Book Groups and Clubs

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Join a Book group

Join us for lively and enlightening book discussions hosted by 15 of our Library locations. New members are always welcome and it's free to join! Copies of books will be available at the corresponding Library location one month prior to each discussion. We offer a variety of themed book groups as well, including:

  • Books on Tap (three groups to choose from)
  • Under 200 Club (featuring short books)
  • Feminist Book Group
  • Science Fiction Book Group
  • And so many more!

Don't forget to check out our list of Library clubs for all ages below.

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Upcoming Book Discussions

Club 1085, Mott's Book Club

Monday May. 27
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

The book selection is High Season by Judy Blundell

Event Details for Club 1085, Mott's Book Club

Toledo Heights Book Discussion

Tuesday May. 28
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Join us each month for a lively and enlightening discussion. Copies of each month's selection are available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome.

Event Details for Toledo Heights Book Discussion

OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Thursday May. 30
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Do you know what sugoi, yatta, or kawaii mean? If so, you might just be an OTAKU! Ikuzo anime club and binge watch anime, talk manga, and eat delicious snacks with us!

Event Details for OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

True Story Book Club

Saturday Jun. 1
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

True Story is a book club that meets the first Saturday of the month to discuss nonfiction of all sorts. New members are always welcome.

Event Details for True Story Book Club

Kids' Reading Getaway Club

Tuesday Jun. 4
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Travel to another world and you never have to leave the library! Sit back and relax as you drift away on many adventures this summer.

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Speed Read a Book and Chat

Tuesday Jun. 4
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

No time for a monthly book club? Bring 4 titles you enjoyed to share, we'll talk about your favorites and show you how to speed read a book in just a few minutes to find more you just can't put down!

Event Details for Speed Read a Book and Chat

Waterville Book Discussion

Tuesday Jun. 4
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

A lively and enlightening book discussion. Copies of each month's selection are available one month prior to the discussion.

Event Details for Waterville Book Discussion

Kids Writing Workshop

Wednesday Jun. 5
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

On the first Wednesday of each month, we will spend an hour developing and producing your own playful, imaginative creative writing. A great way to develop more of your literacy skills this summer.

Event Details for Kids Writing Workshop

West Toledo Book Group

Thursday Jun. 6
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

A lively and enlightening discussion that meets the first Thursday of every month. New members always welcome. Copies of each month's selection are available one month prior to the discussion.

Event Details for West Toledo Book Group

Point Place Writer's Group

Saturday Jun. 8
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Point Place

Meet with other writers for ideas an encouragement. It doesn't matter if you're an old hand or just getting started. Feel free to bring copies of a short writing sample to share. 

Event Details for Point Place Writer's Group

Write Your Story

Saturday Jun. 8
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Our group meets once a month to write, collaborate and discuss our favorite stories.

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Poetry Writing Group

Monday Jun. 10
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Meet by-weekly to work with your fellow poets to craft your best poems!

Event Details for Poetry Writing Group

Library Clubs

Clubs for Adults

In addition to our book groups, we also offer a variety of clubs for adults, including:

  • Cookbook Club
  • Coupon Club
  • ESOL Club
  • Euchre Club
  • Grandparent Club

Browse upcoming club meetings below.

Adult Clubs

Club 1085, Mott's Book Club

Monday May. 27
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

The book selection is High Season by Judy Blundell

Event Details for Club 1085, Mott's Book Club

Learn to Cook Hungarian Style!

Tuesday May. 28
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Library in the Community

We'll make (and eat) a delicious Hungarian dish. Presented in partnership with the Hungarian Club of Toledo. Meet at the Hungarian Club, 224 Paine Avenue.

Event Details for Learn to Cook Hungarian Style!

Let's Talk!

Wednesday May. 29
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

A welcoming environment for adult learners of English.

Event Details for Let's Talk!

True Story Book Club

Saturday Jun. 1
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

True Story is a book club that meets the first Saturday of the month to discuss nonfiction of all sorts. New members are always welcome.

Event Details for True Story Book Club

Speed Read a Book and Chat

Tuesday Jun. 4
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

No time for a monthly book club? Bring 4 titles you enjoyed to share, we'll talk about your favorites and show you how to speed read a book in just a few minutes to find more you just can't put down!

Event Details for Speed Read a Book and Chat

New Age Social Club

Tuesday Jun. 4
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Are you obsessed with astrology? Love tarot? Want to learn more about crystals? This is the social club for you! Discuss and learn more about all things esoteric.

Event Details for New Age Social Club

Clubs for Teens and Tweens

Do you have a teen/tween who is interested in meeting new friends and picking up a fun hobby? Joining one of our clubs is a great way to start:

  • Art Club
  • Anime Clubs
  • Code It Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Ukulele Club

Browse upcoming club meetings below.

Teen Clubs

Downloads & Desserts

Tuesday May. 28
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Watch any good movies lately? Play any games you love? Want to talk about your favorite songs while making desserts? Downloads & Desserts is a program that does just that!

Event Details for Downloads & Desserts

OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Thursday May. 30
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Do you know what sugoi, yatta, or kawaii mean? If so, you might just be an OTAKU! Ikuzo anime club and binge watch anime, talk manga, and eat delicious snacks with us!

Event Details for OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Code IT Club

Wednesday Jun. 5
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Have you ever wanted to create a video game, program a robot or make a website? Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. Grades 4-9.

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Code IT Club

Thursday Jun. 6
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Have you ever wanted to create a video game, program a robot or make a website? Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. Grades 4-9.

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Code IT Club

Thursday Jun. 6
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Have you ever wanted to create a video game, program a robot or make a website? Come to the library, make some friends, learn more about coding and show others your skills. Grades 4-9.

Event Details for Code IT Club

Ukulele Club

Thursday Jun. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Have you ever wanted to play a ukulele? This club is for you. Bring your own instrument or use ours. Learn as you go, no experience necessary. Enjoy playing together and learning new songs.

Event Details for Ukulele Club

Clubs for Kids

Our clubs for kids offer them a great outlet for releasing energy, meeting new friends and learning new skills. Our kids clubs include:

  • Chess Club
  • Homeschool Club
  • LEGO Club

Browse upcoming club meetings below.

Kids Clubs

Chess Club

Monday May. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Weekly chess club for children of all ages and skill levels.

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Chess Club

Monday Jun. 3
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

Weekly chess club for children of all ages and skill levels.

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Chess Club

Monday Jun. 10
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

Weekly chess club for children of all ages and skill levels.

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Kids Club

Monday Jun. 10
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Get out of the heat and unwind at Kids Club. A fun hour of silly games, awesome activities and fun challenges awaits you! Something new to try and do each month.

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Chess Club

Monday Jun. 17
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

Weekly chess club for children of all ages and skill levels.

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Kids Club

Monday Jun. 24
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Get out of the heat and unwind at Kids Club. A fun hour of silly games, awesome activities and fun challenges awaits you! Something new to try and do each month.

Event Details for Kids Club