The Newton Public Library is pleased to assist local book clubs with locating titles for their meetings. All new book clubs should read and review the Library Book Club Guidelines prior to requesting books. Please remember to submit a new Title Request Form each time your book club selects a new title. Title Request Forms and questions regarding book clubs may be dropped off at the Library or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for recommendations for your book club? Check out the State Library of Iowa Book Club Titles website to view multiple copy sets available to Iowa libraries.
Beyond the Book
The Beyond the Book discussion group is a book club that reads popular titles in a wide variety of genres. This book club is sponsored by the Library and meets at a different location each month. New members are always welcome! If you would like to be added to the list to receive the month's selected title, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792.4108.
|February 28, 2018||The Wrath and the Dawn||Renee Ahdieh||Giovanni's, 6:00 pm|
|March 21, 2018||The Joy Luck Club||Amy Tan||HyVee Cafe, 6:00 pm|
|April 25, 2018||Small Great Things||Jodi Picoult||El Sombrero, 6:00 pm|
|May 23, 2018||The Nightingale||Kristin Hannah||TBD, 6:00 pm|
|June 27, 2018||The Couple Next Door||Shari Lapena||Yanni's, 6:00 pm|
|July 25, 2018||Astrophysics for People in a Hurry||Neil DeGrasse Tyson||La Cabana, 6:00 pm|
Racial Justice and Harmony Book Club
The Racial Harmony and Justice Working Group strives to promote equality and understanding in Jasper County through story sharing, education, and addressing institutional/systemic racism. The book club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month and new members are always welcome. If you would like to be added to the list to receive the month's selected title, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792.4108.
|March 1, 2018||The New Jim Crow||Michelle Alexander||Newton Public Library, 6:30 pm|
|April 5, 2018||Between the World and Me||Ta-Nehisi Coates||TBD, 6:30 pm|
|May 3, 2018||Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?||Beverly Daniel Tatum||TBD, 6:30 pm|