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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.
October • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
November • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
December • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.  
October • The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
November • The Gown by Jennifer Robson
December • The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
October 1 & 15 • Hometown Tales by Philip Gulley
November 5 & 19 • Hometown Tales by Philip Gulley
December 3 & 17 • Hometown Tales by Philip Gulley

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm  
October 1 • 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
November 5 • Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter
December 3 • Strands of Truth by Collen Coble

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
October 2 • Ohio: A Novel by Stephen Markley
November 6 • The Power by Naomi Alderman
December 4 • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
October 9 • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
November 13 • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
December 11 • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
October 10 • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
November 14 • Where Hope Begins by Catherine West
December 12 • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
October 14 • The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi
November 18 • The Cloud Searchers (Amulet Book 3) by Kazu Kibuishi
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.
October 14Delish: Eat like Every Day is the Weekend by Joanna Saltz
November 18 • Pie Squared by Cathy Barrow
December 9 • Cravings by Chrissy Tiegen

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
October 16The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
November 20 • Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
December 18 • Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
October 23Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
November 20 • All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
December 18 • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm  
October 31Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
November 21 • One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
December 19 • A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm  
October 31Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
November 21 • Wide Awake by David Levithan
December 19 • No Book - Holiday Party

New! 39 Clues Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4:30pm  
October 16 • The Maze of Bones (39 Clue, No. 1) by Rick Riordan
November 20 • One False Note (39 Clues, No. 2) by Gordon Korman
December 18 • The Sword Thief (39 Clues, No. 3) by Peter Lerangis

  • Dec
    14

    Saturday Tales - Story Stew with The Caravan

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

    Part rebus story, part Madlib, part Choose Your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-chang...

  • Dec
    16

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    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!

  • Dec
    16

    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!

  • Dec
    16

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Dec
    16

    Sensory Story Time

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark

    Enjoy stories, songs, and sensory play for the whole family. This program is specially planned just for kids who need a more gentle, sensory sensitive story time experience.