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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.
September • The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
October • I’ve Been Thinking ... Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
September • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
October • The Sparrow Sisters: A Novel by Ellen Herrick

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
September 4 & 18 • The War of the Worlds (Great Illustrated Classics) by H. G. Wells
October 2 & 16 • The War of the Worlds (Great Illustrated Classics) by H. G. Wells

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm
September 4 • Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
October 2 • Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
September 5 • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
October 3 • Orphan Number Eight by Kim Van Alkemade

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
September 12 • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
October 10 • Footprints in the Sand by Mary Jane Clark

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
September 13 • Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell
October 11 • The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
September 10 • Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) by Jorge Aguirre
October 15 • Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) by Jorge Aguirre

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.
September 10 • Fork Over Knives by Del Sroufe
October 15 • Fix-it and forget-it Lazy and slow cookbook: 365 days of slow cooker recipes by Hope Comerford

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
September 19 • The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd
October 17 • Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
September 26 • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
October 24 • The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
September 27 • One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson
October 25 • Origin by Dan Brown

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm
September 27 • Simon Vs the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
October 18 • Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman

NEW! Magic Tree House Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
September 7 • Magic Tree House: #6 Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
October 5 • Magic Tree House: #11 Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne

Teen Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 4pm
September 6 • The Initiation by Chris Brown
October 4 • To Be Determined

  • Sep
    20

    Preschool Story Time

    10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a fun and interactive story time! Read engaging books, sing songs and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

  • Sep
    20

    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Little Tots

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area

    Babies and Family are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun.

  • Sep
    20

    Crafternoons

    4:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Do you like to craft? Join us for our first Crafternoon where we will create mixed media owls on canvas.

  • Sep
    20

    Teen Ukulele Club

    4:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Take on classic songs with the easy to use ukulele. All skill levels welcome.