Adult Programs

Monday Group's January Book

Book cover of "The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman (jpg)

Tuesday Group's January Book

Book cover of "The Book That Matters Most" by Ann Hood (jpg)

Monday Group's February Book

Book cover of "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates (jpg)

Tuesday Group's February Book

Book cover of "Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson (jpg)

Book Discussion Group

Each month, the group reads and discusses a book selected by library staff. Books are obtained by the library for all who want to participate. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM and the fourth Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the library. Below is a list of the upcoming books the group will be discussing. Join us!

January Book Discussion:
"The Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman (Fiction)
Monday, January 24th at 7pm

"The Book that Matters Most" by Ann Hood  (Fiction)
Tuesday, January 25th at 11am

February Book Discussion:
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Non-Fiction)
Monday, February 28th at 7pm

"Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson (Fiction)
Tuesday, March 1st at 11am

March Book Discussion:
"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Hoffman (Fiction)
Monday, March 28th at 7pm

"Coming Clean: A Memoir" by Kimberly Rae Miller (Non-Fiction/Memoir)
Tuesday, March 29th at 11am

April Book Discussion:
"The Guest List" by Lucy Foley (Fiction)
Monday, April 25th at 7pm

"The Round House" by Louise Erdrich (Fiction/Mystery)
Tuesday, April 26th at 11am

May Book Discussion:
"We the Interwoven" by Sadagat Aliyeva, Melissa Palma, & Chuy Renteria (Non-Fiction)
Monday, May 23rd at 7pm

"Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America" (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, May 24th at 11am

June Book Discussion:
"American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins (Fiction)
Monday, June 27th at 7pm

"The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion: by Fanny Flagg (Fiction)
Tuesday, June 28th at 11am

July Book Discussion:
"The Girl Before" by Rena Olsen (Fiction)
Monday, July 25th at 7pm

"What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty (Fiction)
Tuesday, July 26th at 11am

August Book Discussion:
"The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen" by Hendrick Groen (Non-Fiction)
Monday, August 22nd at 7pm

"Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Way to Cure Everything" by Lydia Kang (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, August 23rd at 11am

September Book Discussion:
"The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan" by Enjella Ahmadi-Miller (Non-Fiction/Memoir)
Monday, September 26th at 7pm

"Once We Were Bothers" By Ronald Balson (Fiction)
Tuesday, September 27th at 11am

October Book Discussion:
"The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Fiction)
Monday, October 25th at 7pm

"When Autumn Leaves" By Amy S. Foster (Fiction)
Tuesday, October 26th at 11am

November Book Discussion:
"Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman (Fiction)
Monday, November 28th at 7pm

"But What if We're Wrong?" by Chuck Klosterman (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, November 29th at 11am

December Book Discussion:
"The Christmas Joy Ride" by Melody Carson (Fiction)
Monday, December 19th at 7pm 

"Hiddensee: A tale of the Once & Future Nutcracker" by Gregory Maguire (Fiction)
Tuesday, December 20th at 11am
Pleasant Hill B.E.S.T. Trips

Available Education Programs

The Senior College of Des Moines presents courses at Pleasant Hill Public Library. Check their website for course information.

Bringing Education and Seniors Together 

The Bringing Education and Seniors Together (B.E.S.T.) program consists of planning a day trip once a month to Iowa sights. The trip is targeted to people age 55+. Times will vary according to destination. Call the Library at 515-266-7815 for questions, to reserve your seat or add your name to the mailing list.

The bus will begin loading 30 minutes prior to the trip. If you are traveling on the trip, please sign in and pick up your name tag. Vehicles can be parked in the lot west of the library during the day trips. 

2022 Schedule: TBA