Book Clubs

Join the Orange County Public Library for our online book clubs. All book clubs are open to anyone who wishes to join!

Community Member-Led Book Clubs | Contact the organizer

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 4The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chestnutt

February 1Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

March 1The Hound of the Baskervilles by sir Arthur Conan Doyle

April 5A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

May 3North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

June 7Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

July 5 – no meeting

August 2One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

September 6 – no meeting 

October 4The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

November 1Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

December 6Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Tuesday Evening Book Club

January 12Blue Marlin by Lee Smith

February 9Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

March 9The Splendid and the Vile: a Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

April 13  - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

May 11Book of Ages:  The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

June 8The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

July 13On My Own by Diane Rehm

August 10 – Reader’s choice

September 14The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Librarian-Led Via Zoom 

Carrboro Branch Book Club -- 4th Tuesday/month

This club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Register online  or call 919.245.2525 or the Carrboro Branch Library, 919.699.3006 to register. You will receive the Zoom code the day of the book club.

January 26 - We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

February 23 - The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine

March 23 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

April 27 -  My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley

May 25 - New People by Danzy Senna

June 22 - Severance by Ling Ma

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.