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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
|Title||Author||Print Copies||Large Print Copies||Book on CD Copies|
|Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef||Gabrielle Hamilton||10||0||1|
|The Hate U Give||Angie Thomas||8||0||0|
|It's Always the Husband||Michele Campbell||9||0||0|
|The Light We Lost||Jill Santopolo||9||0||0|
|Northanger Abbey||Jane Austen||8||0||0|
|Seeing Red||Sandra Brown||10||0||0|
|Sense and Sensibility||Jane Austen||8||0||0|
|The Shoemaker's Wife||Adriana Trigianl||9||0||0|
|The Silver Suitcase||Terrie Todd||9||1||0|
|The Underground Railroad||Colson Whitehead||9||0||1|
|The Whip||Karen Kondazian||6||0||0|
|The Wife Between Us||Greer Hendricks||9||0||0|
Beyond the Book
The Beyond the Book discussion group is a book club that reads popular titles in a wide variety of genres. This book club is sponsored by the Library and meets at a different location each month. New members are always welcome! If you would like to be added to the list to receive the month's selected title, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792.4108.
|March 13, 6:00 pm||The Indifferent Stars Above||Daniel James Brown||Culvers|
|April 10, 6:00 pm||Where'd You Go, Bernadette?||Maria Semple||Yanni's|
|May 8, 6:00 pm||Little Fires Everywhere||Celeste Ng||TBD|
|June 12, 6:00 pm||The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe||C.S. Lewis||TBD|
|July 10, 6:00 pm||This Blessed Earth||Ted Genoways||TBD|
|August 14, 6:00 pm||Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Douglas Adams||TBD|
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.
Tuesday Tea with Austen
Tuesday Tea with Austen book club meets to discuss a new Jane Austen novel every month. Book club meetings are scheduled for Fall 2018 - Winter 2019 with the final book meeting held in April. This book club is run by the Library and meets in the large library meeting room. Tea and light refreshments are served and new members are always welcome! If you would like to be added to the list to receive the month's selected title, please contact the Library Information Desk at (641) 792-4108.