Adult Programs

Monday Group's August Book

Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt (jpeg)

Tuesday Group's August Book

The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple (jpeg)

Monday Group's September Book

The cover of the novel "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo (JPEG)

Tuesday Group's September Book

The cover of the novel "Who Ate the First Oyster?" by Cody Cassidy

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!

August Book Discussion:
"Driving Miss Norma" by Tim Bauerschmidt (Biography)
Monday, August 23rd at 7pm

"Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride" by Joe Siple (Fiction)
Tuesday, August 24th at 11am

September Book Discussion:
"The Night Tiger" by Yangze Choo (Fiction)
Monday, September 27th at 7pm

"Who Ate the First Oyster?" by Cody Cassidy (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, September 28th at 11am

October Book Discussion:
"13 Ways to Kill Your Community" by Doug Griffiths (Non-Fiction)
Monday, October 27th at 7pm

"Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders (Fiction)
Tuesday, October 26th at 11am

November Book Discussion:
"The Prayer Box" by Lisa Wingate (Fiction)
Monday, November 22nd at 7pm

"Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers (Fiction)
Tuesday, November 23rd at 11am

December Book Discussion: 
"A Dog Named Christmas" by Greg Kincaid (Fiction)
Monday, December 20th at 7pm

"Winter Solstice" By Rosamunde Pilcher (Fiction)
Tuesday, December 21st 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. http://www.myseniorcollege.org/index.html

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