Search:  Catalog  Site

Book Discussions

Critical Mass

Are you interested in interacting with other people who love reading? Do you enjoy making sense out of what you read through discussion, and tackling books you may not normally try on your own? Then this group is for you!

The library's evening book discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Book Club Room. Readers' Advisory librarians will lead the discussions, which typically focus on serious literature such as classics and award winners.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 814-3987.

  • October 5, 2016 - Carmel Clay Reads
  • November 2, 2016 - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • December 7, 2016 - "The Overcoat" by Nikolai Gogol


Mystery Book Group

Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in the Book Club Room of the Carmel Clay Public Library

  • September 28, 2016 - The Bone is Pointed by Arthur Upfield
  • October 26, 2016 - Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
  • November 16, 2016 - Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
  • December 28, 2016 - The Chill by Ross Macdonald


Page Turners

Page Turners is a book discussion group that meets on the second Wednesday morning of each month from 9:30 to 11:00. We are a lively group who enjoy a variety of fiction works as well as an occasional biography or work of non-fiction. Led by a Readers' Advisory Librarian, the group is casual in format and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 814-3987.

  • October 12, 2016 - Carmel Clay Reads selection
  • November 9, 2016 - A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
  • December 14, 2016 - The Boston Girl by Anita Diamont

Read Between the Wines

Are you the kind of person who can't sit through a book without fried food and a cold beer? Do you find yourself longing, while reading, for a vinyl booth and sticky table? Does a book not truly end until you've discussed it over a drink? Then the library has just the book club for you. Read Between the Wines is a book club for people in their 20s and 30s who want to talk books while trying out local breweries, pubs and restaurants. The club will meet monthly in venues throughout Carmel.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 814-3987.

  • October 12, 2016 -- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • November 9, 2016 - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • December 14, 2016 - Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Spanish Language Book Group

This group meets the first Thursday of the month (except for December) at 7:00 p.m. in the Book Group Room. This discussion is an immersive experience; once you enter the Book Group Room, you are to speak only Spanish. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Readers' Advisory Desk at 814-3987.

  • October 6, 2016 -- Las Pequenas memorias by Jose Saramago
  • November 3, 2016 -- La Musica para Clara by Elizabeth Subercaseaux
  • January 5, 2017 -- Misericordia by Benito Perez Galdos
  • February 2, 2017 -- La Reina Descalza by Ildefonso Falcones
  • March 2, 2017 -- El Mundo de Afuera by Jorge Franco

What We're Reading

News of the World
Paulette Jiles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has done his time, serving in two wars and raising a family of his own. Now, after his wife's death, he travels from town to town, making a living from reading newspapers to audiences eager to hear tales from around the world. On a trip through Wichita Falls, Captain Kidd is approached by an Army ranger desperate to enlist his help. The man has been entrusted with a captive, a young girl named Johanna, stolen from her home and raised by the Kiowa tribe that killed her entire family.