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.Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Series #1)

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • August 2, we will discuss Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal.
  • September 6, we will discuss Kill Artist by Daniel Silva.
  • October 4, we will discuss Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.

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 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…The Visitors: A Novel

  • August 5, we will be discussing The Visitors by Sally Beauman.
  • September 2, we will be discussing To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Saturday, October 8, we will be discussing I Remember You: A Ghost Story by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

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.A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning

  • August 15th, we will meet to discuss Robert Zaretsky’s A Life Worth Living.
  • September 19th,  we will meet to discuss Matt Johnson’s Pym.
  • October 17th, we will meet to discuss Ben Macintyre’s A Spy Among Friends.

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…The Last Runaway

  • August 17th, we will be discussing The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier.
  • September 21st, we will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
  • October 19th, we will be discussing The Lake House by Kate Morton.

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 Other Typist: A Novel

  • August 17th, we will discuss Other Typist by Susanne Rindell.
  • September 21st, we will discuss Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.
  • October 19th, we will discuss A Still Life by Louise Penny.

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


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…Lisette's List: A Novel

  • July 27, we will meet to discuss Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland.
  • August 24, we will meet to discuss The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.
  • September 28, we will meet to discuss Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton.

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


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.At the Water's Edge

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday…

  • There will be no meeting in July. Happy Summer!
  • August 22nd, we will meet to discuss At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen.
  • September 26th, we will meet to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • October 24th, we will meet to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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.


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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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