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 2017 - June 2018:

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

September October  November  December   January
Monday 11th  
Wednesday 13th
Wednesday 11th
Monday 16th*
Wednesday 8th
Monday 13th

Monday 11th
Wednesday 13th

Monday 8th  
Wednesday 10th

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith


by Matthew Desmond

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

The Lost City of Z

by David Grann

Arthur and George

by Julian Barnes

 February  March  April  May  June

Monday 12th

 Wednesday 14th 

 Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th
 Monday 9th
Wednesday 11th
 Wednesday 9th
Monday 11th
 Monday 11th
Wednesday 14th

Title: Circling the Sun, Author: Paula McLain

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

The House of Spirits

by Isabel Allende

Elephant Company

by Vicki Croke


by Peter Ho Davies

Radium Girls

by Kate Moore


Mystery Book Club

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

July - December 2017

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday.

July 27 August 31 September 28 October 26 November 30 December 28

  The Blackhouse

by Peter May

 Prime Time

by Hank Phillippi Ryan

 Redemption Road

by John Hart

 Murder on the

Orient Express

by Agatha Christie

The Couple Next Door

by Shari Lapena

 In Farleigh Field

by Rhys Bowen

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!

July 2017 - June 2018:

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 

January 23

February 20  March 20  April 24  May 22  June 26 

House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Salt to Sea

by Ruta Sepetys 

Valiant Ambition

by Nathaniel Philbrick 

 Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

M Train

by Patti Smith 

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: 

July 12 August 9 September 13 October 11   November 8 December 13 
    A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)  How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1)   ワンパンマン 1 [Wanpanman 1] (Onepunch-Man, #1)  Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

The Siren

by Kiera Cass

Everything Everything

by Nicola Yoon 

A Study in Charlotte 

by Brittany Cavallaro

 How to Hang a Witch

by Adriana Mather

 One-Punch Man

by ONE

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

by G. Willow Wilson