Book Clubs

All in-person programs have been postponed/cancelled until further notice.


“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… Down the River unto the Sea

  • July 7, we will discuss Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley on Zoom.
  • August 4, we will discuss Broken Places by Tracy Clark on Zoom.
  • September 1, we will discuss The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware.

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 2020 Revised 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…

  • Postponed – April 3, we will discuss The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.
  • PostponedMay 1, we will discuss Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin.
  • PostponedJune 5, we will discuss 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…

  • PostponedApril 20, we will meet to discuss Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.
  • PostponedMay 18, we will meet to discuss Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

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…

  • Postponed – March 18, we will be discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by by Betty Smith.
  • PostponedApril 15, we will be discussing The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King.
  • PostponedMay 20, we will be discussing Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer.

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…

  • Postponed – March 18, we will be discussing  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
  • Postponed – April 15, we will be discussing The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone.
  • PostponedMay 20, we will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

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 The Mapmaker's Children: A Novelregularly meets on the 4th Monday of the month.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday…

  • August 24 we will be discussing The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy on Zoom.

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 Collection Development Manager Barb for a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements based on art historical fiction and non fiction.

From 6:30-8 pm, on Wednesday…

  • Postponed – March 25, we will be discussing The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer.
  • Postponed – April 22, we will be discussing The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro.
  • Postponed – May 27, we will be discussing The Blue Period by Luke Kummer.

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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