Book discussion groups meeting’s announced

Five Jackson County Public Library book discussion groups will meet this month.

Adults and teens are invited to attend one or all of these free groups. The books are available at the checkout desk.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the Book’s Night Out group, led by information services assistant Stephanie Sluder, will discuss “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen at China Buffet, 1244 E. Tipton St., Seymour. The group meets on the third Friday of each month at different restaurants. Readers will enjoy this funny crime book where a former officer keeps a human arm in a freezer to solve its case and get out of his restaurant inspector demotion position.

Tim Decker will lead the Books By Night discussion group when it meets to talk about “Middle Passage” by Charles Johnson at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St. This group meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month but is meeting a week early due to Thanksgiving. “Middle Passage” is a National Book Award-winning novel.

Meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, the Crothersville Library group will discuss “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Guest’s first novel sets a typical American family into this memorable, moving novel. The author takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain and ultimate healing.

Fantastic Fictioneers plan to talk about the book, “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karon, at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Seymour Library. Led by volunteers Maxine Darlage and Sharon Kamman, this group meets on the third Friday of each month. Read the first novel in Karon’s best-selling and beloved Mitford series and get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

The Medora Book Discussion group will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 23. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. The group will discuss “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash. The book is a literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town.

For information about any of these groups, call Becky Brewer at 812-405-1833 or Bill Anderson at 812-405-1834.