Library Book Clubs

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Mystery Book Club

A mystery book discussion group that meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.  Books are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the Information Desk on the second floor. Come pick up a copy and start sleuthing today! 

Book 'em Reading List

A Novel Naptime

A Book Club for Parents with Young Children

Do you have young kids and can't seem to find the time to get away for a fulfilling book group? Come join us for A Novel Naptime, our popular materials book group for parents - where kids preschool age and under are welcome! We will meet the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30am. for a discussion. Toys and activities will be available for the kids. Don't worry, we fully expect there to be crying and interruptions while we meet, and that's ok! 

Please register and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

A Novel Naptime Reading List

Pageturners

Popular, Contemporary Book Club

A contemporary fiction and nonfiction book discussion group that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.  Books are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the Information Desk on the second floor.  Or find any copy and join us!  

Pageturners Reading List

Book Club Book Recommendation

Born a Crime


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Special Events

OVERDRIVE - BIG LIBRARY READ

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal

Im Not Dying with You - OverDrive Big Library Read Book

Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.


ILLINOIS READS

Reading is a gift that provides endless enjoyment and sets young readers on the path to lifelong learning. In an effort to highlight the importance of reading at all ages and to support Illinois authors, the Illinois Secretary of State's office has once again joined with the Illinois Reading Council for the annual “Illinois Reads” initiative.

IL Reads


Evening with Playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG

Quad Cities Visiting Artist Series

David Henry Hwang - Augustana College Lecture, Feb 12, 2020

This Chinese American playwright, described by the New York Times as "a true original" and by Time Magazine as "the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller," is best known as the author of M. Butterfly. That enduring 1988 work, which won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. According to Opera News, Hwang is America’s most produced living opera librettist. 

February 12, 2020
Augustana College, Rock Island
Reception, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with Lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m. Followed by a book signing.

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THE POWER of WORDS featuring MICHELE NORRIS

A WVIK Intelligent Conversation

Michele Norris - WVIK Intelligent Conversation, March 26, 2020

WVIK is known for sharing intelligent conversations and this annual event is designed to bring that public radio experience to life. This year's keynote address is from Michele Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist,  former host of All Things Considered, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. 

March 26, 2020
RiverCenter, Davenport
Conversation begins at 6:00 PM 

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Featured Community Book Club!

Are you part of a local book club that is looking for new members? Follow the link below and let us know about your group to get featured on this page! 

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