Book club for the ‘scientifically curious’ resumes on Feb. 7

Since this item was posted on Jan. 28, the first session, for The Martian, has been changed. This post reflects that change.

The 12th season of Books, Booze & Brains will return on Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a lineup featuring books about neuroscience, quantum worlds, motherhood and more.

Envisioned as a book club for the scientifically curious, the monthly events take place at Ash & Elm Cider Co., where attendees will discuss the selected title and a local subject matter expert is invited to share insights and help guide the conversation.

Sessions are set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the next five months:

* Feb. 7 – The Martian by Andy Weir. Dr. Barrett Caldwell will be the guest expert.

* Feb. 28 – Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll.

* March 28 – The Man Who Wasn’t There by Anil Ananthaswamy.

* April 25 – The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham.

* May 30 – The Motherhood Complex by Melissa Hogenboom.

Books, Booze & Brains is an ongoing partnership with Indiana Humanities, Central Indiana Science Outreach, March for Science Indianapolis, Indiana Sciences, Indianapolis Public Library and Ash and Elm Cider Co.

“We’re excited to kick off another season of Books, Booze & Brains and provide Hoosiers with an opportunity to gather and discuss big ideas,” said Sam Opsahl, program associate at Indiana Humanities. “As always, our selected titles cover a variety of topics so that our guests are exposed to a universe of scientific thought.”

These events are free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase from Ash & Elm. The events will be livestreamed for accessibility here:

To learn more about Books, Booze & Brains and to see past selections visit

ARTWORK ABOVE: Books, Booze & Brains gives participants a chance to share insights on the world of science.