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. Meeting place: Weaver Street Market, 228 S. Churton St, Hillsborough.


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.