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Genoa Morning

Genoa Library

Morning Discussion

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Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook 
Questions? Call Hubi at (419) 855-3380 ext 201.

September 21st, 2023  At 9:30am
Thackrey room

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of A Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life.

Genoa Library

Genoa Evening

Evening Discussion

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Meg at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.

october 17th, 2023  At 6:00pm (new time!)
thackrey room

She has almost everything. The rest she’ll take.

Single White Female meets The Perfect Nanny in this taut, psychological suspense novel about a perfect couple and their seemingly perfect roommate—that is until she threatens to destroy everything they’ve worked so hard to create.

Marisa and Jake are a perfect couple, and Kate, their new lodger, is the perfect roommate--and not just because her rent payments will give them the income they need to start trying for a baby. Except no one is perfect. Sure, Kate doesn’t seem to care much about personal boundaries and can occasionally seem overly familiar with Jake, but Marisa doesn’t let it concern her. Kate will soon be gone, and it will just be her, Jake, and their future baby.

Conceiving a baby is easier said than done, though, and Jake and Marisa’s perfect relationship is put to the test through months of fertility treatments and false starts. To make matters worse, Kate’s boundary-pushing turns into an all-out obsession--with Jake, with Marisa, and with their future child. Who is this woman? Why does she seem to know everything about Marisa and Jake?

In her quest to find out who Kate really is, Marisa might destroy everything she’s worked so hard to create: her perfect romance, her perfect family, and her perfect self. Jake doesn’t know the half of what Marisa has created and what she stands to lose. Magpie is a tense and twisting novel about mothers and children, envy and possession, and the dangers of getting everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Genoa Library

True Crime

True Crime Tuesdays 

Copies of the book will be available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Meg or Tricia at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.

September 26th, 2023  At 6:30pm
Thackrey Room
Ages 18+

Join us the last Tuesday of every month for True Crime Tuesday!

This month we will be discussing: Lori Vallow (Daybell) and the book The Doomsday Mother by John Glatt 

For years, Lori Vallow had been devoted to her children and her Mormon faith. But when her path crossed with Chad Daybell, a religious zealot who taught his followers how to prepare for the end-times, the tumultuous relationship transformed her into someone unrecognizable. As authorities searched for Lori’s children back in Idaho―Tylee and JJ―who hadn’t been seen alive in five month, they uncovered more suspicious deaths with links to both Lori and Chad, including the death of Lori’s third and fourth husbands, her brother, and Chad’s wife. In June 2020, the gruesome remains of JJ and Tylee were discovered on Chad’s property, and the newlyweds were arrested and charged with murder. And in a shocking development, horrifying statements revealed that the couple’s fanatical beliefs had convinced them the children had become zombies--a belief that may have led to their deaths.

Don't want to read the book? No problem! Check out the shows, podcasts and other articles linked on our website!

Our October Meeting will be shifted up a week on October 24th to avoid Halloween, and we will be covering the West Memphis Three.

Elmore Library

Morning Discussion


September 28th, 2023 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

Copies of the book are available at the Elmore Library Circ Desk
or on the Libby app as an Ebook
Call Jen (419) 862-2482 ext. 101

Read Between the Wines Book Group

Read Between the Wines

Oct. 9, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join us at The Portage Inn (355 Rice St.  Elmore) 

Goodreads Choice Award

Winner for Best Horror (2021)

A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for.

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she's not alone. For more than a decade she's been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette's worst fears are realized--someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

Copies of the book are available at the
Elmore Library Circ Desk

 on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Bekkir (419) 855-3380 ext. 203 

small town PRIDE!
Traveling Book Group

Small Town Pride

October 23rd, 2023 - 6:30pm
Harris-Elmore Public Library  - Elmore, OH
(Optional carpool leaves from the Harris-Elmore Library at 5:45pm)

An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that's obsessed with sexual attraction, and what we can all learn about desire and identity by using an ace lens to see the world

Through interviews, cultural criticism, and memoir, ACE invites all readers to consider big-picture issues through the lens of asexuality, because every place that sexuality touches our world, asexuality does too.

Journalist Angela Chen uses her own journey of self-discovery as an asexual person to unpretentiously educate and vulnerably connect with readers, effortlessly weaving analysis of sexuality and societally imposed norms with interviews of ace people. 

You don't need to drive to Toledo to find others in the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we come together from small towns to form a book club with big Pride!


We will travel to local small towns to enjoy and discuss books written by and/or about LGBTQ+ people. 

Allies are welcome!

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Questions? Call Bek (419) 855-3380 ext. 203
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