Book Clubs

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.


Evening Book Club  Schedule


Oct. 26th at 6:30 pm 

Little Faith

by Nickolas Butler

Discussion will be lead by Jon Kara Shields, Ph.D., from Simpson College. Masks are required at this event.Cover of the book Little Faith by Nickolas Butler

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home.

But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he's also uneasy: in Shiloh's absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church.

While reckoning with his own faith - or lack thereof -Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. 

Nov. 23rd at 6:30 pm 

Home Fire

by Kamila ShamsieCover of the book Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences 

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. 10 at 10:00 am

The Jetsetters

by Amanda Eyre Ward  Jetsetters

When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the Become a Jetsetter contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist; and Regan, a harried mother.

As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed can four lost adults find the peace they’ve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back together?

Oct. 26 at 6:30 pm

All Iowa Reads: Little Faith Little Faith

by Nickolas Butler

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. 

But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he's also uneasy: in Shiloh's absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church.

While reckoning with his own faith - or lack thereof -Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. 

Nov. 12 at 10:00 am

Malibu Rising  Malibu

by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer.  But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.