Book Clubs

morning book club

Join in person 

The Morning Book Club meets the second Friday of each month at 10 am in the Community Room at the library.  


Morning Book Club  Schedule


Sept. 9 at 10:00 am

The Last FlightLast Flight

by Julie Clark

Claire Cook has a husband whose temper burns as bright as his promising political career, and she has worked for months on a plan to get out. A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a stranger equally as desperate. Together they hatch a plan to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. But then one plane crashes, and it's clear that one of them wasn't telling the truth

Oct. 25 at 6:30 pm The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

by Rachel Mans McKenny

A feminist Man Called Ove meets Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project in this rollicking tale of a grumpy introvert, her astonishing lack of social conduct and empirical data-driven approach to people and relationships. The Butterfly Effect is an honest tale of self-discovery, about the behavior of bugs (and people), how they can be altered by high-pressure climates, confused by breakdowns in communication, and most importantly, how they can rehabilitate themselves and each other.

This is the All Iowa Reads book choice for 2022. The discussion will be lead by Professor CoryAnne Harrigan, Ph. D. from Simpson College, and both the Morning and Evening book club will meet.

Nov. 11 at 10:00 am

Lincoln HighwayThe Lincoln Highway

by Amor Towles

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.

evening book club

Join in person or by Zoom 

The Evening Book Club meets in person & online using Zoom or in the Community Room at the library. Meetings are every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm. 

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Evening Book Club  Schedule


Sep. 27 at 6:30 pm Hamnet book cover

Hamnet

by Maggie O'Farrell

Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, Hamnet is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child.

Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley street, Stratford, and has three children: a daughter, Susanna, and then twins, Hamnet and Judith. The boy, Hamnet, dies in 1596, aged eleven. Four years or so later, the husband writes a play called Hamlet.

Oct. 25 at 6:30 pm The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

by Rachel Mans McKenny

A feminist Man Called Ove meets Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project in this rollicking tale of a grumpy introvert, her astonishing lack of social conduct and empirical data-driven approach to people and relationships. The Butterfly Effect is an honest tale of self-discovery, about the behavior of bugs (and people), how they can be altered by high-pressure climates, confused by breakdowns in communication, and most importantly, how they can rehabilitate themselves and each other.

This is the All Iowa Reads book choice for 2022. The discussion will be lead by Professor CoryAnne Harrigan, Ph. D. from Simpson College, and both the Morning and Evening book club will meet.

Nov. 22 at 6:30 pm The Push

The Push

by Ashley Audrain

Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do.

Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son Sam is born–and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.