“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…

  • February 1, we will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
  • March 1, we will discuss All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris.
  • April 5, we will discuss K Team by David Rosenfelt.

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…

  • February 14, we will discuss The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
  • March 14, we will discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance.
  • April 11, we will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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,…

  • February 20, we will be reading Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake.
  • March 20, we will be reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
  • April 17, we will be reading While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams.

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…

  • February 15, we will be discussing The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin.
  • March 15, we will be discussing The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyun Kim.
  • April 19, we will be discussing Oona Out of Order by Margarite Montimore.

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.

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…

  • February 15, we will be discussing Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.
  • March 15, we will be discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
  • April 19, we will discussing Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller.

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…

  • February 8, we will be discussing Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France by Melissa Clark.
  • March 15, we will be discussing a book TBD.

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

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…

  • February 27, we will be discussing Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore.
  • March 27, we will be discussing The Maid by Nita Prose.
  • April 24, we will be discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

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.)