Book Clubs

The Davenport Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for adults. Starting in January 2018, registration is not required! Books are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the hosting branch. Or find any copy and join us! Call (563) 326-7832 for more information, or stop by a service desk.

See YA
Join our adult book club with a teen book twist. See why so many teen books are being turned into movies and are taking over the best seller lists. Meets at the Eastern Avenue Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m, beginning January 10th through June 13th.

January 10th, 2018 - "My Lady Jane" by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
February 14th - "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
March 14th - "Trouble is a Friend of Mine" by Stephanie Tromly
April 11th - "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds & Brandon Kiely
May 9th - "Dorothy Must Die" by Danielle Paige
June 13th - "Replica" by Lauren Oliver

Short & Sweets
Short & Sweets is a short story "book" club that meets every second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Fairmount.

Stranger Than Fiction - NEW
On a quest for the outlandish and bizarre?  Rayguns and wizards not required. Just take a look at the world we're living in right now in our new nonfiction book club. Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Fairmount, beginning January 4th through June 7th.

January 4th, 2018 - "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond
February 1st -  "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life" by Anu Partanen
March 1st - "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" by Kathryn J. Edin
April 5th - "But What If We’re Wrong" by Chuck Klosterman
May 3rd - "Idiot Brain: What Your Head is Really Up To" by Dean Burnett
June 7th - "American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food" by Jonathan Bloom

The Underground - NEW
A book club for those that wish to explore books of the weird, the subversive &  the under-the-radar. Meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Main, beginning March 12th through August 13th

March 12th - "Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
April 9th - "American War" by Omar El Akkad
May 14th - "Difficult Women" by Roxane Gay
June 11th - " Welcome to Night Vale" by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
July 9th - "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado
August 13th - "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui