Ames Free Library

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Book Clubs

Welcome to the Ames Free Library's Book Clubs page! We have a number of book clubs to suit many reading tastes:

Ames Free Library Book Club | Council on Aging Book Club | Mystery Book Club | Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club


 

Ames Free Library Book Club 

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! Subscribe to the "AFL Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.


2020 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 8 & 13 February 10 & 12 March 9 & 11
 

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro

     

April 8 & 13

May 11 & 13 June 8 & 10 
     

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

The Lost Girls of Paris

by Pam Jenoff

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

     
July August September 9 & 14
     
No AFL Book Club this month No AFL Book Club this month

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

     
 October 14 & 19   November 9 & 18 December 9 & 14 
     

The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery 

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney

 


 

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! Subscribe to the "Council on Aging Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.


2020 Titles - Please check back soon for additional titles!

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 28  February 25  March 24
   

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

 Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro

     

April 28

May 26 June 23 
     

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

The Lost Girls of Paris

by Pam Jenoff

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

     
July  August  September 22 
   
No COA Book Club this month    No COA Book Club this month

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

     
October 27 November 24   December 22
      

The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery 

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney

 


Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm, 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders and updates.


2020 Titles

Mysteries from around the world!

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

January 30

Italy

February 27

Australia

March 26

England

     

The Shape of Water

by Andrea Camilleri

Cocaine Blues

by Kerry Greenwood

Wednesday's Child

by Peter Robinson

     

April 30

Cuba

May 28

Dominican Republic

 June 25

Canada

     

The Beggar's Opera

by Peggy Blair

Pirate Hunters

by Robert Kurson

Black Fly Season

by Giles Blunt

     

 July 30

Australia

August 27

Nigeria

September 24

India

     

 MEMBERS' CHOICE - The Bat

by Jo Nesbø

My Sister, The Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

 

The Widows of Malabar Hill

by Sujata Massey 

     

October 29

United States

November 19*

Russia

December 31

Greece

     

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of

the Honorable Detective and

His Rendezvous with American History

by Yunte Huang

Eye of the Red Tsar

by Sam Eastland

Murder in Mykonos

by Jeffrey Siger

 


Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club 

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street. We welcome all new members!

 

2020 Titles - Please check back soon for additional titles!

 

January 9 February 13 March 12
 

Educated: A Memoir

by Tara Westover

Infidel

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Wild Game:

My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

by Adrienne Brodeur

     
April 9 May 14  June 11
     

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

by Bill Bryson

How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan

 The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates

 

 

 

July 9

August 13 

September 10

 

 

 

 The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

by Michael Finkel

 Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

by Bruce Handy

 My Beloved World

by Sonia Sotomayor