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    Join a book club this fall to meet with other literary bibliophiles and discuss to your heart's content. Here's a brief listing of some that occur around the city.

    At the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), there are several book discussion groups that repeat monthly and numerous branch libraries as well as the Main Library. Many of the book discussions happening this September coincide with International Month at the Library. Here is a list for the remaining dates, times, and locations in September:

    Adult Book Discussion Groups

    Saturday, September 13, 10:30am - Crescent Hill

    Monday, September 15, 1pm - Western

    Monday, September 15, 7pm - Southwest

    Monday, September 15, 7pm – Westport

                    3rd Monday of each month

    Tuesday, September 16, 7pm - Okolona

    Wednesday, September 17, 10:15am – Jeffersontown

                    3rd Wednesday of each month

    Wednesday, September 17, 6pm – Fairdale

                    3rd Wednesday of each month

    Thursday, September 18, 11am – St. Matthews

    Thursday, September 18, 2pm – Southwest

    Thursday, September 18, 6pm - Western

    Thursday, September 18, 6:30pm – Bon Air

    Thursday, September 18, 6:30pm - Shively

    Thursday, September 18, 7pm - Okolona

    Wednesday, September 24, 1pm – Crescent Hill

    Thursday, September 25, 6:30pm – Shively

    Thursday, September 25, 6:30pm - Portland

    Saturday, September 27, 11am – Highlands/Shelby Park

    Saturday, September 27, 2pm - Western

    Tuesday, September 30, 6pm – Fairdale

    Carmichael’s Bookstore hosts book clubs, author events, and discussion groups throughout each month at both of its locations: in the Highlands at 1295 Bardstown Road and in the Clifton/Crescent Hill area at 2720 Frankfort Avenue. The Carmichael’s Community Book Club will be discussing The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm. For more information about this book club, click here. The club has about 20 members and they welcome new people all the time. You can also email for more information.

    Mayor’s Book Club

    The Mayor’s Book Club is a monthly meet-up at the Main Library downtown (LFPL) every third Wednesday from 12pm-1pm. Participants can join in on discussions and explore books and their stories rooted in many different cultures. The Mayor’s Book Club is currently discussing international-themed books; you can bring a brown bag lunch to the meetings. See more about it here.

    Other book clubs and literary meet-ups around Louisville include the following:

    Galleycat Book Club

    Literature and Libations in Louisville

    Louisville Book Meetup

    A Reader’s Corner hosts many book signings throughout the month and they are very active during the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop on the final Friday of each month. Upcoming book signing events include author Kevin Gibson signing his book Louisville Beer September 26 during the September Trolley Hop.

    Missing your book club or meet-up? Tweet us @louisvillecom or @loustorygal and tell us.

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    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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