Library Services Update:Starting Thursday, February 11, the library will re-open for browsing! Click this message for hours and information about other library services available.


Our Book Clubs will be held virtually until further notice.

Visit our program calendar for more details.

Let’s talk about books! Join a club and meet other readers. The Urbandale Public Library offers the following book clubs for adults:

  • Booked for Dinner – Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

An exciting book club that mixes good books and good conversation! Feel free to bring dinner.  

  • On the Same Page – Third Wednesday of the month, Noon to 1:00 PM

Spend time with other book enthusiasts! Feel free to bring a snack.

  • Brown Bag Book Club – Last Tuesday and/or Thursday of the month, Noon to 1:00 PM

Join us for a midday book discussion!  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Books for the book clubs can be checked out at the Services Desk or scheduled for curbside pickup at the conclusion of the previous month’s meeting and are available while supplies last. Visit our events calendar for each month’s book club selections. For more information, contact Susan at 515-331-6776. 


Book Talks Available On Demand

Can’t make it to a book club meeting?  Our book club facilitator offers pre-recorded book talks to inspire you to explore these titles yourself!

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Are you in a book club?

Don’t buy books to discuss; check them out free from the library! We have several Book Club Kits available for check out. Click here for more information and a list of titles.

Reader’s Advisory Service

Looking for a book recommendation?  We’re always happy to introduce you to a new author or title and select works from a particular genre.  Just complete our Reader’s Advisory form and we’ll get you ready for your next experience.  Find something you like?  Submit a review.


Booked For Dinner
Date Title Author Location
January 12, 2021 The German Midwife Mandy Robotham F Robotham, Mandy
February 9 The Lager Queen of Minnesota J. Ryan Stradal F Stradal, J. Ryan
March 9 Well Behaved Indian Women Saumys Dave F Dave, Saumya
April 13 Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts F Letts, Elizabeth
May 11 This Tender Land William Kent Krueger F Krueger, William K.
June 8 Call Your Daughter Home Deb Spera F Spera, Deb
July 13 Little Faith Nickolas Butler F Butler, Nickolas

Click here for a list of past Booked For Dinner titles.

On The Same Page
Date Title Author Location
January 20, 2021 The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall F Wall, Cara
February 17 This Tender Land William Kent Krueger F Krueger, William K.
March 17 Little Faith Nickolas Butler F Butler, Nickolas
April 21 Call Your Daughter Home Deb Spera F Spera, Deb
May 19 The German Midwife Mandy Robotham F Robotham, Mandy
June 16 The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna Juliet Grames F Grames, Juliet
July 21 Well Behaved Indian Women Saumys Dave F Dave, Saumya

Click here for a list of past On The Same Page titles.

Brown Bag Book Club
Date Title Author Location
January 28, 2021 Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts F Letts, Elizabeth
February 23 Call Your Daughter Home Deb Spera F Spera, Deb
March 25 The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna Juliet Grames F Grames, Juliet
April 27 & 29 Little Faith Nickolas Butler F Butler, Nickolas
May 25 & 26 Well Behaved Indian Women Saumys Dave F Dave, Saumya
June 22 & 24 The Lager Queen of Minnesota J. Ryan Stradal F Stradal, J. Ryan
July 27 & 29 This Tender Land William Kent Krueger F Krueger, William K.

Click here for a list of past Brown Bag Book Club titles.