Book Clubs


Join the Discussion

Book Talk meets monthly on the last Monday of the month at 10:00 am.
This group gathers in the library's meeting room for discussion. Everyone welcome.

Join us in our love of books!
We’ll provide a reading suggestion for each month. You pick your own book to read.


Monthly Reading Themes for 2024
January: Title matches song lyrics
February: Book with a yellow spine
March: Iowa author
April: Subject you know little about
May: By a neurodivergent author
June: All read the same title
July: House on the cover
August: Set in the 1960's
September: Banned book
October: Released in 2024
November: Graphic novel
December: Set during a holiday you don't celebrate


Past Book Club  selections can be found here.


Oelwein Reads

This new Community Book Club will meet quarterly in Ampersand’s fireplace room located at 110 S. Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. The focus will be on books about Iowa or the Midwest. This month the book club will meet on March 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.  The book selected is The Diary of Elisabeth Koren 1853-1855  translated & edited by David T. Nelson. The library will Interlibrary Loan more copies for interested patrons. 


Brief summary of this book:
It is the diary of a young woman from Norway whose husband answers the call to be the first
frontier minister west of the Mississippi near Decorah, Iowa.



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For more information on Book Talk contact Deann at the library.
319-283-1515 or email at