Book Clubs

There is a new Book Club at the library! Scroll down for more information.

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Afternoon Book Club meets monthly on the last Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
This group gathers in the library's meeting room for discussion.

Book Club Reading List for 2022

January: The Giver / Lois Lowry
February: Dune / Frank Herbert
March: The Good Neighbor / Maxwell King
April: This Is How I Lied / Heather Gudenkauf
May: The Book Thief / Markus Zusak
June: Practical Magic / Alice Hoffman
July: The Gown / Jennifer Robson
August: Those Girls / Chevy Stevens
September: Save Me the Plums / Ruth Reichl
October: The Guest List / Lucy Foley
November: The Scorpio Races / Maggie Stiefvater
December: Christmas Party

Past selections can be found here.
 

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For more information on Book Club contact Deann at the library.
319-283-1515 or email at dfox@oelwein.lib.ia.us
 


Cookbook Book Club      What is Cookbook Book Club?      

A cookbook club is a gathering of cookbook enthusiasts – the best kind of people! They exchange opinions on the book and share experiences from cooking the recipes. There’s a spread of pot-luck dishes, appetizers, cookies, or other themed dishes each contributed by the members.

 Usually one cookbook or theme is the focus, and it is discussed at each meeting. This allows for a tasting that is quite cohesive, since the recipes are all from the same book or theme. The group could also focus on a specific author, such as Ree Drummond, and cook anything from her collection of works.

 Here’s how it works:

 1. Select a cookbook from the circulation display.

 2. Spend some time perusing the cookbook and sample a few recipes.

 3. Make a recipe from the cookbook and bring samples to the meeting.

 4. Join us for a lively discussion of the cookbooks and some delicious taste tests.

 Themes and dates are:

 December 6th at 6:00 p.m.– Cookie Exchange

March – Appetizers

June – Food Network, All Recipes, or Taste of Home Magazine

September – Pot Luck Favorites

 Cookbook Book Club – stop by the library to pick up your cookbook!

Join our new quarterly book club -try a new recipe and review it at the meeting.

 Visit the library starting November 1st, to choose a themed cookbook to make your dish!

Question, call 319-283-1515 or email charris@oelwein.lib.ia.us