Book Groups

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits

In 2017 We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of book club kits at the Marion Library by making them more easily available to everyone! We’ve moved them out from the back room and you can now browse all kits on their shelves next to the Adult Biography section. Each book club kit includes seven copies of the book and has an extended circulation period of five weeks so clubs have a chance to read and prepare for discussions. (As always, if you’d like to browse kit titles from the comfort of your home, search for “book club kit” in our catalog; be sure to use the singular form of “kit.” You can than narrow your search to either the Marion or Cedar Rapids library.) If you have any questions or would like a recommendation, stop by the Information Desk! Browse our book club kit collection.

Novels @ Noon

Get the inside scoop on popular titles from Adult Services Coordinator Madeline Jarvis. Bring your own recommendations, too!

Novels at night

Coffeehouse Fiction

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Our fiction group meets at Wit's End Coffeehouse (630 10th Street) every third Tuesday (September through May) at 3:30pm. The library springs for a round of treats at Wit's End; beverages are available to purchase. Out of respect for the proprietor, please do not bring in your own food or drinks. Cathy's shop is a fun, casual, and comfy place to talk books. We hope you'll join us for this great discussion group.

Upcoming Discussions:
November 21 - Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
December 18 - Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt
January 16 - Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys


See Previous Selections

See Readers' Choice 2015

See Readers' Choice 2014

Food For Thought: 

The library's longest-standing book discussion group!  

Meets the fourth Tuesdays in March through October at noon. Check the library calendar for the month's topic of discussion and then join us to spend a noon hour talking about books.