Although not predicted by standard stellar evolution, it is known that the surface abundance of light elements changes during the red giant branch (RGB) as a result of extra-mixing. This is associated usually with thermohaline mixing acting after the RGB bump. Peculiar lithium-enriched RGB stars might also be related to either enhanced extra-mixing or pollution from external sources. We measure the lithium (Li) abundance and carbon isotopic ratio C12/C13 in a sample of 166 field red giants with -0.3<[Fe/H]<0.2, targeted by the EXPRESS radial velocity program to analyze the effects of extra-mixing. The Li abundance pattern is complicated to interpret, but the comparison between RGB and core-He burning giants shows the effects of extra-mixing consistent with thermohaline. The most Li-enriched giant in the sample was classified as a RGB star close to the luminosity function bump with low C12/C13. Given that the C12/C13 should not be affected by external mechanisms, contamination by an external source, such as a planet, does not seem to be the source of the high Li. The C12C13 presents new clues to describe the extra-mixing. There is a decreasing correlation between mass and C12/C13 in the RGB and an increasing correlation in the horizontal branch, which, once again, is consistent with thermohaline mixing. Our data also shows a correlation between C12/C13 and [Fe/H]. There is no evident impact of binarity either on Li or C12/C13. Our sample shows behavior that is consistent with additional mixing acting after the RGB bump. Li, which is heavily affected by rotational mixing and other processes, does not show a clear trend. Instead, the C12/C13 could be the best tool to study mixing in red giants. Additional measurements of C12/C13 in field stars would greatly improve our ability to compare with models and understand the mixing mechanisms.