Books, Booze, and Brains

After the Indianapolis March for Science in 2017, our team offered an inspiring and ambitious vision for the scientific community in our city through several bold asks during the Week Of Action aimed at scientists and science enthusiasts.

Inspired by the March, a local scientists, Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi, decided to start a science themed book club that could bring scientists and the public together through popular books centered on science. She brought together several major partners (Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum, and Central Indiana Science Outreach) to make this idea a reality.

Books, Booze, and Brains has filled local bars to capacity every month we have held an event. This program is a powerful example of how scientists, grassroots movements, and humanities can work together to engage local communities in new and exciting ways!

Join us for our monthly meetings at our new location, Centerpoint Brewing, in downtown Indianapolis to talk about recent popular science books. A local scientist whose research relates to the book topic will join us to share insights and help guide the conversation.

Checkout the links below for upcoming events and to past events, which include the live streams and highlight videos!

Upcoming Meetings

American Wolf | Tuesday, July 31st. 2018 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Centerpoint Brewing | Facebook Event

The End of Plenty | Tuesday, August 28th. 2018 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Centerpoint Brewing | Facebook Event

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Tuesday, September 25th. 2018 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Centerpoint Brewing | Facebook Event

The Ghost Map | Tuesday, October 30th. 2018 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Centerpoint Brewing | Facebook Event

Born to Run | Tuesday, November 27th. 2018 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Centerpoint Brewing | Facebook Event

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Past Meetings

Frankenstein | May 2018 | Webcast

 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts | April 2018 | Webcast

Maggots, Murder, and Men | March 2018 | Webcast

Hidden Figures | February 2018 | Webcast

Ready Player One | January 2018 | Webcast

Note: No meeting in December 2017 | Webcast

Brain on Fire | November 2017 | Webcast | Highlights

Musicophilia | October 2017 | Webcast | Highlights

Almost Human | September 2017 | Note: No video for this event

Stiff | August 2017 | Note: No video for this event