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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.
February • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
March • If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
April • Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber

Bookworm Book Club | Utica (Hervey Memorial)
No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.
February • Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
March • I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos
April • Once a Midwife by Patricia Harman

Next Chapter Book Club | Downtown Newark | 12:30pm 
Adults with developmental disabilities
February 5 & 19 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
March 5 & 19 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
April 2 & 16 • The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Inspirational Fiction Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 6pm
February 5 • A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette
March 5 • Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
April 2 • On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter

Fiction Discussion Group | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
February 6 • The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash
March 6 • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April 3 • To My Best Girl by Steve Magnusen

Miller Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
February 13 • The Outside Man by Richard North Patterson
March 13 • Capital Dames by Cokie Robert
April 10 • Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

Babcock Book Club | Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | 6:30pm
February 14 • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
March 14 • The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
April 11 • True Grit by Charles Portis

Comic Book Teens | Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Teens | 3:30pm
February 11 • The Dragon Players (Knights of the Lunch Table) by Frank Cammuso
March 11 • Knights of the Lunch Table (The Battling Bands) by Frank Cammuso
April 8 • Hilo Book 5: The Everything Went Wrong by Judd Winick

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.
February 11 • Classic Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals by Rachael Ray
March 11 • Mr. Food's Quick and Easy Side Dishes by Art Ginsburg
April 8 • The Church Supper Cookbook: A special collection of over 375 potluck recipes from families and churches across the country

Brit Lit Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 5:30pm
February 20 • Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
March 20 • The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes
April 17 • A Restless Evil by Ann Granger

Booked to Death | Downtown Newark | 6:30pm
February 27 • Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
March 27 • The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
April 24 • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Bookmark Book Club | Hebron | 2pm
February 28 • Before the Falls by Noah Hawley
March 28 • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
April 25 • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

LGBTQ Book Group | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | 6:30pm
February 28 • Stray City by Chelsey Johnson
March 28 • Outlaw Marriages by Rodger Streitmatter
April 25 • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Magic Tree House Book Club | Downtown Newark | 4pm
February 8 • Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborn
March 8 • Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborn
April 5 • Stage Fright on a Summer Night by Mary Pope Osborn

Teen Book Club | Buckeye Lake | 4pm
February 7 • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

  • Mar
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    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!

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    FREE Tax Preparation

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program uses IRS-certified volunteers to prepare and e-file federal, state and school district tax returns for income-eligible citizens, at no cost to them. ...

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    Bookmobile Stops

    3:30 PM @ Bookmobile

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    Parent Table Talk Series: Communication Stategies for Parents of Teens

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

    LCL is thrilled to partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital to bring one of their PREP workshops on helping parents of teens better communicate. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)...

  • Mar
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    AARP Tax Assistance - Johnstown

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

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