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.   Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

  • February 2019 – Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
  • March 2019 – Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  • April 2019 – Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan MacNeal.

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…In Farleigh Field

  • March 5, we will discuss In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen.
  • April 2, we will discuss Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  • May 7, we will discuss a book TBA.

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 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…  The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • March 1, we will be discussing The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.
  • April 5, we will be discussing a book The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic by Hazel Gaynor..
  • May 3, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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

 


Stories of the Past Book Club @ The HUB

Do you like to read stories about what it would be like to live in another time period? Then join The HUB’s historical fiction book club! Each month we will meet and discuss a selected title. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.Pearl of China

From 6:00-7:30 pm on Monday…

  • March 11, we will be discussing Pearl of China by Anchee Min.

The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information.

 


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.The Truth According to Us

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday…

  • March 20,  we will be discussing a book The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.
  • April 17,  we will be discussing a book TBD.

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

 


Sherlocked: Sherlock Holmes Club @ The HUB

Are you a fan of the infamous Sherlock Holmes? If so, come to The HUB on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to discuss the savvy sleuth and his loyal companion, Dr. Watson, while enjoying some light refreshments. Each month we will focus on a novel.

From 6:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday…Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

  • March 20, 2019, we will be discussing The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • April 17, 2019, we will be discussing The Valley of Fear.

The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information.

 


Book Club for Men @ Main

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday…Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • March 18, we will meet to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.
  • April 15, we will meet to discuss Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.
  • May 20, we will meet to discuss Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.

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…  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

  • March 20, we will be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
  • April 17, we will be discussing The Spy by Paulo Coehlo.
  • May 20, we will be discussing Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the 2018-19 book list.

 


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…Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

  • February 25, we will be discussing Dodge City by Tom Clavin.
  • March 25, we will  be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
  • April 22, we will be discussing The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 215 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Monday Night Book Discussions 2018-19 book list.

 


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…I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger

  • February 27, we will be discussing I Was Vermeer by Frank Wynne.
  • March 27, we will be discussing The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art by Ingrid Rowland.
  • April 24, we will be discussing In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block.

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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