Library Book Groups

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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 (held at Earnest Brew Works)
  • Under 200 Club (featuring short books)
  • Feminist Book Group
  • Science Fiction Book Group
  • And so many more!

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Upcoming Book Discussions

Heatherdowns Book Discussion

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Join us for a lively book discussion. The book this month is Beneath a scarlet sky : a novel- Mark T. Sullivan

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Toledo Heights Book Discussion

Tuesday Oct. 23
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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The Great American Read Grand Finale

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Celebrate the power of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels with WGTE Public Media and the Library. Enjoy great discussion, door prizes, and celebrate the big reveal with us!

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Read for the Record

Thursday Oct. 25
All Day

Location: Waterville

Join us October 25th to read "Maybe Something Beautiful" by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, and help us set a world record!

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Oct. 25
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

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

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Lit & Latte

Thursday Oct. 25
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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Community Read Book Discussion

Thursday Oct. 25
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Madd Poets Society

Saturday Oct. 27
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: South

The Madd Poets Society uses poetry as a holistic means of touching others using powerful messages of self-expression that can heal the human spirit. Come find the inner poet in you.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Monday Oct. 29
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Tuesday Oct. 30
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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West Toledo Book Group

Thursday Nov. 1
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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So You Want to Be a Author

Saturday Nov. 3
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Have a book that you want to publish or interested in how to get started as an author? Join published author, Elissa Peterson for a presentation from first steps to publication.

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Writing Your First Novel - Writing Workshop

Tuesday Nov. 6
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: In the Community

Author Leslie Welch will present on writing your first book.

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Waterville Library Book Discussion Group

Tuesday Nov. 6
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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Homeschooling Book Bunch

Wednesday Nov. 7
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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Talking Circle with Steinem Sisters Collective

Wednesday Nov. 7
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

An informal discussion of a provocative topic related to feminism. All voices welcome. This months topic: Women in Sports with the Toledo Troopers.

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Poetry Speaks

Wednesday Nov. 7
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Winter Writing Workshop.

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Waterville Branch Library Bookenders

Thursday Nov. 8
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Pack your lunch for a lively, lunchtime discussion of a specific title or a "book chat" on your recent favorites.

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Point Place Book Group

Thursday Nov. 8
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Book Discussion Group

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Eleanor Kahle Senior Book Club

Thursday Nov. 8
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of the book selection. Copies of each month's selection are available at the branch one month prior to the discussion.

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Oregon Book Discussion

Thursday Nov. 8
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us each month for a lively and enlightening discussion. The November selection is Dead Wake by Eric Larson.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Thursday Nov. 8
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: In the Community

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood at the Black Cloister Brewing Company at 619 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

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Point Place Writer's Group

Saturday Nov. 10
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Point Place

This is a community writing group

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Madd Poets Society

Saturday Nov. 10
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: South

The Madd Poets Society uses poetry as a holistic means of touching others using powerful messages of self-expression that can heal the human spirit. Come find the inner poet in you.

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Eat. Drink. Read.

Saturday Nov. 10
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Bring your friends and a favorite book to share. Enjoy tasty literature and light refreshments as we discuss what's hot on the pages, what's happening in current events and so much more.

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Booked for Murder

Monday Nov. 12
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion. Copies of each month's title are available at Sanger one month prior to the meeting.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Tuesday Nov. 13
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Book Explorers

Wednesday Nov. 14
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for Maumee Branch Library's regular book discussion. The book topics vary but the conversation is always engaging.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Wednesday Nov. 14
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Poetry Speaks

Wednesday Nov. 14
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Winter Writing Workshop.

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Books on Tap

Wednesday Nov. 14
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: In the Community

Join us for this monthly group where we talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one. Meetings take place at Earnest Brew Works at 4342 S Detroit Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614. 21 and over only.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Thursday Nov. 15
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Madd Poets Society

Saturday Nov. 17
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: South

The Madd Poets Society uses poetry as a holistic means of touching others using powerful messages of self-expression that can heal the human spirit. Come find the inner poet in you.

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Heatherdowns Book Discussion 2

Monday Nov. 19
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Join us each month for a lively and enlightening discussion.

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Club 1085, a Book Club copy

Monday Nov. 19
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mott

Club 1085 will meet May through November on the 3rd Monday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Mott Branch Library. We will discuss the latest in fiction and non-fiction titles across all genres.

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Under 200 Club

Monday Nov. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

No theme, no registration – we’ll be reading light/heavy/fiction/non-fiction – anything (Under 200 Pages) goes! 3rd Monday of the Month, 7-8pm

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Community Read Book Discussion

Tuesday Nov. 20
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Community Read Book Discussion

Tuesday Nov. 20
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Join us as we read and discuss this year’s Community Read: Tigerland by Wil Haygood.

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Lit & Latte

Tuesday Nov. 20
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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Radical Readers Lunch Club

Wednesday Nov. 21
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month for lunch and a book club + S.T.E.A.M activity focused on philanthropy and community service. Great for homeschoolers! Please bring your own lunch.

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Write Your Story for Teens

Wednesday Nov. 21
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

The library is holding three classes to teach you all about writing your own story. We will teach you what makes a good story and how to put it together. Grades 5-12.

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Washington Branch Book Discussion

Wednesday Nov. 21
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion.

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Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday Nov. 26
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Each month we’ll choose a theme and you can read any graphic novel (including manga and comic books) that fits the theme. We will meet to discuss the graphic novels that we read. Grades 6-12.

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Write Your Story for Teens

Monday Nov. 26
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

The library is holding three classes to teach you all about writing your own story. We will teach you what makes a good story and how to put it together. Grades 5-12.

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Toledo Heights Book Discussion

Tuesday Nov. 27
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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Write Your Story for Teens

Tuesday Nov. 27
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

The library is holding three classes to teach you all about writing your own story. We will teach you what makes a good story and how to put it together. Grades 5-12.

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Poetry Speaks

Wednesday Nov. 28
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Winter Writing Workshop.

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Write Your Story for Teens

Wednesday Nov. 28
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

The library is holding three classes to teach you all about writing your own story. We will teach you what makes a good story and how to put it together. Grades 5-12.

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