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

Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday Dec. 17
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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Community Read Book Discussion

Monday Dec. 17
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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

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Under 200 Club

Monday Dec. 17
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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Birmingham Book Group

Tuesday Dec. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion of a book. Copies of the book will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members always welcome.

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Toledo Heights Book Discussion

Tuesday Dec. 18
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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Lit & Latte

Tuesday Dec. 18
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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Poetry Speaks

Wednesday Dec. 19
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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Washington Book Club

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm for cookies, tea, and a great book discussion every third Wednesday of the month. The book club titles have been finalized for 2018. No registration is required.

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Books on Tap

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Library 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 Ave, Toledo, OH 43614. 21 and over only.

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Washington Branch Book Discussion

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion.

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Dec. 20
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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Madd Poets Society

Saturday Dec. 22
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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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

English Conversation Club

Monday Dec. 17
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join us in a welcoming and respectful environment for adult learners of English to practice their English conversation skills.

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Under 200 Club

Monday Dec. 17
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

Event Details for Under 200 Club

Birmingham Book Group

Tuesday Dec. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion of a book. Copies of the book will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members always welcome.

Event Details for Birmingham Book Group

Washington Book Club

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm for cookies, tea, and a great book discussion every third Wednesday of the month. The book club titles have been finalized for 2018. No registration is required.

Event Details for Washington Book Club

Books on Tap

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Library 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 Ave, Toledo, OH 43614. 21 and over only.

Event Details for Books on Tap

Washington Branch Book Discussion

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion.

Event Details for Washington Branch Book Discussion

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

Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday Dec. 17
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.

Event Details for Graphic Novel Book Club

Lit & Latte

Tuesday Dec. 18
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!)

Event Details for Lit & Latte

Code IT Club

Thursday Dec. 20
at 4:00 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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Code IT Club

Thursday Jan. 3
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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Code IT Club

Tuesday Jan. 8
at 4:00 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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OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Tuesday Jan. 8
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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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 Dec. 17
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

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

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LEGO Club

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for LEGO building fun. We'll provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! For school aged kids 6-14.

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Chess Club

Monday Dec. 24
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 Jan. 2
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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Kids Club

Monday Jan. 7
at 4:00 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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Chess Club

Monday Jan. 7
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

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

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