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Join a Book Club

You know that feeling when you finish a book and just have to talk about it with someone? Join a Licking County Library book club. You'll have a guaranteed chunk of time every couple weeks to hang with literary folks and geek out over good books. Just pick up this month's title and show up!


Library Ladies Book Club | Buckeye Lake
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
April • Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
May • Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum
June • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
April • Once a Midwife by Patricia Harman
May • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
June • The Red Address Book by Sophia Lundberg

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
April 2 & 16 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
May 7 & 21 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
June 4 & 18 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm
April 2 • On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter
May 7 • We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
June 4 • Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
April 3 • To My Best Girl by Steve Magnusen
May 1 • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
June 5 • The Dinner by Herman Koch

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
April 10 • Kill List by Frederick Forsyth
May 8 • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
June 12 • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
April 11 • True Grit by Charles Portis
May 9 • The Round House by Louise Erdric
June 13 • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
April 8 • Hilo Book 5: The Everything Went Wrong by Judd Winick
May 13 • Fallen Empires (Cleopatra in Space #5) by Mike Maihack 
June • No Meeting

Ravenous Readers | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
Participants are encouraged to select and prepare a recipe, then bring it to share with the group on meeting night.
April 8 • The Church Supper Cookbook: A special collection of over 375 potluck recipes from families and churches across the country
May 13 • Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
by Joanna Gaines
June 6 • Join us for an “Out of the World” dinner party. Bring your own out of this world recipe and dish to share.

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
April 17 • A Restless Evil by Ann Granger
May 15 • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
June 19 • The Black Ascot by Charles Todd

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
April 24 • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
May 22 • The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
June 26 • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
April 25 • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
May 30 • Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
June 27 • Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm
April 25 • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
May 30 • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
June 27 • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Magic Tree House Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
April 5 • Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborn

  • May
    20

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • May
    20

    Homeschool STEAM Building

    1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The Homeschool Series is designed to cover STEAM subjects for children in grades K-5. Have fun in this sometimes messy, but always fun, program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math...

  • May
    21

    All About Bugs!

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Let's read about bugs and then explore our outdoor garden to see what insects live among the plants and soil.

  • May
    21

    Next Chapter Book Club

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

    April: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonMay: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London June: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

  • May
    21

    Coding Part II: Logic and Structure Common to all Coding Languages

    4:30 PM @ Community Outreach Program

    A continuation of basic coding principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. No coding experience required. Please register with Ohio Means Jobs.Will be held a...