Book Clubs

Busy People’s Book Club @ Main

Our newest book club, perfect for people on the go. No meetings or deadlines, just good books! Our book of the month will include book discussion questions, information about the author and other interesting facts.

Books available on the first Mondays of the month.Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

  • August 2019 – Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon

Pick up books and discussion guides at the Main Library reference desk.

 


“It’s a Mystery” Book Club  @ Main

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… Not a Sound

  • September 3, we will discuss Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf.
  • October 1, we will discuss Last Child by John Hart.
  • September 5, we will discuss Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.

For more information contact Mary P. at the library at 440.255.8811 ext. 247 or email Mary Pelton.  What are we reading?  Click to see the “It’s a Mystery” club’s 2019 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…  I Was Anastasia

  • September 6, we will be discussing I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon.
  • October 4, we will be discussing The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson.
  • November 1, we will be discussing The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

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

 


Book Club for Men @ Main

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday… The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

  • August 19, we will meet to discuss a book Dan Egan’s The Life and Death of the Great Lakes.
  • September 19,  we will meet to discuss a book Jesse Eisinger’s The Chickenshit Club.
  • October 21, we will meet to discuss Robin Sloane’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

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. 247 or email John Foster.

 


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…The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell

  • August 21, we will be discussing Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell by Rachel Herz.
  • September 18, we will be discussing The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
  • October 16, we will be discussing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Dominique Bauby.

Light Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.  For additional information contact Josh Sebrasky @ 440-257-2000 or email Josh Sebrasky.

 


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…Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • August 21, we will be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
  • September 18, we will be discussing Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca.
  • October 16, we will be discussing The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the 2019-20 Senior Center Booklist.

 


Monday Night Book Discussion@ Main

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 Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • August 26, we will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.
  • September 23, we will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
  • October 28, we will be discussing Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Monday Night Book Discussions 2019-20 Monday Night Booklist.

 


Book and Brush Club @ Main

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 Black Painting: A Novel

  • August 28, we will be discussing The Black Painting by Neil Olson.
  • September 25, we will  be discussing a book TBD.

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

 


NoveList Plus

Looking for more books by your favorite author, or want to explore similar authors? Not sure of the next book in the series you’re reading? Then you need NoveList Plus, a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Using NoveList, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

 


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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