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… From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

  • March 2, we will discuss From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty on Zoom.
  • April 6, we will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate on Zoom.
  • May 4, we will discuss My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni on Zoom.

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 2021 book list.

 


Book Club for Men @ Main

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday…In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

  • March 15, we will meet to discuss In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathan Philbrick on Zoom.
  • April 19, we will meet to discuss Old Man’s War by John Scalzi on Zoom.
  • May 17, we will meet to discuss Mrs. Shelock Holmes by Brad Ricca on Zoom.

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.

 


Women Reading Funny Women @ Headlands

Join women readers to discuss books written by or about funny women.   Bossypants

  • Wednesday, March 17, we will meet at 7pm to discuss Bossypants by Tina Fey on Zoom.
  • Monday, May 3, we will meet at 7 pm to discuss Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! on Zoom.

For more information contact Alyssa at the Headlands library at 440.257.2000. Please click on the underlined date to register for a specific meeting.

 


Gathering Moss Book Club @ Headlands

Join readers to discuss books written for nature lovers. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Discoveries from A Secret World

  • Wednesday, April 14, we will meet to discuss The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben on Zoom.
  • Thursday, June 3, we will meet to discuss Buzz: The Nature & Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson on Zoom.

For more information contact Josh at the Headlands library at 440.257.2000 or by email. Please click on the underlined date to register for a specific meeting.

 


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 Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

  • March 22,  we will be discussing Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough on Zoom.
  • April 26, we will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson on Zoom.
  • May 24, we will be discussing a book TBD.

For more information contact Cailey W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Monday Night Book Discussions Updated Monday Night Fall 2020 Schedule.

 


Senior Center Book Club @ Online

Join Mentor librarian Cailey to discuss popular reads each month via Zoom.  Copies of the book will be available for pick-up at the Main Branch of the Mentor Public Library. Call (440) 255-8811, ext. 247 to arrange pick up at the drive thru. Personal copies may also be used. For more information, email cailey.williams@mentorpl.org

From 12-1:30 pm, on Wednesday… The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • March 24, we will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. The book will be available for pick up beginning February 22.
  • April 28, we will be discussing The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan.

This program is in partnership with the Mentor Senior Center. Participants must be members to register. To register, call the Senior Center at 974-5725 or visit www.cityofmentor.com. This program is an online event  and the event URL will be sent via registration email.

 


Big IDEA Book Club @ Online

The Lake County League of Libraries, in conjunction with The DiverFreedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movementsity Center of Northeast Ohio, brings you a book club to discuss issues of inclusion, diversity, equity & access (IDEA).  (This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

From 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday…

  • March 9, join us for a rich discussion of Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine & the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis. Register to join the program.

 


 

The book clubs listed below have been temporarily cancelled due to Covid-19.

 


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…

  • Temporarily cancelled due to covid-19. Watch here for updates.

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

 


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…

  • Temporarily cancelled due to covid-19. Watch here for updates.

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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