Book Clubs

“It’s a Mystery” Book Club  

The “It’s a Mystery” book club meets to discuss Thriller, Suspense, True Crime, Noir, Detective & Mystery novels.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…Left to Die (Montana 'To Die' Series #1)

  • There will be no book club meeting in January 2017. Happy New Year!
  • February 7, we will discuss Left to Die by Lisa Jackson.
  • March 7, we will discuss Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King.

For more information contact Mary P. at the library at 440.255.8811 ext. 215 or email Mary Pelton.  What are we reading?  Click to see the “It’s a Mystery” club’s 2016 and 2017 book list.


Colorful Characters Book Club @ Mentor-on-the-Lake 

Join us at the Lake Branch for our monthly book and coloring club for adults! We will discuss a different book each month and while we discuss you can enjoy coloring and refreshments.

From 10-11:30 am on Friday… Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters Series #1)

  • January 6, we will be discussing Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.
  • February 3, we will be discussing Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • March 3, we will be discussing  Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

For more information, contact Ragan at  440-257-2512 or email a Lake staff member. Click to see the Colorful Characters’ 2016 book list.


Book Club for Men 

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.Baudolino

  • The is no book club in December. Happy Holidays.
  • January 16th, we will meet to discuss Baudolino by Umberto Eco.
  • February 20, we will meet to discuss Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall.

Light refreshments will be served.  Book Club for Men is free and open to the public.  For a copy of the book or for more information, contact John F. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email John Foster.


Senior Center Book Discussion

Join librarian Cailey W., on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:00 pm at the Mentor Senior Center, for a stimulating discussion of the bestsellers, classics and more.

From 1:30-3:00 pm on Wednesday…I've Got You Under My Skin

  • December 21st, we will be discussing  I’ve Got You Under my Skin by Mary Higgins Clark.
  • January 18th, 2017, we will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman.
  • February 15th, 2017 we will be discussing The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the 2016-17 book list.


Headlands Branch Book Club  

Adult patrons are invited to join us at the Headlands Community Center for the Mentor Public Library – Headlands Branch Book Club.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday… The Giving Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts Series #20)

  • December 21st, we will discuss The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.
  • January 18th, 2017, we will be discussing Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin.
  • February 15, 2017,  we will be discussing Mr. Churchhill’s Secretary by Susan MacNeal.

Light Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.  For additional information contact Pam Rose @ 440-255-8811, ext. 282 or email Pam Rose.


Monday Night Book Discussion

Join librarian Cailey W. for a stimulating discussion of bestselling books.  The book club regularly meets on the 4th Monday of the month.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday…The Lake House

  • There is no book club scheduled for December. Happy Holidays!
  • January 23rd, we will meet to discuss The Lake House by Kate Morton.
  • February 27th, we will meet to discuss Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Monday Night Book Discussions 2016-17 book list.


Book and Brush Club  

Join Librarian Barb Hauer for a lively discussion of art historical novels featuring works by various artists.

From 6:30-8 pm, on Wednesday…The Muralist: A Novel

  • There is no book club scheduled in December.  Happy Holidays!
  • January 25, we will meet to discuss a book The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro.

For more information contact Barb Hauer at 440.255.8811, ext. 210, or email Barbara Hauer.


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Book Discussion Kits

Plan your adult book discussion group’s season of readings around our sets of books and book discussiondiscussion materials. Check out a set with multiple copies from the library so everyone can be on the same page at the same time. Click here to go to the catalog and see what is available. (If you need additional copies, visit Information Services for assistance in locating more.)

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