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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.
June • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
July • The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry
August • Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.  
June • The Red Address Book by Sophia Lundberg
July • No Meeting
August • No Meeting

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
June 4 & 18 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
July 2 & 16 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
August 6 & 20 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm  
June 4 • Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano
July 9 • The Memory House by Rachel Hauck
August 6 • The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
June 5 • The Dinner by Herman Koch
July 10 • The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
August 7 • My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
June 12 • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
July 10 • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
August 14 • The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
June 13 • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
July 11 • Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
August 8 • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
June • No Meeting
July • No Meeting
August • 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.
June 6 • Join us for an “Out of the World” dinner party. Bring your own out of this world recipe and dish to share.
July 8 • How to Grill Everything by Mark Bittman - Join us for a Cosmic Cookout during recipe discussion.
August 12 • No Meeting

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
June 19 • The Black Ascot by Charles Todd
July 17 • Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
August 21 • American Duchess by Karen Harper

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
June 26 • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
July 24 • After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman
August 28 • The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
June 27 • Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
July 25 • Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
August 29 • One Second After by William R. Forstchen

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm  
June 27 • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
July 25 • Hamilton’s Battalion by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole and Rose Lerner
August 29 • All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell

  • Jul
    15

    A Universe of Stories - Tail Waggin' Tutors

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Whether you're a new reader or just want practice, sign up for 15 minutes of read-aloud time with gentle, certified therapy dogs. Tryggur and Poppy are great reading buddies and supportive listeners! ...

  • Jul
    15

    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!

  • Jul
    15

    A Universe of Stories - Family Space Sessions: I Spy Space Table

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Drop in every week for a new adventure through space. <p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> Theme: I Spy Space Table

  • Jul
    15

    FREE "picnic style" lunches this summer!

    12:00 PM @ Downtown Newark

    Anyone 18 and under can stop by the Downtown Newark Library from 12 - 1pm, Monday - Friday, for a healthy meal from June 3 through August 21. No questions asked.

  • Jul
    16

    A Universe of Stories - Family Space Sessions: I Spy Space Table

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Drop in every week for a new adventure through space. <p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> Theme: I Spy Space Table