“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…

  • June 7, we will discuss Fuzz by Mary Roach.
  • July 5, we will discuss an Alex Delaware book (any title) by Jonathan Kellerman.
  • August 2, we will discuss Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill.

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 2023 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…

  • June – August – We will be taking a summer book break.
  • September 12, we will discuss a book TBD.

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

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Book Club for Men @ Main

Join male readers to discuss books of interest.

From 7-8:30 pm on Monday,…

  • June 19, we will be reading A Short History of Humanity by Johannes Krause and Thomas Trappe.
  • July 17, we will be reading Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.
  • August 21, we will be reading The Gates of Europe by Serhii Plokhy.

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…

  • June 21, we will be discussing The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  • July, we will be taking a month break. Happy Summer!
  • August 16, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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 Hutchins.

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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…

  • June 21, we will be discussing The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.
  • July 19, we will be discussing Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.
  • August 16, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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…

  • There is no meeting in June. Happy Summer!
  • July 19, we will be discussing Jamie Oliver’s cookbook Ultimate Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone.

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…

  • June 26, we will be discussing One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle.
  • July, we will be taking a month’s break. Happy summer!
  • August 28, we will be discussing Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.

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