Club Read

Club Read is our adult book discussion group. Books are distributed at the meetings. A few copies of the book are available at the First Floor Service Desk or you may bring your own.

The group meets on the following Tuesdays at 6:30pm:

  • Jan 3, 2017A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
  • Feb 7, 2017If You Only Knew by Kristin Higgins
  • Mar 7, 2017The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  • Apr 4, 2017-Club Read Social*
  • May 2, 2017The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
  • Jun 6, 2017The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
  • Jul 11, 2017The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • Aug 1, 2017-Club Read Social*
  • Sep 5, 2017The One-in-a-million Boy by Monica Wood
  • Oct 3, 2017The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  • Nov 7, 2017Bottomland by Michelle Hoover (All Iowa Reads selection)
  • Dec 5, 2017-Club Read Social*

Club Read meets in the Classroom (second floor).

*Club Read Socials are held in the Community Room (first floor) in April, August, and December. Instead of reading the same book, we’ll talk about what we’ve been reading since the last social. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Newcomers welcome!

For more information about Club Read, you may contact Ellen Smith, Community Services Librarian, at 515-222-3407.

Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.  

YA Not Club Read

YA Not Club Read is our book discussion group for “Grown ups” who like to read and talk about Young Adult books.  Books are chosen by the participants and distributed at meetings.  A few copies of the book are available at the First Floor Service Desk or you may bring your own.

The YA Not group meets at 6:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Meeting locations vary each month:

  • Jan 12, 2017
    • January Location – Fox Brewing – 103 South 11th Street, Valley Junction WDM
    • January Book – BYOB: Bring your own book! Our first meeting will be a SOCIAL where we can geek out about our favorite books! Snacks provided, drinks available for purchase on site.
    • January Updates
  • Feb 9, 2017
    • February Location – Barnes and Noble – Barnes & Noble, 4550 University Ave, WDM.  This month’s meeting will coincide with the Library’s Barnes and Noble Bookfair. See the advertisement on February 9 on our Calendar for more information.
    • February Book –  Choose one
  • Mar 9, 2017
    • March Location – WDM Library Living Room – First floor, West Des Moines Public Library.  Calla Devlin will be joining us to discuss her book, Tell Me Something Real.  Join us in the Library’s Living Room for a pot luck! Drinks provided, bring food to share with the group.
    • March Book – Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin
  • Apr 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • Jul 13, 2017
  • Aug 10, 2017 – TBA
  • Sep 14, 2017 – TBA
    • September Location – TBA
    • September Book – TBA
  • Oct 12, 2017 – TBA
    • October Location – TBA
    • October Book – TBA
  • Nov 9, 2017 – TBA
    • November Location – TBA
    • November Book – TBA
  • Dec 7, 2017 – TBA
    • December Location – TBA
    • December Book – TBA

For more information on YA Not Club Read, contact

Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.