Book cover for "Out On a Limb" by Hannah Bonam-Young. The cover shows an illustration of two people standing side by side with their arm around one another as they gaze at the water on a beach. The male character has one leg that is a prosthetic leg.

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Patron Saints Brewery, located at 4730 W Bancroft St #8, Toledo, OH 43615. 21 and over only.

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North Woods by Daniel Mason

(W) April 16 | 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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Maame by Jessica George

(W) May 21 | 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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Help Wanted by Adelle Waldman

(Th) August 8 | 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. | Library in the Community

Take some time to join some fellow readers in talking books over coffee at Plate 21, located at 3664 Rugby Drive in Toledo.

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The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez

(Th) September 12 | 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. | Library in the Community

Take some time to join some fellow readers in talking books over coffee at Plate 21, located at 3664 Rugby Drive in Toledo.

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Good Material by Dolly Alderton

(Th) October 10 | 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. | Library in the Community

Take some time to join some fellow readers in talking books over coffee at Plate 21, located at 3664 Rugby Drive in Toledo.

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James by Percival Everett

(Th) November 14 | 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. | Library in the Community

Take some time to join some fellow readers in talking books over coffee at Plate 21, located at 3664 Rugby Drive in Toledo.

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All Fours by Miranda July

(Th) December 12 | 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. | Library in the Community

Take some time to join some fellow readers in talking books over coffee at Plate 21, located at 3664 Rugby Drive in Toledo.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata

(W) December 4 | 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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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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Steinem Sisters Collection Talking Circle

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

What is eco-feminism? How does it affect us in NW Ohio? Locally sustainability advocates will lead a discussion on their journeys to sustainability and what women in Lucas County can do to help.

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

(Sa) September 7 | 1:45 — 3 p.m. | Library in the Community

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection, meeting at the Toledo Museum of Art in the Herrick Lobby (off Art Museum Drive).

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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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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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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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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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How To Love Someone Without Losing Your Mind by Todd Baratz

(W) September 11 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

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

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Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner

(W) October 9 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

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

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You Just Need to Lose Weight by Aubrey Gordon

(W) November 13 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Online Programs

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

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Atomic Habits

(W) December 11 | 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.

Upcoming events

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!

Register