The Book Club began in November 2000 with a handful of members and has continued growing and changing!
The Book Club meets at the library at 7:00p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. (Typically, March-May and September-November)
There is an annual $5.00 fee due at the March or April book discussion. This covers the cost of Inter Library Loans for book discussions.
The Book Club will purchase one book a year to then donate to the library to add to the library's multiple copy collection.
The facilitator changes with each book.
Everyone has the opportunity to suggest a book and lead the discussion.
To join the book club you may stop by or call the library at (563) 432-7135.
Currently this Book Club is full.
THURSDAY NIGHT READING GROUP HISTORY
The reading group began in November 2000. It started when Janet Hamilton offered her volunteer services to lead story hour. Not being a need in our library at that time for a regular story hour, she agreed to lead an adult reading group. Janet led the group through the first three books. At that time, she decided to pursue more education and we continued with the group. Our group has grown from nine members to as many as twenty members. These days we try to keep it at around 12 members.
THURSDAY NIGHT READING GROUP BOOK LIST
April 2020 | Cherokee America, Margaret Verble (Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak/library closure)
May 2020| Uncommon Type, Tom Hanks (Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak/library closure)
September 2020 | Mothers, Brit Bennett (Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak/library closure)
October 2020 | Born a Crime, Trevor Noah (Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak/library closure)
November 2020 | The Winter Solider, Daniel Mason (Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak/library closure)
5.2.19 | My Grandma's Hands, Susan Wardell (Children's Author - Author Visit)
6.6.19 | Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
9.5.19 | The Little Paris Bookshop, Holly George
10.3.19 | This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm, Ted Genoways (An All Iowa Reads Selection!)
11.7.19 | Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate
THE WAY THE CROW FLIES, ANN-MARIE MACDONALD
BOTTOMLAND, MICHELLE HOOVER
A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THE FACTS, NINA SIEGAL
THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, J CANNON
BOYS IN THE BUNK HOUSE, DAN BARRY
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, ANTHONY DOERR
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, PAULA HAWKINS (BOOKGROUP PURCHASED COPIES)
HILLBILLY ELEGY, J.D. VANCE
ALL WHO ARE BRAVE ARE FORGIVEN, CHRIS CLEAVE
SMALL GREAT THINGS, JODI PICOULT