“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 Wednesday…

  • May 1, we will discuss The Couple at Number 9 by Claire Douglas.
  • June 5, we will discuss Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
  • July 3, we will discuss He Started It by Samantha Downing.

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 2024 book list.

Tuesday Night Book Club @ Mentor-on-the-Lake

Join us at the Lake Branch for our monthly book club! Visit or call the Lake Branch to get your copy of this month’s book.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • April 9 we will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
  • May 14, we will discuss Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng.
  • There is no book club scheduled for June, July, or August. Happy Summer!

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

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Book Club for Men @ Main

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday,…

  • April 15, we will be reading Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
  • May 20, we will be reading Raylan by Elmore Leonard.
  • June 17, we will be reading Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath by Bill Browder.

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.

Senior Center Book Club @ Mentor Senior Center

Join Mentor librarian Cailey to discuss popular reads and books of interest each month. Copies of the book will be available for pick-up at the Lake Branch of the Mentor Public Library. Personal copies may also be used. This group meets at the Mentor Senior Center the third Wednesday of the month.

From 1:30-3:00 pm, on Wednesday…

  • April 17, we will be discussing Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
  • May 15, we will be discussing The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh.
  • June 19, we will be discussing The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett.

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.

For more information contact Cailey at 440.255.8811, ext. 202 or email Cailey Hutchins.

Science Fiction Book Club @ Headlands

Interested in reading some new (or classic) speculative fiction? Join us at the Headlands Community Center on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for an in-depth discussion of some thought-provoking titles!

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday…

  • April 17, we will be discussing Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey
  • May 15, we will be discussing Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama
  • June 19, we will be discussing The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is required.

Cookbook Club @ Main

Once per month, we host a cookbook club-meets-potluck event that always draws a crowd. Each member picks a recipe from the same book (voted on by the group) and they bring in the dish to share. Led by local chef LaDonna Oltmanns. The result is a potluck with lots of talk about cooking and recipes and how to improve on them. Space is limited. Books available to pick up at the Main Library reference desk.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday…

  • April 10. This month’s cookbook is EveryDayCook by Alton Brown.
  • May 8. This month’s cookbook is Michael Symon’s 5 in 5.

For additional information, contact the Amy Senning at the library at 440.255.8811 ext. 247.

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Monday Night Book Discussion @ Main

Join librarian Meghan S. for a discussion of bestsellers, popular reads, and books of interest. The book club regularly meets on the 4th Monday of the month at the Main Branch of the library.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday…

  • April 22, we will be discussing West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.
  • May 20, we will be discussing Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan.
  • June 24, we will be discussing Foster by Claire Keegan.

For more information contact Meghan S. at 440.255.8811, ext. 247 or email Meghan Starling.

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Book Discussion Kits

Plan your adult book discussion group’s season of readings around our sets of books and discussion 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 Clevnet catalog and see what is available. (If you need additional copies, visit Information Services for assistance in locating more.)

Mentor Library’s 2023 Book Kit list.