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

Books on Tap

Wednesday Mar. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one. Meetings take place at Earnest Brew Works at 4342 S Detroit Ave, Toledo, OH 43614. 21 and over only.

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Washington Branch Book Club

Wednesday Mar. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm for cookies, tea, and a great book discussion. The book club titles have been finalized for 2019. No registration is required.

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Lit & Latte

Thursday Mar. 21
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Looking for group? We are, too! Ask a teen librarian about joining our monthly teen book club called Lit & Latte for a lively discussion about our books in our TBR pile (with lattes!)

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Toledo Heights Book Discussion

Tuesday Mar. 26
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.

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Teen Book Group

Thursday Mar. 28
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

Teens, come meet the last Thursday of the month for our book group.

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OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Thursday Mar. 28
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!

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Poetry Speaks

Monday Apr. 1
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Jim Ferris, our Lucas County poet laureate will be leading the series. Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Spring Writing Workshop.

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OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Tuesday Apr. 2
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

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!

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Waterville Book Discussion Group

Tuesday Apr. 2
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Join us each month for a lively and enlightening book discussion. Copies of each month's selection are available one month prior to the discussion.

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Money and Feminism: Equal Pay Day and Beyond

Wednesday Apr. 3
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Join the Steinem Sisters Collective for this special Talking Circle as we examine the link between money and feminism.

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West Toledo Book Group

Thursday Apr. 4
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Join us the 1st Thursday each month for a lively and enlightening discussion. New members always welcome

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Write Your Story

Saturday Apr. 6
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Our group meets once a month to write, collaborate and discuss our favorite stories. Grades 6-12.

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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

Let's Talk!

Wednesday Mar. 20
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

A welcoming environment for adult learners of English.

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Washington Branch Book Club

Wednesday Mar. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm for cookies, tea, and a great book discussion. The book club titles have been finalized for 2019. No registration is required.

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Pinch of This...A Dash of That...Cookbook Club

Wednesday Mar. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Pick a dish from the celebrity chef Bobby Flay. Bring it with a serving utensil to the meeting.

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Coupon Club

Friday Mar. 22
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Locke

Take some coupons, leave some coupons!

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Learn to Cook Hungarian Style!

Tuesday Mar. 26
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.

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Luther Hills Book Club

Wednesday Apr. 3
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mobile Services

2472 Luther Hills Circle Oregon, Ohio 43616

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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

Teen Code IT Club

Thursday Mar. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

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

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Ukulele Club

Thursday Mar. 21
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.

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Code IT Club

Thursday Mar. 21
at 4:15 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.

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Lit & Latte

Thursday Mar. 21
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Looking for group? We are, too! Ask a teen librarian about joining our monthly teen book club called Lit & Latte for a lively discussion about our books in our TBR pile (with lattes!)

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Code IT Club

Monday Mar. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

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.

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Downloads & Desserts

Tuesday Mar. 26
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!

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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 Mar. 25
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 Apr. 1
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

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

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Homeschooling Book Bunch

Wednesday Apr. 3
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

A book club for homeschoolers ages 8-12. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Waterville Branch Library.

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Chess Club

Monday Apr. 8
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 Apr. 15
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

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

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Kids Club

Thursday Apr. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

After a hectic school day, come and unwind at Kids Club. A fun hour of silly games, awesome activities and fun challenges awaits kids ages 5-10 at the library! Something new to try and do each month.

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