Upcoming Book Discussions

New members are welcome to join any book group. No registration is required. For assistance, or to get a copy of a book, please visit the Customer Service Desk or call (812) 949-3523.

Death on the Shelf Mysteries Book Group

Tuesday, October 16th
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Applegate Room

The Godwulf Manuscript

by Robert B. Parker

New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers – Book 1 in the series –

“The toughest, funniest, wisest, private eye in the field these days.” – Houston Cronicle

Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest.

The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn’t finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked “D” — for dead.

Noon Brown Bag and a Book Group

Wednesday, October 17th
12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Strassweg Auditorium

We Could Be Beautiful

by Swan Huntley

Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. After two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is worried that she’ll never have a family of her own.

Then at an art opening Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome banker who shares her impeccable taste and whose parents once moved in the same circles as Catherine’s. But as William and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs. Her mother, now suffering lapses in memory, seems to hate William on sight. Is William lying about his past? And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth?

Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein

One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an initiative designed by Indiana Humanities to encourage Hoosiers to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel as it turns 200 in 2018.

Frankenstein Book Discussion and Tea

Wednesday, October 24 from 2 PM – 3 PM

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, 914 E. Main Street

Join us for a book discussion of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein at the Culbertson Mansion. Who is the true monster in the novel? As science advances, what responsibility do we have to manage our creations and inventions? Discuss all this and more over FREE tea and sandwiches in an authentic 19th century setting.

Registration is required. Register by visiting the Customer Service Desk or call 812-949-3522. A free copy of the book is available to all registered participants; pick yours up at the upper Customer Service Desk.