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Our Book Clubs will be held in person starting in June. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited to allow for social distancing.

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.

Note: The On the Same Page book club will have its last meeting in July. Starting in August, members are encouraged to attend either the Booked for Dinner Book Club meetings or the Brown Bag Book Club meetings.

  • Brown Bag Book Club – Last Tuesday and 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.


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
August 10 Long Bright River Liz Moore F Moore, Liz
September 14 Dear Edward Ann Napolitano F Napolitano, Ann
October 12 A Good Neighborhood Therese Anne Fowler F Fowler, Therese A.
November 12 Red Lotus Chris Bohjalian F Bohjalian, Chris
January 11, 2022 The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel F Mandel, Emily S.

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

Brown Bag Book Club
Date Title Author Location
August 24 & 26 The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel F Mandel, Emily S.
September 28 & 30 Red Lotus Chris Bohjalian F Bohjalian, Chris
October 26 & 28 Long Bright River Liz Moore F Moore, Liz
November 18 & 30 Dear Edward Ann Napolitano F Napolitano, Ann
January 25 & 27, 2022 A Good Neighborhood Saumys Dave F Dave, Saumya

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