Book Clubs

Headlands Branch Book Club

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Adult patrons are invited to join us at the Headlands Community Center for the Mentor Public Library – Headlands Branch Book Club.
This month we will discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay. Light Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
For additional information contact Pam Rose @ 440-257-2000.

  • November 19,  we will discuss The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes.
  • December 17,  we will discuss Pearl of China  by Anchie Min.
  • January 21, 2015, we will discuss The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg.

Lakeside Book Club @ Mentor-on-the-LakeThe Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Adult patrons are invited to join us at the Mentor-on-the-Lake branch in order to discuss that month’s selected book.  Space is limited.  Refreshments will be provided.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday…

  • October 1, we will discuss The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell.
  • November 5, we will discuss The Last Chinese Chef by Nichole Mones.
  • December 3, we will discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

For more information, contact Darlene W. at  440-257-2512 or email Darlene.Workman@MentorPL.org.


Senior Center Book DiscussionAmong the Wonderful

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…

  • October 15th, we will discuss Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlton.
  • November 19th, we will discuss The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.
  • December 17th, we will discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey.Williams@MentorPL.org. Click to see the 2014-2015 Senior Center Book Discussion book list.


Teen Book ClubNation

Hey, teens… why should adults have all the fun?  Stop by the Lake Branch for a book club that’s just for you!  No tests, no grades–no stress! Meetings are held from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. on the first Saturday of the month.

From 2:30-3:30 pm on Saturday…

  • October 4th, we will be discussing  Nation by Terry Pratchett.
  • November 1st, we will be discussing  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
  • December 6th, we will be discussing a book TBD.
  • January 3rd, we will be discussing a book TBD.

For more information Call Ariel J. at 440-257-2512.


Book Club for MenA Star Called Henry

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm, on Monday…

  • October 20th, we will meet to discuss Roddy Doyle’s A Star Called Henry.
  • November 17th, we will meet to discuss Bernard Bailyn’s To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders.
  • There will be no meeting 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@MentorPL.org. Click to see the  Book Club for Men’s 2014 Book List.


Monday Night Book DiscussionThe Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

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…

  • October 27th, we will meet to discuss Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.
  • November 24th, we will meet to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Kline.
  • There will be meeting in December.  Happy Holidays!
  • January 26th, we will meet to discuss Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey.Williams@MentorPL.org.  Click to see the 2014-2015 Monday Night Book Discussion book list.


ProfilersStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

The Profilers book club meets to discuss Thriller, Suspense, True Crime, Noir, Detective & Mystery novels.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • September 30th, we will be discussing different books by by Robert B. Parker.
  • October 28th, we will discuss Stiff: the curious life of human cadavers by Mary Roach.
  • December 2nd, we will discuss Snowman by Jo Nesbo.

For more information contact Mary P. at the library at 440.255.8811 ext. 215 or email Mary.Pelton@MentorPL.org.  What are we reading in 2014?  Click to see the 2014 Profilers’ Book List.


Book and Brush ClubThe Tale of Genji

Join Librarian Barb Hauer for a lively discussion of art historical novels featuring works by various artists.

From 6:30-8 pm, on Wednesday…

  • October 22nd, the book we will discuss is Tale of a Genji by Shikibu Murasaki.
  • There is no book discussion in December. Happy Holidays!
  • January 28th, 2015, the book we will discuss is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon.

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


20′s / 30′s ReadersI Hunt Killers

Readers in their 20′s /30′s meet on the last Wednesday of the month, at varying restaurants in Mentor, in order to discuss popular books.

From 6:30-8:00 pm, on Wednesday…

  • October 29th, we will meet at Max and Erma’s (7890 Mentor Ave) to discuss I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga.
  • November 19th, we will meet at Thai Orchid (7329 Mentor Ave) to discuss Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster.
  • There is no book discussion scheduled for December.
  • January 28th, we will meet at Aladdin’s (8870 Mentor Ave) to discuss The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis.

Since we will be a meeting at  a restaurant, the library will provide an appetizer for the table. For more information, and to get a copy of the book, contact Kristin at 440-255-8811 ext. 215 or email Kristin.Milks@MentorPl.org.  What are we reading in 2014? Click to see the 2014 Book List.


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