Book Clubs

Let’s talk about books! Join a club and meet other readers. Click on each of the book clubs to learn additional information.

 

Monthly Book Club Graphic.pngMonthly Book Club – Third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Library Community Room

This book club mixes good books and good conversation! For more information, contact Mary Murphy at 515-465-3569 or email mmurphy@perry.lib.ia.us

 

Mystery Book Club-1.pngVirtual Mystery Book Club – Discussion virtually via Zoom

This book club is great for mystery lovers. In addition to meeting virtually, there will be a second discussion held each month with the author of the selected title. For more information contact Mary Murphy at 515-465-3569 or email mmurphy@perry.lib.ia.us

 

Quarterly classics book graphic.pngQuarterly Classics Book Club – Second Tuesday in the months of January, April, July, and October at 7:00 PM, at the Carnegie Library Museum.

This book club meets to discuss both traditional and modern classic books. The discussion is free and open to any interested adults. Books are available at the library to purchase or to check out. Book selections are suggested at the October meeting for the upcoming year. You may join for one meeting or throughout the year. For more information, contact Jill Cook at 515-465-3569 or email jcook@perry.lib.ia.us

 

Understanding Your Health Better Book Club Book Graphic.pngUnderstanding Your Health Better Book Club and Kits – discussion takes place during the months of February, May, September and November.

This book club was designed in connection with the 2020 Health Initiatives program sponsored through the partnership of the Perry Public Library and the State of Iowa and Dallas County Public Health Departments. The book club will help libraries suport the health information needs in their communities. Through the fun and intimacy of a book club, readers will discuss health and wellness topics important to them and their loved ones as well as discover consumer health resources. Books will reference Heart Health, Mental Health, Healthy Aging, and Family Health History.

 

All Iowa Reads Book Graphic.pngAll Iowa Reads Book Discussion – Discussion date and time not decided.

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. The Iowa Center for the Book encourages Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. The Perry Public Library participates in this program on an annual basis.

 

The 2022 All Iowa Reads selected title is The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library in formats of regular print and audiobook. Electronic formats of eBooks and eAudiobooks are available from the hoopla website. There will be copies available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. Everyone is invited to participate in this annual community-wide event. For more information about All Iowa Reads, visit the Iowa Center for the Book website.

The 2022 All Iowa Reads Teen selected title is What I Carry by Jennifer Longo. A copy of the book will be available for check out at the library. Electronic format of eAudiobook is available from the hoopla website.

The 2022 All Iowa Reads Kids selected title is The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy. A copy of the book will be available for check out at the library.

 

The 2021 All Iowa Reads selected title is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler.  Multiple copies of the book are will be available to check out at the library in formats of regular print, large print, and audiobook. Electronic formats of eBooks and eAudiobooks will be available from the Bridges website. There will be copies available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. Everyone is invited to participate in this annual community-wide event. For more information about All Iowa Reads, visit the Iowa Center for the Book website.

 

All Dallas County Reads Book Graphic.pngDallas County Reads One Bookdiscussion takes place in the fall of the year at alternating library locations within Dallas County.

The purpose of Dallas County Reads One Book is to foster a sense of unity through reading. The Dallas County Library Association encourages county residents to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. The Perry Public Library participates in this program on an annual basis. The Dallas County Library Association selects a fiction and a non-fiction title to discuss each year. The 2021 selections will be announced later in the year.