Book Clubs

Around Orange County 

Outdoor Explorer Book Club

For readers who enjoy books about nature and outdoor adventure! Second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at different venues in the Chapel Hill/Hillsborough area. Please email for more details.

August 12 - The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Meeting place: Coker Arboretum, Chapel Hill.

September 9 - The Beekeepers Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus. Meeting place: Blackwood Farm Park, 4215 NC 86, Hillsborough, NC. (Tie-in program:  Orange County Beekeeper’s Association presents All About Bees – Main Library in Hillsborough, September 15, 2 p.m.)

October 14 - From Laurel Hill to Siler’s Bog: The Walking Adventures of a Naturalist by John K. Terres
Meeting Place: NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill. Post-discussion event – Mason Farm Biological Reserve. 

November 11 - The Overstory by Richard Powers. Meeting place: The Root Cellar, 750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill.

December 9 - Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille. For meeting place information, contact Maureen at the Main Library.


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, James Maxey. Please email for more details.

September – holiday – no meeting
October 1 - Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
November 5 - To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
December 3 - Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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.

October 9 - Any book on World War I
November 13 -  Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang
December 11 -  A Christmas Journey  by Anne Perry
January 8 - Educated  by Tara Westover
February 12 - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
March 12 - Readers' choice
April 9 -  Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard


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.

November 27 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
December 27 - No meeting
January 22 - Old Filth by Jane Gardam
February 26 - Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
March 26 - In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi


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.