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.   Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Series #1)

  • April 2019 – Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan MacNeal.
  • May 2019 – Working Stiff by Judy Melinek M.D
  • June 2019 – The Lake House by Kate Morton

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…The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk Series #1)

  • May 7, we will discuss Silent Corner by Dean Koontz.
  • June 4, we will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
  • July 2, we will discuss Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

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…  All the Light We Cannot See

  • May 3, we will be discussing a book All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  • June 7, we will be discussing a book TBD.
  • July 5, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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 Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

  • May 20, we will meet to discuss Laura Cumming’s The Vanishing Velazquez.
  • June 17, we will meet to discuss Eowyn Ivey’s The Bright Edge of the World.
  • July 15, we will meet to discuss Jesse Eisinger’s The Chickenshit Club.

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…People of the Book: A Novel

  • May 15, we will be discussing The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
  • June 19, we will be discussing The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
  • July 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…His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes! A Mystery/Detective, Short Story Classic By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! AAA+++

  • May 15, we will be discussing His Last Bow: An epilogue of Sherlock Holmes.

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.

 


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…  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

  • May 20, we will be discussing Dead Wake by Erik Larson.
  • June 19, we will be discussing The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.
  • There is no meeting in July. Happy Summer!

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 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…Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

  • May 20, we will be discussing Dead Wake by Erik Larson.
  • June 24, we will be discussing Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.
  • There is no Book Club in July. Happy Summer!

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 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…In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

  • April 24, we will be discussing In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block.
  • May 22, we will be discussing Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of Water Lilies by Ross King
  • There is no meeting scheduled for June. Happy Summer!

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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