Book Discussion Groups

 

Genoa Library

Morning Discussion

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September 15th, 2022  At 9:30am
Thackrey room

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea.

At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for-and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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

Genoa Library

 

Evening Discussion

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September 20th, 2022  At 6:30pm
thackrey room

From the author of The Other Einstein, the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady's maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills he doesn't have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can't let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future -- and her family's.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie's Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist..

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

Genoa Library

True Crime Tuesdays 

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September 27th, 2022  At 6:30pm
Thackrey Room
Ages 18+

Join us the last Tuesday of every month for True Crime Tuesday, a true crime discussion group!

 

Our September meeting will be discussing the Disappearance of Susan Powell. Susan Powell was just 28 years-old when she vanished from her suburban home in West Valley City, Utah in 2009. The same night, her husband Josh claimed to go on a camping trip with their two young sons, despite blizzard conditions, and left Susan behind. 

 

Check out our group's website here (or linked at the green button above) to see our list of resources.

Our October meeting: The Turpin Family

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

Morning Discussion

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October 27th, 2022 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist.

 

The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

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

Read Between the Wines Book Group

 
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October 10th, 2022 - 6:30pm
Join us at Destazio's Bistro (332 Rice St.  Elmore) 

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

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

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

small town PRIDE!
Traveling Book Group

 
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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!

September 26th 2022 - 6:30pm
Harris-Elmore Public Library  -  Elmore, OH

There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome.

Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations.

You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.

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