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Book Clubs & Programs

Local Clubs Database

The Library maintains a database of information about local book clubs. Use the listings at the links below to browse the active clubs. Click the title of a book club for further information including their reading suggestions.

  • Alphabetical Browse - display a list of book clubs alphabetically by title.
  • Interest Type Check - Search the database by the selecting the types that most closely match your interests, such as "Mysteries" or "Historical Fiction." A list of local book clubs related to the interests you select will be displayed.

Include Your Club

To add your group to the Library's database print the ICPL Book Clubs List Form, fill it in, and mail it to:

Book Clubs List
Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn
Iowa City, IA 52240

For more information on the Book Clubs Database or to update your group's information, contact Jason Paulios at 319.887.6075 or jason-paulios@icpl.org.

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits are provided to help support reading groups and others who wish to read and discuss the same book. The kits provide 10 copies of books as well as discussion information packaged in a convenient canvas bag.

Book Club Kit

The Book Club Kits check out for six weeks. Book Club Kits may be found on the first floor near the Help Desk. Book Club Kits may be checked out by all patrons; there are no residency requirements.

All Iowa Reads

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All of Iowa is reading Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman! Get in on the 2014 discussion now by taking part in All Iowa Reads, a project of the Iowa Center for the Book.

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. For more information about the All Iowa Reads program visit the All Iowa Reads website or contact the Library at 319.356.5200.

One Community, One Book

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer has been selected as the 2013 book choice for One Community, One Book. Community forums take place mid-September through mid-November.

One Community-One Book: All Johnson County Reads is a community-wide reading project sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) that annually runs from the middle of September through the middle of November. The book is selected by a committee and announced in the Spring preceding the reading project.

One Community-One Book: All Johnson County Reads is a community-wide reading project that annually runs from the middle of September through the middle of November. The book is selected by a committee and announced in the Spring preceding the reading project.

Other Local Programs