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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! 

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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

The Huntress


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Special Events

hoopla Book Club Spotlight Selection 

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

The Gown

This enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century - Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown - and the fascinating women who made it - is sure to spark discussion among your library’s reading groups.

To help you best serve your patrons interested in this title, the hoopla Book Club Hub features an exclusive interview - 9 Questions with the Author Jennifer Robson - as well as a Discussion Guide, Recommended Next Reads, and more.


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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