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…Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders

  • July 3, we will discuss Death in a Prairie House by William R. Drennan
  • August 7, we will be reading and discussing an “Alex Cross” Patterson book (no specific title) by James Patterson.
  • September 9, we will discuss Still Life by Louise Penny.

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 2018 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…  Pompeii

  • July 6, we will be discussing Pompeii by Robert Harris.
  • August 3, we will be discussing Learning to Swim by Sarah J. Henry.
  • September 7, we will be discussing The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains by Nicolas Carr.

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


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…  Flight Behavior

  • July 11, we will be discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
  • August 8, we will be discussing Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
  • September 12, we will be discussing Miracle on the Hudson by William Procchna

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


Book Club for Men 

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday…Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

  • June 18, we will meet to discuss Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard.
  • July 16, we will meet to discuss Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
  • August 20, we will meet to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

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 Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

  • June 20, we will be discussing The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin.
  • There will be no meeting in July. Happy Summer!
  • August 15, we will be discussing a book TBD.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the 2017-18 book list.


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 Dollhouse

  • June 18, we will be discussing Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.
  • There will be no meeting in July.  Happy Summer!
  • August 27, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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…

  • Summer sunWe will be on vacation for June and July. Happy Summer!
  • August 22, we will be discussing The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer.

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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