Book Clubs

Around Orange County 

Outdoor Explorer Book Club

For readers who enjoy books about nature and outdoor adventure! Second Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at different venues in the Chapel Hill/Hillsborough area. Please email Doloras at for the meeting place.

August 11  The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
September 8Beyond Words; What Animals Think by Carl Safina
October 13 The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
November 10High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver
December – No meeting

At the Main Library in Hillsborough

First Monday Classics

This club meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Each discussion is led by one of these local authors: Ariel Djanikian, Clay Griffith, Nathan Kotecki, or James Maxey. Please email for more details.

August 5 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
September – Labor Day; no meeting
October 7 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
November 4Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
December 2 Call of the Wild by Jack London

Tuesday Evening Book Club

This club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Please email for more details.

November 12Becoming by Michelle Obama
December 10Christmas in Plains: Memories by Jimmy Carter
January 14The Library Book by Susan Orlean
February 11The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
March 10Choose your own lesser known classic
April 14Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
May 12 – Reader's Choice
June 9The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

At the Carrboro Branch Library 

Carrboro Branch Adult Book Club

This club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Branch. Join us for this free monthly librarian-led discussion. Copies of the book are usually available. Please call the Carrboro Branch at 919.969.3006 for more details.

August 27 - Sacred Country by Rose Tremain
September 24 - The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
October 22 -  The Door by Magda Szabo
We will not meet in November or December

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.