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 Evelyn at daniel@ils.unc.edu for the meeting place.

January 20 (originally scheduled for December 9) - Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille
February 10Ranger Confidential by Andrea Lankford
March 10  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
April 14Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
May 5 On Trails by Robert Moor
June 9The Wisdom of Wolves by Jim and Jamie Dutcher
July 14 Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven
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 8 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman


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.

January 7The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
February 4Roots by Alex Haley
March 4  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
April 1The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
May 6 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
June 3The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
July 1 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
August 5 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
September – Labor Day; no meeting
Oct–Dec - Titles to be determined

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.

April 9 -  Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
May 14Salt to the Sea by Rita Sepetys
June 11 Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin Aptowicz
July 9Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
August 13The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart
September 10The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler
October 8 – Reader’s Choice
November 12Becoming by Michelle Obama


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 or email Jody Smith for more details.

April 23 - Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
May 28 - Milkman by Anna Burns
June 25 - Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
July 23 - The Overstory by Richard Power
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.