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Book Clubs and Book Club Kits

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Outdoor Explorer Book Club 

For readers who enjoy books about nature and outdoor adventure! Second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Main Library in Hillsborough.  Please email for more details

March 11 – Tides: the Science and the Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White (note:  meeting on second floor of library)
April 8 – Lost in the Wild:  Danger and Survival in the North Woods by Cary J. Griffith
May 13 – The Wild Trees:  a Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
June 10 – The World Without Us by Alan Weisman


First Monday Classics 
First Monday of the month at 6:30 pm 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.


March 5
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
April 2 - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
May 7 - True Grit by Charles Portis
June 4 - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
July 2 - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
August 6 - The Grifters by Jim Thompson
September – holiday – no meeting
October 1 - TBA
November 5 - To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
December 3 - Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder


Tuesday Evening Book Club 
Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Main Library. Please email for more details.


April 10 – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
May 8 – Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
June 12 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
July 10 – Your choice of any book by Elizabeth Spencer
August 14– The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
September 11 - Readers’ choice
October 9 – Your choice of any book about World War I


Carrboro Branch Adult Book Club 
Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm 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 for more details.


February 27The Mothers by Brit Bennett
March 27Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
April 24A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
May 22The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
June 26Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
July 24 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
August 28The Power by Naomi Alderman


Book Club Kits

The library provides two types of Book Club Kits. 

  • A regular Book Club Kit comes with six copies of the title in hardback or paperback.
  • A Book Club Kit+ comes with copies of the title in a variety of formats. It may include a large print version, an audiobook version, or a DVD if the book has been made into a movie.

For more information and to see a list of our current Book Club Kits, click here. Every kit includes a reader’s guide, including discussion questions and an author spotlight. This document can be found on our website as a PDF. Read our FAQ page for more information.