Book Clubs

“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… Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation

  • February 4, we will discuss Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca.
  • March 3, we will discuss A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murderby Dianne Freeman.
  • April 7, we will discuss Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams.

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 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 Spy

  • February 7, we will discuss The Spy: a Novel of Mata Hari by Paulo Coelho.
  • March 6, we will discuss The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood.
  • April 3, 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… Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

  • February 24, we will meet to discuss Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster.
  • March 16, we will meet to discuss Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction.
  • April 20, we will meet to discuss Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

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 Fault in Our Stars

  • February 19,  we will be discussing The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  • March 18, we will be discussing Age of Miracles by Karen Walker.
  • April 15, we will be discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

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… The Mapmaker's Children: A Novel

  • February 19, we will be discussing The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy.
  • March 18, we will be discussing  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
  • April 15, we will be discussing The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone.

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… Gone with the Wind

  • January 27, 2020, we will be discussing Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
  • February 24, we will be discussing Behind Closed Doors B.A. Paris.
  • February 23, we will be discussing The Woman in the Photo Mary Hogan.

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… The Masterpiece

  • February 26, we will be discussing The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis.
  • March 25, we will be discussing The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer.
  • April 22, we will be discussing The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro.

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


NoveList Plus

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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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