Book Clubs

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:

Judy Ricks
jricks@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
Bottomland Michelle Hoover 8 0 1
The Whip Karen Kondazian 6 0 0
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigianl 9 0 0
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 9 0 1
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 8 0 0
The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo 9 0 0
Blood, Bones, and Butter: the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef Gabrielle Hamilton 10 0 1
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 9 0 0
The Silver Suitcase Terrie Todd 9 1 0
Seeing Red Sandra Brown 10 0 0
It's Always the Husband Michele Campbell 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.

Upcoming Beyond the Book Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
December 5, 6:00 pm The Copenhagen Affair Amulya Malladi Contact Nicole Lindstrom 641-792-4108
January 9, 6:00 pm Running with Scissors Augusten Burroughs Hy Vee Cafe
February 6, 6:00 pm  Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond TBD
March 6, 6:00 pm The Indifferent Stars Above Daniel James Brown TBD

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.

Upcoming Tuesday Tea with Austen Meetings

Date Title Author Meeting Location
November 27, 10:00 am Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Library Meeting Room
December 18, 10:00 am Northanger Abbey Jane Austen Library Meeting Room
January 29, 10:00 am Emma Jane Austen Library Meeting Room
February 26, 10:00 am Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Library Meeting Room
March 26, 10:00 am Persuasion Jane Austen Library Meeting Room
April 30, 10:00 am Mansfield Park Jane Austen Library Meeting Room