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At long last, three of our favorite things—books, booze and science—are coming together in a monthly book club for the scientifically curious! This group meets monthly in Indianapolis to talk about recent popular science books. A local scientist whose research relates to the book topic joins to share insights and help guide the conversation.

All events are free and open to the general public. Discussions also feature one or more guest scientists or scholars with expertise relevant to the book of the month. Find the book at your nearest library or bookstore and join us!

Program Details

Spring 2023 Schedule

January 31 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ash and Elm Cider Company (1301 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Books: The Martian by Andy Weir

February 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ash and Elm Cider Company (1301 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Book: Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll

March 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ash and Elm Cider Company (1301 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Book: The Man Who Wasn’t There by Anil Ananthaswamy

April 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ash and Elm Cider Company (1301 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Book:
The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham

May 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ash and Elm Cider Company (1301 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)
Book:
The Motherhood Complex by Melissa Hogenboom 

*While we plan to have an in-person season, formats are subject to change based on pandemic conditions and safety concerns. Check Indiana Humanities’ Facebook page for the most updated information on locations and format.

Past Books, Booze and Brains Discussions

See our previous books and experts here. 

Program Highlights

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Photo Album

See the book club in action

In January 2020 we met to discuss And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts at Upland Fountain Square.

Take a peek

Partners

  • Indiana Humanities
  • Central Indiana Science Outreach
  • March for Science Indianapolis
  • Indiana Sciences
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • Ash and Elm Cider Company

Questions?

Contact Sam Opsahl, Program Associate:
sopsahl@indianahumanities.org317.616.3641

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