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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.
November • All Time Best Holiday Entertaining by America’s Test Kitchen
December • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
November • Our House by Louise Candlish
December • The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
November 6 & 20 • The War of the Worlds (Great Illustrated Classics) by H. G. Wells
December 4 & 18 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm
November 6 • River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart
December 4 • Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
November 7 • Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
December 5 • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
November 14 • Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock
December 12 • Death Wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
November 8 • Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell
December 13 • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
November 12 • Monsters Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) by Jorge Aguirre
December • 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.
November 12 • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
December 10 • Celebrate the Holiday season with a cookie and candy exchange. Please bring a copy of your recipe.

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
November 28 • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
December 19 • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

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
November 29 • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
December 27 • The Dry by Jane Harper

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm
November 29 • The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette
December 20 • No Book - Holiday Party

Magic Tree House Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
November 2 • Magic Tree House: #26 Good Morning, Gorilla by Mary Pope Osborne
December • No Meeting

Teen Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 4pm
November 1 • Lies I Told by Michelle Zink
December 6 • The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones

Teen Graphic Novel Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
November 20 • Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
December 18 • Ms. Marvel Volume 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

  • Nov
    21

    Toddler Art

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

    Get ready for messy, creative fun in this art class designed for toddlers. Introduce your toddler to new media—washable paints, watercolors, glue, glitter, markers and pencils. Encourage exploration...

  • Nov
    24

    Saturday Tales

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun, family story time every Saturday!

  • Nov
    26

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Nov
    26

    Baby & Toddler Sign Language

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Babies and toddlers who learn basic signs before they can talk have fewer tantrums and tend to learn spoken language earlier. In this fun and interactive class, we'll sing songs and learn some America...

  • Nov
    26

    Fun Family Movie

    2:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    It's Thanksgiving break! Get cozy at the library with popcorn, chocolate and a fun family movie!