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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.
December • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
January • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
February • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
December • The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
January • Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
February • Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
December 4 & 18 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
January 8 & 15  • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
February 5 & 19 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm
December 4 • Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
January 8 • Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson
February 5 • A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
December 5 • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
January 2 • The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang
February 6 • The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
December 12 • Death Wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark
January 9 • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Todd
February 13 • The Outside Man by Richard North Patterson

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
December 13 • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
January 10 • Iris and Lily by Angela Scipioni and Julie Scipioni
February 14 • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
December • No Meeting
January 14 • The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table) by Frank Cammuso
February 11 • The Dragon Players (Knights of the Lunch Table) by Frank Cammuso

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.
December 10 • Celebrate the Holiday season with a cookie and candy exchange. Please bring a copy of your recipe.
January 14 • The Soup and Bread Cookbook: more than 100 seasonal pairings for simple, satisfying meals by Beatrice Ojakangas
February 11 • Classic Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals by Rachael Ray

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
December 19 • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
January 16 • The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
February 20 • Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
December 19 • Twelve Drummers Drumming by C. C. Benison
January 23 • Broken English by P L Gaus
February 27 • Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
December 27 • The Dry by Jane Harper
January 31 • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
February 28 • Before the Falls by Noah Hawley

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm
December 20 • No Book - Holiday Party
January 31 • When Women Were Warriors Book 1: The Warrior’s Path by Catherine M. Wilson
February 28 • Stray City by Chelsey Johnson

Magic Tree House Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
December • No Meeting
January 11 • Earthquake in the Early Morning by Mary Pope Osborn
February 8 • Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborn

Teen Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 4pm
December 6 • The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones
January 3 • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
February 7 • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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    Preschool Story Time

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

    Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

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    Family Make and Take

    10:00 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

    Imagine, create and participate! Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

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    24

    Email Basics - Google Gmail

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room

    Learn the basics of email using Google Gmail on both laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices. Explore the ins and outs of creating, reading, replying, forwarding, CC/BCC, attachments, signatur...

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    24

    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

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    Little Tot's Story Time

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Bring your little one for a fun morning of stories, songs and socializing! This story time caters to kids with short attention spans.