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)

  • February 7, we will discuss Left to Die by Lisa Jackson.
  • March 7, we will discuss Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King.
  • April 4, we will discuss Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

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… Eat,_Pray,_Love_–_Elizabeth_Gilbert,_2007

  • February 3, we will be discussing Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • March 3, we will be discussing  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
  • April 7, we will be discussing Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost

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.Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

  • February 20, we will meet to discuss Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall.
  • March 20, we will meet to discuss High Dive by Jonathan Lee.
  • April 17, we will meet to discuss Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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 Wright Brothers

  • February 15th, 2017 we will be discussing The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
  • March 15th, we will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
  • April 19, we will be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

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

  • February 15, 2017,  we will be discussing Mr. Churchhill’s Secretary by Susan MacNeal.
  • March 15, we will be discussing Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich.
  • April 19, we will be discussing The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel

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

  • 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.
  • March 27, we will meet to discuss The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

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

  • January 25, we will meet to discuss The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro.
  • February 22, we will meet to discuss The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild.
  • March 22, we will meet to discuss The Vanishing Velazquez by Laura Cumming.

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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