Seniors across the metro are invited to take part in the first ever Senior Winter Reading Club! This new book club will bring seniors together for an engaging dialogue about popular books, with a common title connecting people around the city. The first title chosen for the book club is Boys in the Boat, the best-selling book written by Daniel James Brown. The non-fiction book uncovers the story of the nine American rowers that competed at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Brown describes how they overcame difficulties and came together to win the gold medal at those Olympics, which were held as Adolf Hitler was coming into power in Germany.
During the initial meeting in January, participants will be given a free large-print copy of the book, a book bag, and other book-related items, while supplies last. During February’s meeting, librarians will serve as moderators, leading discussions about the book. There will be snacks and refreshments at each meeting, and you are not required to be at the first meeting to attend the discussion portion in February.
The Senior Winter Reading Club will give seniors an opportunity to learn more about library services that are available and how they can be useful in their daily life.
The program is being provided by the Des Moines Public Library in partnership with American Enterprise.
- Southside Senior Center: Wednesday, January 18, & Wednesday, February 15, 12:30-2:30 PM
- Central Senior Center: Thursday, January 19, & Thursday, February 16, 1:00-3:00 PM
- North Senior Center: Friday, January 20, & Friday, February 17, 1:00-3:00 PM
- Northwest Senior Center: Monday, January 23, & Monday, February 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
- East Side Senior Center: Monday, January 30, & Thursday, February 23, 1:00-3:00 PM