Book Club Social – Zoom Edition

What We’re Reading Right Now…

Book Club Social – Zoom Edition started in spring of 2020 to help connect with patrons at home.  Participants continue to meet using Zoom to talk about books while remaining socially distant.   Meetings are held on selected Monday evenings at 7:00 pm.

Click on individual dates below for more information.  Click the book covers above to see what we have been reading!


Adult Club Read

Adult Club Read is West Des Moines Public Library’s adult book discussion group. Books are distributed at the meetings. A few copies of the book will be available at the Checkout Desk or you may bring your own.

The group meets on the Tuesdays listed below at 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm.  Click on individual dates below for more information.

Note:  due to Covid-19, some meetings were cancelled for public health.  Please check our Calendar for up-to-date cancellation information.  

  • Aug 4, 2020 – Cancelled (Public Health)
  • Sep 1, 2020 – Cancelled (Library Renovation)
  • Oct 6, 2020 – Cancelled (Public Health)
  • Nov 3, 2020– The Mothers – Brit Bennett (All Iowa Reads selection)
  • Dec 1, 2020 – Club Read Social* 6:30 pm only

Adult Club Read meets in the Community Room.

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

For more information about Adult Club Read, you may contact Ellen Smith, Community Services Coordinator at ellen.smith@wdm.iowa.gov.

Adult Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.  


Silent Club Read

Silent Club Read is NOT your traditional book club…no assigned books, no pressure to finish, and no talking required. Social half-hour with beverages from 6:30-7 (share your favorite books!) followed by an hour of time to sit back, relax, and read. Registration preferred.

Silent Club Read meets at the Library on the 1st Monday of the month from 6:30-8pm unless that day is a holiday or the Library is closed.  Room locations may vary.  Please click on individual dates below for more information.

Note:  due to Covid-19, some meetings were cancelled for public health.  Please check our Calendar for up-to-date cancellation information.  

For more information on Silent Club Read, contact alana.hetland@wdm.iowa.gov.

Silent Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.  


YA Not Club Read

What We’re Reading Right Now…

YA Not Club Read is our non-traditional book club for “Grown ups” who like to read and talk about Young Adult books.  Books are chosen by the participants and distributed at meetings.  A extra copies of each month’s book will be available at the Checkout Desk or you may bring your own.

YA Not meets 6:30-8:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Meeting locations vary each month and may include online meetings.  Click on individual dates for more information.

For more information on YA Not Club Read, contact courtney.bench@wdm.iowa.gov.

YA Not Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.