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…Pretty Girls

  • April 4, we will discuss Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.
  • May 2, we will discuss Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.
  • June 6, we will discuss Takeover by Lisa Black.

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 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… Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

  • April 7, we will be discussing Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost
  • May 5,  we will be discussing The Elegance of the Hedgehog
    Muriel Barbery by Alison Anderson.
  • June 2, we will be discussing Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott.

For more information, contact Ragan at  440-257-2512 or email a Lake staff member.


Book Club for Men 

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday…Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

  • April 17, we will meet to discuss Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick.
  • May 15, we will meet to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
  • June 19, we will meet to discuss Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett.

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…Everything I Never Told You

  • April 19, we will be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
  • May 17, we will be discussing Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard.
  • June 21, we will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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 Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

  • April 19, we will be discussing The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel.
  • May 10, we will be discussing Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies.
  • June 21, we will be discussing Lake House by Kate Morton.

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 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • March 27, we will meet to discuss The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.
  • April 24, we will meet to discuss The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure.
  • May 22, we will meet to discuss We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

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 Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

  • March 22, we will meet to discuss The Vanishing Velazquez by Laura Cumming.
  • April 26, we will meet to discuss Ophelia’s Muse by Rita Cameron.
  • May 24, we will meet to discuss The Chapel by Michael Downing.

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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