Book Clubs

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The Newton Public Library is pleased to assist local book clubs with locating titles for their meetings. All new book clubs should read and review the Library Book Club Guidelines prior to requesting books. Please remember to submit a new Title Request Form each time your book club selects a new title. Title Request Forms and questions regarding book clubs may be dropped off at the Library or emailed to: newtonpl@newton.lib.ia.us

Looking for recommendations for your book club? Check out the State Library of Iowa Book Club Titles website to view multiple copy sets available to Iowa libraries. The Library also has a collection of book club titles with multiple copies, that may be borrowed for book club use.

For more information on book clubs or assistance with your request, please contact:

Emily McNulty
emcnulty@newton.lib.ia.us
641-792-4108

Newton Public Library Multiple Copies for Book Clubs

Title Author Print Copies Large Print Copies Book on CD Copies
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 10 0 0
Blood, Bones, and Butter Gabrielle Hamilton 10 0 1
Bottomland Michelle Hoover 8 0 1
Educated Tara Westover 12 0 1
Emma Jane Austen 8 0 0
The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes 10 0 1
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 10 1 1
It's Always the Husband Michele Campbell 10 0 0
The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo 9 0 0
Little Men Louisa May Alcott 5 0 0
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 9 1 2
Mansfield Park Jane Austen 10 0 0
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 10 0 0
Persuasion  Jane Austen 10 0 2
Seeing Red Sandra Brown 13 0 0
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani 10 0 0
The Silver Suitcase Terrie Todd 10 1 0
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 11 0 1
The Whip Karen Kondazian 6 0 0
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 12 0 0

Bibliophile Book Club

The Bibliophile Book Club is a library sponsored discussion group that reads a variety of current best sellers, classic literature, and Iowa authors. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm, and is always open to new members! Meetings are held in the library meeting room. If you would like to request the current month’s book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108.

Upcoming Bibliophile Book Club Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
Meeting Postponed TBD

NEW - Evening Book Club

Our new evening book club launches March 30th, 2020! This library sponsored club reads contemporary works by an array of diverse authors, including people of color and women. This group meets on the last Monday evening of the month at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held in the Newton Public Library meeting room and new members are always welcome! If you would like to request a copy of the current month’s book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
Meeting Postponed TBD