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…The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Series #1)

  • October 3, we will discuss Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.
  • November 7, we will discuss Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau.
  • December 5, we will discuss Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet.

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… What the Dead Know: A Novel

  • October 13, we will be discussing What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman.
  • November 3, we will be discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
  • December 1, we will be discussing Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

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…On Evil

  • October 16, we will meet to discuss On Evil by Terry Eagleton.
  • November 13, we will meet to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  • There is no Book Club discussion in December. Happy Holidays.

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…  Princess Elizabeth's Spy (Maggie Hope Series #2)

  • October 18, we will be discussing Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal.
  • November 15, we will be discussing The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
  • December 20, we will be discussing The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the 2017-18 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…  Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

  • October 18, we will be discussing Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
  • November 15, we will be discussing A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
  • There is no Book Club meeting in December. Happy Holidays!

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…Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

  • September 25, we will meet to discuss Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard.
  • October 23, we will meet to discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.
  • November 27, we will meet to discuss The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
  • There is no Book Club meeting in December. Happy Holidays.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Monday Night Book Discussions 2017-18 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 Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel

  • September 27, we will meet to discuss The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith.
  • October 25, we will meet to discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer.
  • There will be no book club meeting in November or December. Happy Holidays!

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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