Book Clubs & Chats

Can't wait to tell your friends and family about the new book you are reading? Join one of the Library's Book Clubs & Chats.



Book: Personal Librarian Shelf Awareness Banned Book Club
Last Wednesday of the month @ 6p.m. | January 25 | February 22 | 
What makes a banned book banned? Stop by the Central Library for a night of reading dangerously and discussing a challenged/banned book!
Registration Required.

January: "The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks" by Shauna Robinson

February: "Gender Queer: a Memoir" by Maia Kobabe

March: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

April: "1984" by George Orwell

May: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie




Book: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Book Nook 
Third Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. | January 16 | February 20 | March 20 | April 17 | May 15
Join us monthly for a book discussion with friends old and new. Stop on in to pick up a copy of this month's book. Registration required. Register for each month's session by clicking on the date above.

January: "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kierman 

February: "All Good People Here" by. Ashley Flowers

March: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

April: "Run, Rose, Run" by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

May: :The Maid" by Nita Prose



West River

Book: Personal Librarian The PageTurners | NEW!
Select Dates @ 6:00pm | January 9 | February 13
Join us for popular fiction book club, now in the afternoon! We have books reserved for you at our circulation desk; come in the month before to check it out. Registration required.  

January: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett 

February: "All That's Left Unsaid" by Tracy Lien

March: "We are the Brennans" by Tracy Lang

April: "The Guncle" by Steven Rowley

May: "The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules" by Catharina Ingelman-Sundber


Book: Personal Librarian Non-Fiction Book Club | Too Good To Be True Book Club
3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6:00pm | January 18 | February 15 | March 15 | April 19 | May 17
Pick up a copy of the book and meet for a discussion! Registration Required. 

January: "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" by Robin Wall Kimmerer

February:  "The Book of Delights: Essays" by Ross Gay

March: "We Carry Their Bones : the Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys" by Erin H. Kimmerle

AprilConversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers by Dylan Marron

May: "Why Didn't You Tell Me?: A Memoir" by Carmen Rita Wong

Book: Personal Librarian Mysteries in the Morning
Second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. | March 8 | April 12 | May 10
Introducing a new book club for early birds and mystery lovers. Registration Required. 

March: "The Woman in the Library" by Sulari Gentill

April:  "All Good People Here" by Ashley Flowers

May: "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler



Books on Tap Graphic Novel Readers 
Second Tuesday of the Month at 12:00 p.m. | February 14 | March 14 | April 11 | May 9

Calling all Graphic Novel readers! Newcomers, lifelong Super-Fans, and everyone in between are welcome to settle in each month as we discuss a wide variety of creations from this blossoming format, including modern classics, New York Times best sellers, and indie gems. Registration required.  

                          February: "Jimmy Corrigan is the Smartest Kid in the World" by Chris Ware

                          March: "Black Hole" by Charles Burns

                          April: "Blankets" by Criag Thompson
                          May: "In" by Will McPhail



Books on Tap Books on Tap at the Foundry | 525 Broad St. in Elyria
Third Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. | January 17February 21 | March 21 | April 18 | May 16
Let's get together at The Foundry Kitchen and Bar to about our least and favorite reads. Find us at 525 Broad Street in Elyria.