Book Clubs

Our book clubs are going digital. 
All of our book clubs are open to anyone who wishes to join!

We have two types of book clubs available, community member-led or librarian-led. Anyone is welcome to join either type of club. To join a community member-led club, send an email to the person designated in the club’s description. To join a librarian-led club, call 919.245.2525 or register through the link on our program calendar.

Community Member-Led Book Clubs

Outdoor Explorer Book Club

The Outdoor Explorer Book Club has been suspended until further notice. Please email Doloras at 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 6  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
February 3Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
March 2  Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
April 6 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
May 4  An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
June 1Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
July 6  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
August 3 A yet to be named Agatha Christie novel
September 7  No meeting
October 5  Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
November 2 Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
December 7  Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Tuesday Evening Book Club

This club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m . Please email Sara Levinson for more details.
August 11 – Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: the Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
September 8Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
October 13The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg
November 10 – Reader’s choice
December 8 - Reader’s choice holiday book or Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
January 12Blue Marlin by Lee Smith

Librarian-Led Via Zoom 

Carrboro Branch Adult Book Club -- 4th Tuesday/month

This club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Join us for this free librarian-led discussion via GotToMeeting. Register online  or call 919.245.2525 to register and receive the Zoom code the day-of the book club.

January 28 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
February 25 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 24 - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
April 28 - The Sellout by Paul Beatty
May 26 - Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
June 23 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
July 28 - Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
August 25 - There There by Tommy Orange 

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.