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FIND YOUR PERFECT BOOK CLUB!

If reading matters to you, the Library’s book clubs give you the perfect opportunity to discover new books and authors. Then have fun discussing all you have discovered with fellow book lovers. Join any club or clubs that look fun to you – we can’t wait to meet you!

BIG IDEA Book Club

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

(Tu) April 23 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

Biting the Hand: Growing Up Asian in Black and White America

(Tu) May 28 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

(Tu) June 25 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

(Tu) July 23 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry

(Tu) August 27 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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Books on Tap

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

(W) April 17 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Patron Saints Brewery, located at 4730 W Bancroft St #8, Toledo, OH 43615. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

(W) May 15 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Patron Saints Brewery, located at 4730 W Bancroft St #8, Toledo, OH 43615. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

(W) June 12 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Maumee Bay Brewing Company, located at 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

Banyan Moon by Thao Thai

(W) July 17 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Maumee Bay Brewing Company, located at 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby

(W) August 21 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Maumee Bay Brewing Company, located at 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

(W) September 18 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Inside the Five Brewing - The Fieldhouse, located at 1040 N Westwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43607. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand

(W) October 16 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Inside the Five Brewing - The Fieldhouse, located at 1040 N Westwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43607. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

(W) November 20 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Inside the Five Brewing - The Fieldhouse, located at 1040 N Westwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43607. 21 and over only.

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Books on Tap

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

(W) December 18 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

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

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Books on Tap

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

(W) January 15 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

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

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Books on Tap x Art Tatum African American Resource Center

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

(W) February 19 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

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

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Books on Tap x Steinem Sisters Collection

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

(W) March 19 | 7:30 — 8:30 p.m. | Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one at Great Black Swamp Brewing Co., located at 2250 Tedrow Rd, Toledo, OH 43614. 21 and over only.

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Online Comic Book Group

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

(Th) April 18 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:The Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman

(Th) May 16 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates

(Th) June 20 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison

(Th) July 18 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles by W. Maxwell Prince

(Th) August 15 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Wolverine (1982) by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller

(Th) September 19 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale

(Th) October 17 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Online Comic Book Group

Monica by Daniel Clowes

(Th) November 21 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Do you love comics and graphic novels (or looking to get into them)? Join us as we discuss some of the most thought-provoking and artistically striking comics from across a variety of genres.

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Local History Book Club

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

(W) June 5 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Main Library

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

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Local History Book Club

The Underground River by Martha Conway

(W) August 7 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Main Library

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

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Local History Book Club

The Foundling by Ann Leary

(W) October 2 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Main Library

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

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Local History Book Club

A Bar in Toledo by Dominic Vaiana

(W) December 4 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Main Library

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

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Online Romance Book Club

Forget Me Not featuring Author Julie Soto

(W) April 24 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Online Romance Book Club

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

(W) May 22 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Online Romance Book Club

How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

(W) June 26 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Online Romance Book Club

How to Marry a Marble Marquis with Author C.M. Nascosta

(W) July 24 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Online Romance Book Club

Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly

(W) August 28 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Online Romance Book Club

My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine

(W) September 25 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Club! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

(M) May 6 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Remembrance by Rita Woods

(M) June 3 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Reproductive Justice with Solace Health & Wellness

Steinem Sisters Collection Talking Circle

(Th) June 20 | 6:30 — 8 p.m. | Maumee

Solace Health & Wellness owner, Erin Martin, will join us for a discussion on reproductive justice: what it means, where we are today, and what we can do in the future.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness, Sarah Ramey

(M) July 1 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Regan Barnhill

(M) August 5 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Women in Politics

Steinem Sisters Collection Talking Circle

(Tu) August 20 | 6 — 7:30 p.m. | Sylvania

Local elected officials will lead a discussion on their journeys to public office and what issues they see ahead for women in Lucas County.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

(M) October 7 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

(M) November 4 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Revival Season by Monica West

(M) December 2 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Online Wellness Book Group

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

(W) May 8 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Join us for a virtual book discussion devoted to self-discovery and fulfillment.

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Online Wellness Book Group

The Good Enough Job by Simone Stolzoff

(W) June 12 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Join us for a virtual book discussion devoted to self-discovery and fulfillment.

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Online Wellness Book Group

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker

(W) July 10 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Join us for a virtual book discussion devoted to self-discovery and fulfillment.

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Online Wellness Book Group

I Did a New Thing by Tabitha Brown

(W) August 14 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

Join us for a virtual book discussion devoted to self-discovery and fulfillment.

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Good conversation, friendly faces, and great books—that’s what book club is all about. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

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