Book Clubs

Book Clubs

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There are a variety of book clubs in the area.

Library and Lunch

Contact Person:   Elizabeth Schechinger
Contact Information:  

  • Telephone:  712-755-5934  
  • Email:

When:  Second Tuesday of each month at Noon
Location:  Harlan Community Library - Lower Level
Cost:  No cost
Other information:

  • Coffee Provided
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch


It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Book Club

Contact Person:   Amanda Brewer
Contact Information:  

  • Telephone:  712-755-5934  
  • Email:

When:  7pm on the last Wednesday of each month (or as scheduled by the club)
Location:  off site - call library director for details
Cost:  No cost.
Other information:

  • Munchies and beverages 
  • Very laid back and relaxing
  • The group picks based on the interest of the those in attendance.


Harlan Review Club

Contact Person: Kay Johannsen
Contact Information:

  • Telephone: 712-755-7963
  • Email: NA

When:  Meets Every 3rd Thursday of the Month - October thru May at 1:00pm
Location:  Varies by month but always in Harlan
Cost:  NA
Other Information:  NA



A Novel Idea Book Club

Contact Person:   Kathleen Cue
Contact Information:  

  • Telephone: NA
  • Email:

When:  Second Monday of Every Month, 6:00pm Social/Dinner, 7:00pm Book Discussion Starts
Location:  Persia, Iowa at Plan B Restaurant and Bar
Cost:  Just the cost of the meal
Other information:

  • Each month they pick a book and then the next month they review the book.


Panama Book Club

Contact Person:   Laura Arkfeld-Mohr
Contact Information:  

  • Telephone:  712-579-1415
  • Email:  NA

When:  Meets the 1st Tuesday of the Month/6:00-7:00pm Food and Social Hour/7:00-8:00pm Book Discussion
Location:  Pauley's Pub in Panama (in the back room)
Cost:  Just the cost of your meal
Other information: 

  • Members take turns with book suggestions for discussion; all read the same book.  The person who suggested the book leads the book discussion.