“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…

  • September 7, we will discuss Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. (Changed)
  • October 5, we will discuss Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.
  • November 2, we will discuss Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

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 2022 book list.

Watch What You Read Book Club @ Mentor-on-the-Lake

Join us at the Lake Branch for our NEW monthly book club featuring books that have been made into movies! Read the book, watch the movie version, and then come to our book club to discuss how they complement and differ from each other. Visit or call the Lake Branch to get your copy of this month’s book.

From 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday…

  • September 13, we will discuss Still Life by Louise Penny.
  • October 11, we will discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
  • November 8, we will discuss The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner.

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,…

  • August 15, we will be reading a book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. (We will be meeting at the Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.)
  • September 19, we will be reading The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova.
  • October 17, we will be reading Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann.

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 Main 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…

  • August 17, we will be discussing The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
  • September 21, we will be discussing The Barbizon by Paulina Bren. (Changed)
  • October 19, we will be discussing The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.

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 W. at 440.255.8811, ext. 202 or email Cailey Williams. Click to see the Senior Center Book Club’s ’s 2022 book list.

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…

  • August 17, we will be discussing Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke.
  • September 21, we will be discussing A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker.
  • October 19, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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

The Great Alone

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…

  • August 22, we will be discussing The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan.
  • September 26, we will be discussing Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
  • October 24, we will be discussing Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

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

Online Book Discussion

With this online community, you can connect with others to read and discuss books on a range of topics, as well as suggestions from other members. The book club connects through a private online forum where you can discuss the current book and network with other members. The group will spend about two months on each book, so you’ll have plenty of time to read.

Book for:

  • August 5 – October 7: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  • October 14 – December 16: Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill.

For more information or to sign up, click on the link provided.

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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 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 catalog and see what is available. (If you need additional copies, visit Information Services for assistance in locating more.)