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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
    • An exciting book club that mixes good books and good conversation! Feel free to bring dinner.  
    • FINAL MEETING January 11, 2022. Try out Double Booked- Evening starting February 8, 2022.
  • Brown Bag Book Club – Last Tuesday and Thursday of the month, Noon
    • Join us for a midday book discussion!  Feel free to bring your lunch.
    • FINAL MEETING January 25 & 27, 2022. Try out Double Booked- Afternoon starting February 23, 2022.

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.

New Book Clubs starting February 2022

Book Chat

  • 1st Wednesday of the month, even months @ 1:00 PM & odd months @ 6:00 PM
  • Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading lately and share recommendations. Each month we have a different theme to prompt discussion, but following the theme is not required. (Visit our event calendar to check out each month’s theme.)

Double Booked- Evening

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 6:00 PM
  • All new and seasoned book clubbers that enjoy reading popular literary fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome to attend.

Page Turners

  • 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6:00 PM
  • All new and seasoned book clubbers that enjoy reading mystery and thriller titles are welcome to attend.

Double Booked- Afternoon

  • 4th Wednesday of the month @ 1:00 PM
  • All new and seasoned book clubbers that enjoy reading popular literary fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome to attend.

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.

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


Double Booked- Evening

DateTitleAuthorLocation
February 8Anxious PeopleFredrik BackmanF BACKMAN, FREDRIK
March 8EducatedTara WestoverB WESTOVER, TARA
April 12Leave the World Behind Rumaan Alam F ALAM, RUMAAN
May 10The Vanishing HalfBrit BennettF BENNETT, BRIT
June 14The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins ReidF REID, TAYLOR J.
July 12The Sum of Us Heather McGee305.8 MCG

Page Turners

DateTitleAuthorLocation
February 17Everything We Didn't SayNichole BaartIOWA F BAART, NICOLE
March 17The Thursday Murder ClubRichard OsmanM OSMAN, RICHARD 1 THURSDAY
April 21The SearcherTana FrenchF FRENCH, TANA
May 19Things in JarsJess KiddF KIDD, JESS
June 16When No One is WatchingAlyssa ColeF COLE, ALYSSA
July 21Everything I Never Told YouCeleste NgF NG, CELESTE

Double Booked- Afternoon

DateTitleAuthorLocation
February 23Leave the World Behind Rumaan Alam F ALAM, RUMAAN
March 23The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins ReidF REID, TAYLOR J.
April 27The Sum of Us Heather McGee305.8 MCG
May 25EducatedTara WestoverB WESTOVER, TARA
June 22Anxious PeopleFredrik BackmanF BACKMAN, FREDRIK
June 27The Vanishing HalfBrit BennettF BENNETT, BRIT