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Book Clubs

Welcome to the Ames Free Library's Book Clubs page! Use these links to jump to each club:

Ames Free Library Book Club | Frothingham Hall Book Club| Mystery Book Club | Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club


 

Ames Free Library Book Club

Meets every month, on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m. online & the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Queset House.

We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "AFL Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations. Copies of each month’s selection will be made available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. Click on the titles below for information on availability of digital editions.

2022 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

January 10 & 12
February 9 & 14 March 9 & 14
     

The Last Ballad

by Wiley Cash

Finding the Mother Tree

by Suzanne Simard

The Last Train to Key West

by Chanel Cleeton

     

April 11 & 13

May 9 & 11 June 8 & 13
 

The Ground Breaking:

An American City and

Its Search for Justice

by Scott Ellsworth

The Light We Lost

by Jill Santopolo

Wayfaring Stranger

by James Lee Burke

     
July 13 August 10 September 12 & 14
   
Bring Your Own Book
Bring Your Own Book

The Last Thing He Told Me

by Laura Dave

     
 October 12 & 17* November 9 & 14 December 12 & 14
     

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

by Anthony Bourdain

The Sentence: A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

A Week in Winter

by Maeve Binchy

 

Frothingham Hall Book Club

(formerly the Council on Aging Book Club)

Meets the second Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

Monthly meetings will take place at Frothingham Hall, located at 15 Barrows Street.

2022 Titles

October 13  November 10  December 8
     
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
by Anthony Bourdain
The Sentence: A Novel
by Louise Erdrich
A Week in Winter
by Maeve Binchy

 

Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations. Click on the titles below for information on availability of digital editions. 

2022 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday   

January 27

February 24

March 31

 
 

An Unwanted Guest

by Shari Lapena

Juror #3

by James Patterson

and Nancy Allen

Clark and Division

by Naomi Hirahara

     

April 28

May 26

June 30

 

My Sister's Grave

by Robert Dugoni

IQ

by Joe Ide

Finlay Donovan

Is Killing It

by Elle Cosimano

     

July 28

August 25

September 29

 
 

The Case of the

Murderous Dr. Cream

by Dean Jobb

A Deadly Inside Scoop

by Abby Collette

The Last Thing

He Told Me

by Laura Dave

     

October 27

November 17*

December 29

Bluebird, Bluebird

by Attica Locke

The Plot

by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Frangipani

Tree Mystery

by Ovidia Yu


 

 

Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club

 
Meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
 
We welcome all new members! Click on the titles below for information on availability of digital editions.
 
2022 Titles
*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday
 

   June 9   July 14
    
 Event Cancelled  Good Morning, Monster

by Dean Jobb  

  Irena`s Children 

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

     
  August 11   September 8   October 13
   Cover image for Nothing to Envy  

 American Predator

 by Maureen Callahan

 

 Nothing to Envy

 by Barbara Demik

  The Less People Know About Us

by Axton Betz-Hamilton

     
  November 10   December 8  
 
 
 
  The Family Next Door

 by John Glatt

 Nature Writings

by John Muir