led Book Clubs | Contact the organizer
Outdoor Explorer Book Club
The Outdoor Explorer Book Club has been suspended until further notice. Please email Doloras at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
First Monday Classics
This club meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Each discussion is led by one of these local authors: Ariel Djanikian, Clay Griffith, Nathan Kotecki, or James Maxey. Please email for more details.
January 4 – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chestnutt
February 1 – Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
March 1 – The Hound of the Baskervilles by sir Arthur Conan Doyle
April 5 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
May 3 – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
June 7 – Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
July 5 – no meeting
August 2 – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
September 6 – no meeting
October 4 – The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
November 1 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
December 6 – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Tuesday Evening Book Club
January 12 – Blue Marlin by Lee Smith
February 9 – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
March 9 – The Splendid and the Vile: a Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
April 13 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
May 11 – Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
June 8 – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
July 13 – On My Own by Diane Rehm
August 10 – Reader’s choice
September 14 – The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Carrboro Branch Book Club -- 4th Tuesday/month
This club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Register online or call 919.245.2525 or the Carrboro Branch Library, 919.699.3006 to register. You will receive the Zoom code the day of the book club.
January 26 - We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
February 23 - The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
March 23 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
April 27 - My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley
May 25 - New People by Danzy Senna
June 22 - Severance by Ling Ma
Not a Book Club -- 2nd Thursday/month
The next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it with our fellow readers. Join us online the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for an informal book discussion. We’re "Not a Book Club," so there’s no assigned reading and no pressure. Just grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and let’s talk books! Register here or call 919.245.2525 for more details.
Book Club Kits
If you’d like to start your own book club, we can help. See more information and a list of our current Book Club Kits. Every kit includes a reader’s guide that contains discussion questions and/or an author spotlight.