Book Clubs

The Davenport Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for adults. For more information, call 563-326-7832.

Between the Lines Book Club
The Between The Lines Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Library to discuss recently published adult fiction and non-fiction titles.  Books can be signed out from Eastern on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.

December 8th: Searching For Sylvie Lee, by Jean Kwok
January 12th:  Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
February 9th:  The Venice Sketchbook, by Rhys Bowen
March 9th:  We Were The Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter
April 13th:  American Fire, by Monica Hesse
May 11th:  The Face On The Milk Carton, by Caroline B Cooney
June 8th:  American Street, by Ibi Zoboi

Brown Bag Book Club
The Brown Bag Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Eastern Library to discuss recently published adult fiction and non-fiction titles.  Books can be signed out from Eastern on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.

December 22nd: The Remains Of The Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
January:  Relish, My Life In The Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley
February:  Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
March:  Magic Lessons, by Alice Hoffman
April:  The Patron Saint Of Pregnant Girls, by Ursula Hegi
May:  The Rose Code, by Kate Quinn
June:  The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

SaSS
SaSS meets one Saturday a month at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairmount Library to read short stories written in the last decade by a variety of diverse authors. Click here for more information
 
November 6: "Dear Sister" by Deesha Philyaw
December 4: "A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness" by Jai Chakrabarti
January 22: "The Big Cat" by Louise Erdrich
February 12: "The Era" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
March 19: "If a Bird Can Be a Ghost" by Allison Mills
April 9: "What Terrible Thing It Was" by Esme Weijun Wang
May 7: "The Hands of Dirty Children" by Alejandro Puyana
June 4: "The Special World" by Tiphanie Yanique
July 16: "Intersections" by Mark Di Ionno 
 

Short & Sweets
Discuss a new short story every month with a variety of different authors both current and classics. Meets at the Fairmount Library every second Monday of the month at 10:00 am. Click here for more information.

February 14th: "The Story of Jees Uck" by Jack London​​​​​​.
March 7th: "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff.
April 11th: "Dush, Ash, Flight" by Maaza Mengiste.
May 9th: "My Oedipus Complex" by Frank O'Connor.
June 13th: Stories from A People's Future of the United States.

West End Book Club
The West End Book Club reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. We meet at the Fairmount Library on the second Tuesday of each month. Join us for lively discussions and interesting reads! Space is limited so registration is required. Click here for more information.

January 11th: Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm.
February 8th: Rose Code by Kate Quinn.
March 8th: Ghost Map by Steven Johnson.
April 12th: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai.
May 10th: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters.
June 14th: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.