Here, we offer many library events for adults that allow you to relax, learn and have fun. We have four different book discussion groups that are sure to engage you in all of your favorites. Groups and clubs such as board game night, coloring and needlework and knitting allow you to have fun and socialize. On this page, you can explore the groups and clubs, book discussion groups and so much more. Keep scrolling to see everything we have to offer!

Groups & Clubs

Adult Board Game Night

Come play new and classic board and card games with us! Bring your own or stop in to join a game. There are plenty of tables, games and players for you to enjoy. Click here to learn more about our board games.

Meet: Board Game Night meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

Coloring for Adults

Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

Meet: One Monday each month 6:30pm

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

women at the library knitting event

746 Needlework Club

Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery – club. This is an informal gathering and all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your craft and have fun!

Meet: Every Second and Fourth Thursday 6pm

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

Book Clubs

Join a book discussion club at the library! Choose from one of our several categories like non fiction, mystery or sci-fi to discuss and share. All book clubs are free and open to the public. Books are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor.

Mystery Book Club

Are you into thrillers and always looking for the next adventure? Immerse yourself in a mystery book, then meet up to talk about it! Our selection is sure to keep you on your toes and always wanting more.

Meet: First Tuesday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk.

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book by patrick dewitt

Worlds Away

Escape the ordinary and plunge into the unique, alternate worlds depicted in science fiction and fantasy genres. Our Worlds Away Book Club will transport you into other cultures, peoples, eras and galaxies with our selection.

Meet: First Thursday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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book by william gibson

Lunch Bunch

Join in as we discuss a mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction books. Take your mind out of the grind of everyday life to be transported into captivating and calming reads.

Meet: Third Tuesday 12pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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book by rachel simon

Non Fiction

Are you a history buff? Or do you love reading medical mysteries or family memoirs? Non fiction books provide a change of pace and inspire thought-provoking conversations based on real-life events. From biographies to historical works and humorous true stories, these reads will satisfy any fiction fan.

Meet: Third Wednesday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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history book by joseph ellis

Author Chat

Looking for the extra bit of insight only the author can provide?  Join authors through a virtual platform as they discuss their selected work.

Meet: Times vary.

Join: All discussions held virtually.

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Book Club Kits

Would you like to lead a book discussion at the time and location of your choice? Reserve a book discussion kit today! Each kit is a sturdy tote bag that contains up to 10 copies of a single title and a list of sample discussion questions to get you started. If you don’t find a title here that interests you, we also have access to multiple copies of books through the State Library of Iowa. Contact the Reference desk for availability.

Meet:  Ongoing

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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