Book Clubs

Lakeside Book Club @ Mentor-on-the-LakeThe True Story of Hansel and Gretel

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…

  • August 6, we will discuss The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy.
  • September 3, we will discuss Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
  • October 1, we will discuss a book as yet to be determined.

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


Senior Center Book DiscussionZ: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

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…

  • There will be no book club meeting in August.  Enjoy your month off!
  • September 17th, we will discuss Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler.
  • October 15th, we will discuss Among the Wonderful by Stacy Carlton.

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.


Book Club for MenThe Queen's Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm, on Monday…

  • August 18th, we will meet to discuss John Cooper’s The Queen’s Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England.
  • September 15th, we will meet to discuss Roddy Doyle’s A Star Called Henry.
  • October 20th, we will meet to discuss Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

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 DiscussionGarden Spells

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…

  • August 25, we will meet to discuss Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.
  • September 22nd, we will meet to discuss Sister by Rosamund Lupton.
  • October 27th, we will meet to discuss Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.

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.


ProfilersKnow Poe

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

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • July 29th, we will “Know Poe” and discuss Selected Readings from Edgar Allen Poe.
  • August 26th, we will discuss Post Mortem by Patricia Cornwell.
  • September 30th, we will be discussing different books by by Robert B. Parker.

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 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 meeting scheduled for August.  Enjoy your summer!
  • September 24th, the book we will discuss is Room with a View by E.M. Forster.
  • October 22nd, the book we will discuss is Tale of a Genje by Shikibu Murasaki.

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


20′s / 30′s ReadersKnow Poe

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…

  • July 30th, we will “Know Poe” and discuss Selected Readings from Edgar Allen Poe.  We will be meeting at the library in the Cleveland room. Please bring food to share.
  • August 27th, we will meet at Manhatten Deli (8900 Mentor Ave) to discuss Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan.
  • September 24th, we will meet at Winking Lizard (9570 Mentor Ave) to discuss To Kill the Irishman” by Rick Porello.

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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