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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.  
January • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
February • The Confession Club: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg

Teen Featured Book Club | Buckeye Lake
No meetings required.
January • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
February • The Expedition by Chris Babu

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required.
January • The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout
February • You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
January 7 & 21 • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Retold by Alvin Schwartz
February 4 & 18 • The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 1pm  
January 7 • Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac
February 4 • Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
January 8 • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
February 5 • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
January 8 • Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi
February 12 • 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
January 9 • The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
February 6 • Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
January 13 • The Last Council (Amulet Book 4) by Kazu Kibuishi
February 20 • Prince of the Elves (Amulet Book 5) by Kazu Kibuishi.

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.
January 13 • Comfort Food Makeovers by America's Test Kitchen
February 10 • Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma's Table by Rick Bragg

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
January 15 • The Gown by Jennifer Robson
February 19 • Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
January 22 • The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey
February 26 • The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepoinka

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm  
January 30 • The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
February 27 • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm  
January 30 • Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
February 27 • Real Queer America: LGBTQ Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

  • Jan
    22

    Get to Know Your Apple Device

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    Get to Know the basics of your Apple devices as well as how to navigate the App Store and download apps for your device. Participants should bring their own device to the class as well as their passwo...

  • Jan
    22

    Family Story Time - Hebron

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Jan
    22

    Preschool Craft Time

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Join us for a morning of crafts, friendship and fun!

  • Jan
    22

    Girls Who Code

    5:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The fun Girls Who Code curriculum is used to teach ALL school-aged kids the basics of coding. Play with Spheros and be introduced to different languages like Scratch and Python in this monthly program...

  • Jan
    22

    Booked to Death

    6:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room

    January 22: The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey February 26: The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepoinka