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All in-person programming at the Library is canceled until further notice.  However, we are pleased to offer our monthly book clubs as virtual discussions starting in May! 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, Library Meeting Room A

An exciting book club that mixes good books and good conversation! Feel free to bring snacks or pick up dinner on the way!  For more information, contact Susan Nass at 515-331-6776.

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

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 at the conclusion of the previous month’s meeting and are available while supplies last. For more information, contact Susan Nass at 515-331-6776.

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

Spend time with other book enthusiasts!  The list of books each club will discuss over the next few months are listed in the table below. For more information, contact Susan at 515-331-6776. 

Books for the book clubs can be checked out at the Services Desk 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 11, 2020 The Lost Man Jane Harper F Harper, Jane
September 8 Carnegie's Maid Marie Benedict F Benedict, Marie
October 13 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah F Hannah, Kristin
November 10 The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall F Wall, Cara
January 12, 2021 The German Midwife Mandy Robotham F Robotham, Mandy

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

Brown Bag Book Club
Date Title Author Location
August 27, 2020 Carnegie's Maid Marie Benedict F Benedict, Marie
September 24 The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall F Wall, Cara
October 27 & 29 The German Midwife Mandy Robotham F Robotham, Mandy
November 17 & 19 The Lost Man Jane Harper F Harper, Jane
January 26 & 28, 2021 Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts F Letts, Elizabeth

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

On The Same Page
Date Title Author Location
August 19, 2020 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Kim Michele Richardson F Richardson, Kim Michele
September 16 The Lost Man Jane Harper F Harper, Jane
October 21 Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts F Letts, Elizabeth
November 18 Carnegie's Maid Marie Benedict F Benedict, Marie
January 20, 2021 The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall F Wall, Cara

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