All library book clubs (except Diverse Voices) are in-person.  Discussions will be held in the Bumphrey Room and social distancing will be in effect.  Masks are recommended for all patrons. No registration is necessary (with the exception of Diverse Voices); pick up a book at the Check Out desk a few weeks before the discussion; some books may also be found in digital format.   Book clubs are for adults ages 18+.

 

 

No Shelf Control Book Club

Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 11:00 am for readers who love Monday mornings, can’t get enough books, and have eclectic reading habits.

Monday by November 1 at 11:00 am: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Monday by December 6 at 11:00 am: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Monday by January 3 at 11:00 am: The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
Monday by February 7 at 11:00 am: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Monday by March at 7 11:00 am: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
Monday by April 4 at 11:00 am: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

 

Just a Taste Book Club

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm to explore different genres every month.

Wednesday, November 3 at 11:30 am: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (Fantasy)
Wednesday, December 1 at 11:30 am: Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Realistic Fiction)
Wednesday, January 5 at 11:30 am: The Push by Ashley Audrain (Psychological Thriller)
Wednesday, February 2 at 11:30 am: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (Memoir)
Wednesday, March 2 at 11:30 am: Girlhood by Melissa Febos (Autobiography)
Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 am: The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn (Historical Fiction)

 

 

 

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm to discuss popular fiction books.

Thursday October 14 at 2:00 pm: Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.  This program is part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Thursday, November 11 at 2:00 pm: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

 

 

 

Diverse Voices Book Club

Meets virtually on Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm to discuss books from authors who have been historically sidelined due to discrimination.

Thursday, October 21: Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, by Anton Treuer or Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, by Sarah Winnemucca.  This program is part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

 

 

Read the Classics Book Club

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 to discuss classical and award winning literature.

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday.  This program is part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Tuesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm: A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm: Adam Bede by George Eliot
Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm: The Street by Ann Petry
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm: A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare
Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 pm: Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 pm: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

 

 

 

 

Treat Your Shelf Book Club

Meets the last Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to discuss popular recent books.

Monday, October 25 at 6:30 pm: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.  This program is part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Monday, November 29 at 6:30 pm: While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams

 

 

 

Between the Covers Book Club

Meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm: Verity by Colleen Hoover