Please join us every 3rd Thursday from 7-8pm for a book discussion at The Jordan House (2001 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265). Presented by the West Des Moines Public Library and the West Des Moines Historical Society.

Historical fiction is a great way to learn about people and events through stories that bring history to life. Our group discusses titles from a wide variety of time/places/people. Registration is requested, please!

Books may be picked up at the Adult Services desk. Registration is requested, please. Staff will register you for this program when you pick up a book. If you are not getting the book from the Library, please contact Jen at 515-222-3413 to register.

  • 1/18/2024 = The Huntress by Kate Quinn
  • 2/15/2024 = Factory Girls by MIchelle Gallen
  • 3/21/2024 = The Known World by Edward P Jones
  • 4/18/2024 = The Librarian of Burned Books by Brianna Labuskes
  • 5/16/2024 = The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • 6/20/2024 = The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
  • 7/18/2024 = The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  • 8/15/2024 = The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood
  • 9/19/2024 = The Long March Home by Marcus Brotherton
  • 10/17/2024 = The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights by Kitty Zeldis
  • 11/21/2024 =  Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenridge
  • 12/19/2024 = best books of the year discussion