Book Discussion Groups

 

Genoa Library

Morning Discussion

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

Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate Shopaholic!

The brilliant laugh-out-loud festive novel from the Number One bestselling author.

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!

But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky's parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she'll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?

With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . .

Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?

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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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.

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

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.”

The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. You and your family will laugh along with this funny story, perfect for independent reading or read-aloud sharing.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked.

It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

 

Genoa Library

True Crime Tuesdays 

**RESCHEDULED**

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

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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.

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

 

Our November meeting will be discussing the Murder of Laci and Conner Peterson and the book A Deadly Game by Catherine Crier.

 

The mystery of Laci Peterson’s disappearance on Christmas Eve 2002 captivated the nation. Eight months pregnant, she vanished without a trace. Her body and that of her unborn child, Conner, appeared four months later on the shores of the San Francisco Bay causing a media frenzy on both a local and national level. Her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of her murder and sentenced to death, but was recently resentenced to life in prison.

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

Our January meeting will be discussing the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

 
Elmore Library

Morning Discussion

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December 15th, 2022 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan—time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.

But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.

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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December 12th, 2022 - 6:30pm
Join us at Destazio's Bistro (332 Rice St.  Elmore) 

'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.

But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle," he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.

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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December 19th 2022 - 6:00pm
Genoa Branch Library  -  Genoa, OH

Join us for cookies and hot chocolate at our annual holiday movie night!  Bringing cookies (or snacks) to share is appreciated but never required.

This year we are watching Under the Christmas Tree. The film premiered on Lifetime on December 19, 2021, as part of the network's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" holiday movie slate. Telling the story of government worker Charlie (Tattiawna Jones) attempting to secure a Christmas tree from business owner Alma (Elise Bauman), the film was Lifetime's first lesbian Christmas movie. It received generally positive reviews and was nominated at the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding TV Movie.

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