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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 | For the Love of Myth Discussion Group| 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 914 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

 


 

For the Love of Myth Discussion Group

Meets the first Monday of every month at 3:00 to 4:00 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

 

May 2  June 6  July 11

   

 A Short History of Myth 

 by Karen Armstrong

Homer`s Odyssey 

Translated by Robert Fitzgerald 

 The Power of Myth

by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

     
     
 August 1  September 12 October 3

 

   

 The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood

 Circe

 by Madeline Miller

 Gilgamesh

by Stephen Mitchell

     
     
 November 7  December 5  
     

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

 Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

 
     
     

 


 

 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

 

 May 12  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
     
 TBD

 American Predator

 by Maureen Callahan

 The Less People Know About Us

by Axton Betz-Hamilton

     
     
 November 10  December 8  
     

 The Family Next Door

 by John Glatt

Boy Erased

by Garrard Conley