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 | NEW!
Last Wednesday of the month @ 6p.m. | August 31 | September 28 | October 26
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.

August: The Blues Eye by Toni Morrison 

September: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

October: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton



Book: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Book Nook 
Third Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. | September 19 | October 17 | November 21 | December 19
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.

September: The All-Girl Filling Stations Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

October: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

November: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

December: Book Exchange


West River

Book: Personal Librarian The PageTurners | NEW!
Select Dates @ 6:00pm | September 12 | October 3 | November 14 | December 12
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.  

September: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October: The Last Thing He Told me by Laura Dave

November: Three Sisters by Heather Morris

December: The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews

Book: Personal Librarian Non-Fiction Book Club | NEW!
2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6:00pm | September 14 | October 12 | November 9 | December 14
Pick up a copy of the book and meet for a discussion! Registration Required. 

September: Happy Go Lucky by David Sedaris

October: My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams

November: Hello, Molly! by Molly Shannon

December: I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein



Books on Tap Graphic Novel Readers 
Third Tuesday of the Month at 3:00 p.m. | September 20

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.  

                          September: Watchmen



Book: A Walk in the Woods Books & Bikes | Starting Point: High Meadows Picnic Area of Black River Reservation
Second Saturday of the Month at 9:30 a.m. | September 10 | October 8

Bring your bike because this monthly discussion group will start off with a 5-mile ride from the High Meadows Picnic Are of the Black River Reservation ls (1750 Ford Rd. in Elyria) to the Day's Dam picnic area of the Black River Reservation. Once there, we will discuss and finish off the program with a ride back to where we started! Discussion books can be picked up at the West River Branch Library. Helmets required. Registration Required. 

September: The 6th Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

October: Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

Books on Tap Books on Tap at the Foundry | 525 Broad St. in Elyria
Third Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. | September 20 | October 18 | November 15
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.