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.After I'm Gone

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • November 1, we will discuss After I’m Gone Laura Lippman.
  • December 12, we will discuss A Secret Place by Tana French.
  • There will be no book club meeting in January. Happy New Year!

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.I Remember You: A Ghost Story

From 10-11:30 am on Friday…

  • November 4, we will be discussing The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.
  • December 2, we will be discussing The Christmas Wish by Richard Siddoway.
  • January is TBD.

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.Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

  • November 21st, we will meet to discuss Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear.
  • The is no book club in December. Happy Holidays.
  • January 16th, we will meet to discuss a Baudolino by Umberto Eco.

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…Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front during World War II

  • November 16th, we will be discussing Our Mothers’ War by Emily Yellin.
  • December 21st, we will be discussing  I’ve Got You Under my Skin by Mary Higgins Clark.
  • January 18th, 2017, we will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman.

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…Still Life (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #1)

  • November 16th, we will discuss Still Life by Louise Penny.
  • December 21st, we will discuss  Last Noel by Michael Malone.
  • January 18th, 2017, we will be discussing Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

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 Rosie Project

  • November 28th, we will meet to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
  • There is no book club scheduled for December. Happy Holidays!
  • January 23rd, we will meet to discuss 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 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…

  • There is no book club scheduled in November & December.  Happy Holidays!
  • January 25, we will meet to discuss a book TBA.

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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