Cole Library hosts book groups for teens 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.
Middle School Book Group
Next meeting: Friday, January 17th, 3:30-4:30 in the Browsing Room
We’ll meet to discuss Rose and Snow by Emily Winfield Martin.
High School Book Group
Next meeting: Saturday, February 8th, 11:00-noon in the Browsing Room
We’ll meet to discuss The Grace Year by Kim Liggett.
Contact Grace Chamberlain Rowray at email@example.com with any questions.
Adult Book Groups
Cole Library hosts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join!
Community of Readers will meet on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Library Room 310. We will discuss The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter.
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.
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, January 21 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor. They will discuss Having Our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany.