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

Bible

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 6:30pm, Queset House, 51 Main Street.

2017:

February 2 April 6  June 1  September 7  November 2

Dark Matter 

by Blake Crouch

 Leviathan Wakes 

by James S.A. Corey

  Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

  Hyperion 

by Dan Simmons

  Sleeping Giants 

by Sylvain Neuvel


Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 May 16 June 20  July 18  August 15
           

 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

 Cinder

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

 

The Turner House

by Angela Flournoy

The Quartet 

by Joseph J. Ellis

Our Souls at Night

by Kent Haruf 

Unfamiliar Fishes

by Sarah Vowell 

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

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