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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.
August • Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
September • Lessons From Lucy by Dave Barry
October • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.  
August • No Meeting
September • Light Over London by Julia Kelly
October • The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
August 6 & 20 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
September 3 & 17 • Hometown Tales by Philip Gulley
October 1 & 15 • Hometown Tales by Philip Gulley

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm  
August 6 • The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
September 3 • The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin
October 1 • 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
August 7 • My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
September 4 • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
October 2 • Ohio: A Novel by Stephen Markley

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
August 14 • The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
September 11 • This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 
October 9 • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
August 8 • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
September 12 • Himself by Jess Kidd
October 10 • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
August • No Meeting
September 9 • The Stonekeeper (Amulet Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi 
October 14 • The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Book 2) 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.
August 12 • No Meeting
September 9The Art of Simple Food by Alice Walters
October 14Delish: Eat like Every Day is the Weekend by Joanna Saltz

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
August 21 • American Duchess by Karen Harper
September 18Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver 
October 16The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
August 28 • The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
September 25The Wife Between Us by Greer Hicks 
October 23Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
August 29 • One Second After by William R. Forstchen
September 26Ruthless Tide by Al Roker 
October 31Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm  
August 29 • All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell
September 26Less by Andrew Sean Greer
October 31Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

New! 39 Clues Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4:30pm  
September 18 • Pick up the first book, The Maze of Bones, learn about the program.
October 16 • The Maze of Bones (39 Clue, No. 1) by Rick Riordan

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    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Johnstown

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

    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!

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    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

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    Comic Book Teens

    3:30 PM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    September 9: The Stonekeeper (Amulet Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi October 14: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi

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    14

    Crafternoons for Kids: Fingerprint Tree

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

    Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your fingerprints, paint and your creativity.

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    14

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    6:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Whether you're a new reader or just need practice, sign up for 10 minutes of read-aloud time with gentle, certified therapy dogs. These reading buddies are always supportive and may just reward your e...