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Book Discussion Groups

Monthly Book Club

The Monthly Book Club meets at 1:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Clarion Room at the First Security Bank Building. Join us for one month or all year as we discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. Discussion leader is Perry Library Director Mary Murphy. Click here for a list of current titles. For current information call the library at (515) 465-3569.


Quarterly Classics Book Club

The Quarterly Classics Book Club meets in the months of January, April, July, and October, at the Carnegie Library Museum, to discuss both traditional and modern classic books. The book discussions are at 7:00 p.m., and they are free and open to any interested adults. Books are available at the library to purchase or to check out.  You may join us for one meeting or throughout the year. Stop at the library to sign up or call (515) 465-3569 for more information. Discussion leader is Perry Librarian Jill Cook.

 

Dallas County Reads

The purpose of Dallas County Reads 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.

2018 Non-Fiction Selection: Dallas County by Darcy Maulsby

Tuesday September 18th @ 6:30pm ~ Adel Public Library Community Room

For more information, please go to www.dcla-ia.org

 Dallas County by Darcy Maulsby

2018 Fiction Selection: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Thursday November 8th Meet and Greet at the Hotel Pattee @ 5:30pm followed by Author Talk at the Perry Performing Arts Center @ 7:00pm

For more information, please contact the library at (515) 465-3569 or mmurphy@perry.lib.ia.us

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

 

All Iowa Reads Book Discussion

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. For more information, please contact the library at (515) 465-3569.


2019 Selection: This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.