Book Discussions

Upcoming Book Discussions

    Event For teens
  • Graphically Speaking!

    Memorial Nottingham
    Wednesday, June 26 | 1 pm

    Engage in a fun and lively discussion about your favorite graphic novels and hear about titles you'll want to add to your reading list. 

  • Event For adults
  • Get Cozy with Christie

    Eastman
    Thursday, June 27 | 4 pm

    Book club members will discuss one previously chosen Agatha Christie novel on the last Thursday of each month.  

  • Event For adults
  • Trailblazers: Outdoor Book Club

    Memorial Nottingham
    Saturday, June 29 | 1 pm

    Invigorate both your body and mind – come soak in the sun as we discuss a monthly book while enjoying the outside!

  • Event For seniors
  • Russian Book Club

    Memorial Nottingham
    Saturday, June 29 | 3 pm

    Discussion of Glavnaia Ulitsa by Sinclair Lewis. In Russian.

  • Event For adults
  • Book Club for Adults

    Harvard-Lee
    Wednesday, July 03 | 4 pm

    Let’s gather on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss what we’re reading: books, poems, how-to tips, and more. Join the conversation to share your favorite reads and help the group decide together what to read next.

  • Let’s Just Talk About Books!

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Saturday, July 06 | 12 pm

    Join a stress-free summer book club. Talk about your favorite (or least favorite) book, poem, short story, or genre. Share what you're reading and what you want to read. Or, just enjoy being in the company of other book lovers and add to your reading list.  Talk about books you can’t stand; check out a book!  The choice is yours. 

  • Event For adults
  • Book Discussion: The Body by Stephen King

    Rice
    Monday, July 08 | 4:30 pm

    Join our summer book discussion of The Body by Stephen King. During the first two sessions we'll discuss the book, then watch the film adaptation, Stand by Me in the third session..

  • Event For adults
  • Tremont Think and Drink Book Club

    Jefferson
    Monday, July 08 | 7 pm

    Join us for an engaging book discussion while enjoying your favorite beverage at Lincoln Park Pub, 2609 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.  We will discuss the following great reads:

    June 10, 2024: Did ye hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir by Seamus O’Reilly 

    July 8, 2024: Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs: A Journey Through the Deep State by Kerry Howley 

    August 12, 2024: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach  

  • Event For adults
  • Spill the tea- Adult Group Discussion

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, July 09 | 4:45 pm

    Share insider knowledge or tips/tricks around the topic of the month:  June:: family reunions & grilling; July: summer safety; August: back to school preparations 

  • Event For adults
  • OLBPD Adult Book Discussion

    OLBPD
    Thursday, July 11 | 1 pm

    Book Share

    Please call OLBPD at 1-800-362-1262 for information on participating in the discussion.

  • Get Graphic! Comics Discussion

    Off-Site Location (Read Description)
    Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 pm

    During the summer, the Ohio Center for the Book is hosting Get Graphic! discussions on biography and autobiography as told through comics. We're calling it BioGraphy! Our July selection is the first volume of the March trilogy, the inspirational story of the formative years of the late US Representative John Lewis. For full details, check out the Ohio Center for the Book website. Discussions are held at Bookhouse Brewing at 1526 W 25th Street in Cleveland. (Google Maps)

  • Event For all ages
  • Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go Presents: Visual Book Tour

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 458 – Artlab
    Saturday, July 13 | 2:30 pm

    Cleveland Museum of Art's Studio Go presents a workshop to connect literature with visual arts. Staff will share handpicked poems from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, followed by engaging art activities inrpired by the poems.

  • Event For adults
  • Cookbook Club

    Jefferson
    Tuesday, July 16 | 5 pm

    Calling all foodies: come dish about your favorite recipes, cooking techniques, and cookbooks, then browse our collection for more of the latest and greatest cookbooks.

  • Novels in Translation: The Movement by Petra Hůlová

    Offsite
    Thursday, July 18 | 6 pm

    Join the Ohio Center for the Book at Clevo Books, a downtown Cleveland bookstore specializing in translated works of literature, for a discussion on Petra Hůlová's The Movement (translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker). 

    From the publisher

    "The Movement’s founding ideology emphasizes that women should be valued for their inner qualities, and not for their physical attributes. Men have been forbidden to be attracted to women on the basis of their bodies. While some continue unreformed, many submit—or are sent by wives and daughters—to the Institute for internment and reeducation. Our narrator, an unapologetic guard at one of these reeducation facilities, describes how the Movement started, her own personal journey, and what happens when a program fails. She is convinced the Movement is nearing its final victory—a time when everybody will fall in line with its ideals. Outspoken, ambiguous, and terrifying, this socio-critical satire of our sexual norms sets the reader firmly outside of their comfort zone."

  • Event For adults
  • Get Cozy with Christie

    Eastman
    Thursday, July 25 | 4 pm

    Book club members will discuss one previously chosen Agatha Christie novel on the last Thursday of each month.  

  • Event For adults
  • Trailblazers: Outdoor Book Club

    Memorial Nottingham
    Saturday, July 27 | 1 pm

    Invigorate both your body and mind – come soak in the sun as we discuss a monthly book while enjoying the outside!

  • Get Graphic! Comics Discussion

    Offsite
    Thursday, August 01 | 6:30 pm

    During the summer, the Ohio Center for the Book is hosting Get Graphic! discussions on biography and autobiography as told through comics. We're calling it BioGraphy! Our August selection is Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. In Persepolis, Satrapi tells the story of her childhood and early adult years living in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution. For full details, check out the Ohio Center for the Book website. Discussions are held at Bookhouse Brewing at 1526 W 25th Street in Cleveland. (Google Maps)

  • Let’s Just Talk About Books!

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Saturday, August 03 | 12 pm

    Join a stress-free summer book club. Talk about your favorite (or least favorite) book, poem, short story, or genre. Share what you're reading and what you want to read. Or, just enjoy being in the company of other book lovers and add to your reading list.  Talk about books you can’t stand; check out a book!  The choice is yours. 

  • Event For adults
  • Book Discussion: The Body by Stephen King

    Rice
    Monday, August 05 | 4:30 pm

    Join our summer book discussion of The Body by Stephen King. During the first two sessions we'll discuss the book, then watch the film adaptation, Stand by Me in the third session..

  • Event For adults
  • Spill the tea- Adult Group Discussion

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, August 06 | 4:45 pm

    Share insider knowledge or tips/tricks around the topic of the month:  June:: family reunions & grilling; July: summer safety; August: back to school preparations