Book Groups

Cole Library hosts book groups for teen and adults. Check out our offerings below!

Teen Book Groups

Check out our teen book discussion groups! Currently, the group is divided into two sections – one for middle school and one for high school students. Each group meets once a month in the Browsing Room of the library September through May, and is a great way for teens to connect through meaningful literature. The groups get together at the beginning of each school year to decide which books will be read, and members receive a copy of each title to keep. Both groups are generously sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust.

High School Book Group Meeting:

Next meeting: Saturday, October 28 , 1:00-2:00 in the Browsing Room
The group will meet to discuss The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.

Middle School Book Group Meeting:

Next meeting: Saturday, October 28, from 11:00-12:00 in the Browsing Room
The group will meet to discuss The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.

If you are interested in participating, or simply have questions, contact Grace Chamberlain at (319) 895-5940 or email gchamberlain@cornellcollege.edu.

Adult Book Groups

Cole Library host two book discussion groups for adults!

Community of Readers

Community of Readers meets monthly at Cole Library and is facilitated by Cathy Boggs. The books are chosen by the members and vary in content. We select a new book each month, so it is never too late to join. Contact Cathy Boggs at 319-895-4262 or cboggs@cornellcollege.edu if you would like to join!

Upcoming Meeting
Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Room 310 on the library’s third floor

The group will meet to discuss The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone.

Daytime Book Discussion Group

The Daytime Book Discussion Group also meets monthly at Cole Library and is lead by Sherene Player. Books are chosen by members and meeting occur during the day! If you would like to join in the discussion, call Sherene at 319-535-1105 or just come that morning.

Upcoming Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Room 310 on the library’s third floor

The group will meet to discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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