Books, Booze & Brains

We've brought together three of our favorite things—books, booze and science—in a monthly book club for the scientifically curious!

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All events are free and open to the general public; drinks and snacks from Upland Brewing Fountain Square are available for purchase. Find the book at your nearest library or bookstore and join us! Additional dates, almost always the last Tuesday of the month, and titles will be added in the future. Book club participants can opt to donate their gently used books to Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations program following each discussion. 

 The book club is a partnership between Indiana Humanities, Central Indiana Science Outreach, March for Science Indianapolis and Indiana Sciences.

Spring 2020 Schedule

 

Jan. 28, 2020
Book: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
Guest Expert: Dr. Bree A. Weaver, IU School of Medicine

Feb. 25, 2020
Book: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
Guest Expert: Dr. Emily L. Gillepsie, Butler University

March 31, 2020
Book: Cyborg Vol. 1: The Imitation of Life (Rebirth) by John Semper and Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged by David F. Walker
Guest Expert: Maurice Broaddus

April 28, 2020
Book: Eager: The Surprising Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
Guest Expert: Dr. Jennifer Lau, Indiana University

May 26, 2020
Book: The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
Guest Expert: Sarah Halter, Indiana Medical History Museum

 

Questions? Suggestions?

Is there a book you think we should read? Are you a scientist who’d like to help lead a future session? Contact facilitator Krista Hoffmann-LongtinIUPUI School of Liberal Arts and IU School of Medicine.

If you’re interested in starting a local Books, Booze & Brains chapter outside Indianapolis, contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement at Indiana Humanities.