Book Clubs

The Maquoketa Public Library changed up book clubs a little in 2023. Instead of reading two separate books each month, we're choosing one title and offering two options to meet for discussion. Past titles include Empire Falls by Richard Russo, Bear Town by Fredrik Backman, The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, and The Passengers by John Marrs.

If you run or are thinking about starting a book club, we have a collection of multiple copies of books you are welcome to check out. We are also happy to help assist you in interlibrary loaning materials at no cost.

Currently Reading

last summer at the golden hotel

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

by Elyssa Friedland

A family reunion for the ages when two clans convene for the summer at their beloved getaway in the Catskills—perfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—from the acclaimed author of The Floating Feldmans.

In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families – best friends and business partners – have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be – and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?

Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.

Tuesday, June 18th @ 6:30 PM
OR
Friday, June 21st @ noon


Coming Up

we'll be back soon

We'll be skipping July and back to regularly scheduled book clubs in August.

What Are You Reading

Join us at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 28th via Zoom to discuss what we've been reading.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88053653111

Hometown Pride Book Club

Maquoketa Hometown Pride and Maquoketa Public Library have partnered to bring you Hometown Pride READS, a free community-focused book club whose main topic is just that – building community.

Limited copies of the titles will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the front desk. Participants are also encouraged to take part in our InterLibrary Loan program, download eBooks or audiobooks, or purchase their own copies. (Sharing of physical copies is a great way to build community!).

Not currently a library patron? What a great time to stop by the library and sign-up for a library card! 


Hometown Pride READS is a partnership of Maquoketa Hometown Pride and Maquoketa Public Library.

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