Book Groups

Adult Book Group 

Adult Book Group typically meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at bookclub.jpg1:30 pm in the community center. Call the library or check out our Facebook page for the exact date and to find out the book being reviewed. All are welcome to participate.


Up All Night Book Group

Aplington and Parkersburg Public Libraries are joining together to start an evening book group: Up All Night.

This group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Kothe Public Library in Parkersburg. This group will focus mostly on mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books, but will be open to other genres. 

Want to start another book group for a specific age or genre?

Contact Alexis Karsjens, the library director, at 319-347-2432 or inquire at the circulation desk.


Adult Book Group Books from previous years:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Population: 485 by Michael Perry 

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane 

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger 

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah 

The Girls by Lori Lansens

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box 

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Three Little Things by Patti Stockdale

Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
If The Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Bottomland by Michelle Hoover

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

The Christmas Cookie Club by Anne Pearlman

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Road by Cormic McCarthy