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TCPL Book Groups

Have you always wanted to join a book group? Look no further! Whatever your tastes in books, TCPL has a group for you. Mystery? Fantasy or Sci Fi? Join one of our book groups and enjoy events and conversation with other readers who love your genre as much as you do!

Stay up to date on the latest events or Ask a Librarian about how to join a book group or for a book recommendation for the TCPL staff!

Looking for something interesting to read and someone to discuss it with?

Join us at the Eclectic Book Group on the third Thursday of the month, from 10-11:30 am. Contact librarian Elizabeth Coolman if you have questions (429-0177).

Date Book Title Author
September 20 False Papers Robert Melson
October 18 Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo
November 15 Mandela, Mobutu, and Me Lynn Duke
January 17 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
February 21 Before We Were Your Lisa Wingate
March 21 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
April 18  The Last Nude Ellis Avery
May 15 Merle’s Door Ted Kerasote
June 20 Educated: A Memoir Tara Westover


Murder By The Book

The Murder by the Book Mystery Discussion Group meets every 4th Wednesday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., at the Wyandotte Library. Join us as we discuss mystery and suspense authors.

Click on the author’s name or series name to search for those books in our catalog.

Full book lists for each author and series can be found at the Fantastic Fiction website.For more information contact Richelle Barman at Title and series suggestions for next year are always welcome.

Date Author & Series
January 24 Laura Lipmann: Roam the streets of Baltimore with reporter-turned-PI Tess Monaghan.
February 28 Patricia Cornwell: Forensic anthropologist Kay Scarpetta brings a new perspective on crime.
 March 28 Karin Fossum: Delve into insular and moody Norway with Inspector Konrad Sejer.
April 25 Ann Cleeves: Contrast natural beauty and human darkness on Shetland Island, or follow acerbic Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope around northeast Britain.
May 23 Jacqueline Winspear: WWI nurse turned private investigator Maisie Dobbs takes on mysteries in interwar London and beyond.
June 27 Faye Kellerman: Police lieutenant Peter Decker  and widow Rina Lazarus investigate crimes around Los Angeles.
July 25 Randy Wayne White: Former spy turned marine biologist Doc Ford interrupts his quiet retirement to solve murders and mayhem in sunny Florida.
August 22 Susan Elia MacNeal: In WWII Britain, Maggie Hope mixes espionage with cozy mystery.
September 26 Cora Harrison: In the sixteenth-century Irish kingdom Burren, a female judge named Mara teaches law and investigates murder.
October 24 Louise Penny: In rural Quebec, visiting Inspector Gamache solves crimes in an idyllic village in a series that contrasts hard-boiled and cozy mysteries.
November 14 Joanne Fluke: Witty and practical baker Hannah Swensen digs into both mysteries and culinary conflicts.


Join us at the Wyandotte Branch at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month as we discuss fantasy and science fiction.

Each month we choose a particular author, read some of their books, and then chat about them. Have questions? Contact group leader Sarah Brown at the Wyandotte Library, 765-447-4774 or

Date Author
November 14
Karen Marie Moning
December 12 Elizabeth Bear
January 9 Marie Lu
February 13 Neil Gaiman
March 13 Garth Nix
April 10 David Weber
May 8 Terry Pratchett
June 12 Robert Jordan
July 10 Mercedes Lackey
August 14
Alastair Reynolds
September 11 Terry Goodkind
October 9 Ursual Le Guin
November 13 Kim Harris
December 11 Sarah J. Maas
The Hearthland Book Discussion Series occurs monthly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Klondike Branch Library.  This series features writers and works with ties to the Midwest.

Date Featured Writer Information
September 13 Melissa Fraterrigo Melissa is the author of Glory Days and founder of the Lafayette Writers Studio will be joining us as we discuss this coming of age story set against the backdrop of an aging amusement park.
 October 11  Whitney Terrell  Whitney is the author of The Good Lieutenant among other books.  He will also be the guest speaker for the Purdue Visiting Writer Reading Series in October.
 November 15  Natalie Diaz  Natalie is an award winning poet and author of When My Brother Was an Aztec.  She will be the guest speaker for the Purdue Visiting Writer Reading Series in November.
 December 13  Kelsey Timmerman  Kelsey is the award winning and best selling author of several books including his most recent, Where Am I Giving?