Ames Free Library

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Book Clubs

AFL Book Discussion Group

Meets every month, except July & August, on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Learning Commons at Queset House, 51 Main Street.

We welcome all new members!

September 2016 - June 2017:

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

September October  November  December   January
Monday 12th  
Wednesday 14th
Wednesday 12th
Monday 17th*
Wednesday 9th
Monday 14th

Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th

Monday 9th  
Wednesday 11th

 The Art Forger

by B.A. Shapiro

H is for Hawk

by Helen MacDonald

Life & Times of

Thunderbolt Kid

by Bill Bryson

The Story Hour

by Thrity Umrigar

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing

of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson

 February  March  April  May  June
 Wednesday 8th
Monday 13th
 Wednesday 8th
Monday 13th
 Monday 10th
Wednesday 12th
 Monday 8th
Wednesday 10th
 Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th

Title: Circling the Sun, Author: Paula McLain

The Poisonwood


by Barbara Kingsolver

Lean In: Women, Work,

and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Last Bus to Wisdom

by Ivan Doig

Fates and Furies

by Lauren Groff

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain


Sci-Fi Book Club

Meets every other month on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm, Queset House, 51 Main Street.


February 2 April 6  June 1  September 7  November 2

Dark Matter 

by Blake Crouch

 Leviathan Wakes 

by James S.A. Corey


by Mary Shelley


by Dan Simmons

  Sleeping Giants 

by Sylvain Neuvel

Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month 3:00 pm, Queset House Library, 51 Main Street.

January - June 2017

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday.

January 26 February 23 March 30 April 27 May 25 June 29
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  All Things Cease
to Appear

by Elizabeth Brundage

 Dolores Claiborne

by Stephen King

 Under the Harrow

by Flynn Berry

 The Shadow of
the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

 The Woman in
Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

YA for Adults Book Club

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, Queset House Library, 51 Main Street

March - August 2017:

March 21  April 18 June 20 July 18 August 15  September 19

 I Am the Messanger

 by Markus Zusak

 We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

 Blood Red Road

by Moira Young

 The Selection

by Kiera Cass

 To All the Boys

I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han


by Marissa Mayer

Council on Aging Book Club

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. We welcome all new members!

January - December 2017:

January 24

February 28 March 28 April 25  May 23 June 27

COA Book Club will not 

meet May, 2017.


The Turner House

by Angela Flournoy

The Quartet 

by Joseph J. Ellis

Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf 

Unfamiliar Fishes

by Sarah Vowell 


The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown 

July 25 August 22 September 26 October 24 November 28 December 26

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle 

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Wangs vs. The World

by Jade Chang

The Worst Hard Time

by Timothy Egan

Another Brooklyn

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Oregon Trail

by Rinker Buck 

Teen Book Club

 Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM, Teen Den at the Main Library, 53 Main St. 

March - August 2017: 

March 15 April 12 May 10 June 14 July 12 August 9

A Court of

Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J. Maas

Brown Girl Dreaming 

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Rest of Us

Just Live Here

by Patrick Ness

13 Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

The Siren

by Kiera Cass



by Nicola Yoon