Adult Programs

November Monday Book

Amy and Rogers Epic Detour (JPG)

November Tuesday Book

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (JPG)

December Monday Book

Christmas Jars (JPG)

December Tuesday Short Stories

One Christmas by Truman Capote
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

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!

Face masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. If for whatever reason, you are unable to wear a face mask, please contact the library at 515-266-7815.

November Book Discussion:
"Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson (Fiction)

Monday, November 23rd at 7pm

"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, November 24th at 11am 

December Book Discussion:
"Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright (Fiction)
Monday, December 21st at 7pm

"One Christmas" and "A Christmas Memory" two short stories by Truman Capote (Fiction)
Tuesday, December 22nd at 11am

January Book Discussion:
"The Bookshop on the Corner" by Jenny Colgan (Fiction)

Monday, January 25th at 7pm

"Bottomland" by Michelle Hoover (Fiction)
Tuesday, January 6th at 11am 

February Book Discussion:
"Me & White Supremacy" by Layla Saad (Non-Fiction)
Monday, February 22nd at 7pm

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman (Fiction)
Tuesday, October 27th at 11am 

March Book Discussion:
"Blue Jasmine" by Kashmira Sheth (Juvenile Fiction)
Monday, March 22nd at 7pm

"Little Heathen: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday, March 23rd at 11am

April Book Discussion:
"The Trespasser" by Tana French (Mystery Fiction)
Monday, April 26th at 7pm

"The Dry" by Jane Harper (Mystery Fiction)
Tuesday, April 27th at 11am

May Book Discussion:
"The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom (Fiction)
Monday, May 24th at 7pm

"Beartown" by Fredrick Backman (Fiction)
Tuesday, May 25th at 11am

June Book Discussion:
"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson (Historical)
Monday, June 28th at 7pm

"Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan (Biography)
Tuesday, June 29th at 11am

July Book Discussion: 
"Less" by Andrew Greer (Fiction)
Monday, July 26th at 7pm

"Little Paris Book Shop" by Nina George (Fiction)
Tuesday, July 27th at 11am

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: 
"Finding Father Christmas" by Robin Jones Gunn (Fiction)
Monday, December 20th at 7pm

"Winter Solstice" By Rosamunde Pilcher (Fiction)
Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm
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. 

2021 Schedule: TBA