Adult Book Discussion Groups

Adult Book Discussion Groups

Traveling Tales

Traveling Tales is a collection of book club kits for those who want to start their own book discussion groups. Each kit contains up to 12 copies of the book along with a reading guide, and may be checked out for eight weeks. Kits are checked out to one member of the group and include a sign-out sheet for the group to keep track of the books. You can check out and return kits at the Circulation Desk on the Library’s first floor. We don’t accept kits in the outdoor drop box, and all the books must be returned at one time. Group members can’t return books individually. Click here to browse the Library’s Traveling Tales kits.

For more information and to reserve a kit, call (423) 434-4454 or email Adult Services.

Rebellious Reads

Tackle controversial, banned, and challenged books by joining Rebellious Reads, a thought-provoking book club for the intrepid reader. While the topics covered may be unsettling for some readers, all books chosen are works that have achieved a substantial and lasting literary significance. Group members discuss the books in a respectful atmosphere that supports a platform for expression and cultivates empathy and perspective. Special loan copies are provided for the first 10 registrants; additional copies are available for checkout at JCPL, other libraries in our consortium, and R.E.A.D.S. The group meets four times a year at off-site, downtown locations.

For more information and to register for Rebellious Reads, call (423) 434-4454, email Adult Services, or visit the Information Desk on the Library’s second floor.

Tales & Talk

Tales & Talk is a book discussion group that meets on the second Thursday of March, April, May, September, October, and November. Discussions are held from 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Library’s second floor board room. JCPL librarians select titles from a variety of genres that address thought-provoking topics. Discussions are led by our librarians for a deeper understanding of these works. A limited number of book copies are available to regular group attendees to borrow or purchase, and Adult Services staff can assist you with borrowing additional copies from area libraries.

For more information and to register for Tales & Talk, call (423) 434-4454, email Adult Services, or visit the Information Desk on the Library’s second floor.