Book Groups & Other 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 Library clubs for kids and teens.

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Upcoming Book Discussions

Poetry Writing Group

Monday Jul. 22
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

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

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Jul. 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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Teaching Cursive

Wednesday Jul. 31
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Learn how to teach your child cursive in this two part series, taught by Penny French! Penny has has over 45 years of teaching experience and still teaches students of all ages

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West Toledo Book Group

Thursday Aug. 1
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.

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True Story Book Club

Saturday Aug. 3
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.

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Baseball Book Club

Monday Aug. 5
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

We'll talk home runs, RBIs and stolen bases whether or not the book hits it out of the park! Call 419.259.5370 for title availability.

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Poetry Writing Group

Monday Aug. 5
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

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

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Feminist Book Discussion

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

Location: Sanger

Want to explore women-centered books and discuss current events surrounding feminism and equality? We'll read a variety of books that explore the many intersections of women's lives. All are welcome.

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Teaching Cursive

Wednesday Aug. 7
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Learn how to teach your child cursive in this two part series, taught by Penny French! Penny has has over 45 years of teaching experience and still teaches students of all ages

Event Details for Teaching Cursive

Waterville Bookenders

Thursday Aug. 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 some recent favorites.

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Eleanor Kahle Book Club

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

Location: West Toledo

A lively discussion that meets the second Thursday of every month. Copies of each month's selection are available at the branch one month prior to the discussion.

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Books on Tap

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

Location: Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one. Meetings take place at the Attic on Adams located at 1701 Adams St, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

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Library Clubs

Clubs for Teens & 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:

  • Anime & Manga Clubs
  • Code It Club
  • KPop Culture Club
  • Ukulele Club

Browse upcoming club meetings below.

Teen Clubs

Downloads & Desserts

Tuesday Jul. 23
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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Code IT Club

Wednesday Jul. 24
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 Jul. 25
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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OTAKU Anime & Manga Club

Thursday Jul. 25
at 3:00 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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What To Do When You Get Stopped by the Police Workshop

Friday Jul. 26
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Do you know what to do if the police stop you? The Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will present helpful information so you can make smart decisions.

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Code IT Club

Wednesday Jul. 31
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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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:

Browse upcoming club meetings below.

Kids Clubs

Kids Club

Monday Aug. 5
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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Kids Club

Wednesday Sep. 11
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Relax and unwind after school 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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Kids Club

Wednesday Sep. 18
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Relax and unwind after school 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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Kids Club

Wednesday Oct. 2
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Relax and unwind after school 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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Kids Club

Wednesday Oct. 9
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Relax and unwind after school 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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Kids Club

Wednesday Oct. 16
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Relax and unwind after school 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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