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Book Discussion Groups

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 Ariel at (419) 855-3380 ext 201.

April 20th, 2023  At 9:30am
Thackrey room

She changed the world with her discovery. Three men took the credit.

Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider―brilliant, but different. Whether working at the laboratory she adored in Paris or toiling at a university in London, she feels closest to the science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is assigned to work on DNA, she believes she can unearth its secrets.

Rosalind knows if she just takes one more X-ray picture―one more after thousands―she can unlock the building blocks of life. Never again will she have to listen to her colleagues complain about her, especially Maurice Wilkins who'd rather conspire about genetics with James Watson and Francis Crick than work alongside her.

Then it finally happens―the double helix structure of DNA reveals itself to her with perfect clarity. But what unfolds next, Rosalind could have never predicted.

Genoa Library

Genoa Evening

Evening 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 Meg at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.

March 21st, 2023  At 6:00pm (new time!)
thackrey room

A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens’s great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author’s novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes—imprisonment, injustice, social anarchy, resurrection, and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

True Crime

Genoa Library

True Crime Tuesdays 

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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.

March 28th, 2023  At 6:30pm
Thackrey Room
Ages 18+

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


Our March meeting will be discussing the Austin Yogurt Shop Murders and the book: Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry.

The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of four girls--each one shot in the head--were found in an "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!" shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected, and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case.



Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life, but this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.

Books are available at the Genoa Branch Library and on Libby.

Don't want to read the book? Check out the other resources on our website here!

Our April Case will be discussing the Vallejo Gone Girl Case on 

April 25th at 6:30pm

Elmore Library

Morning Discussion


April 27th, 2023 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

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

April 10, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join us at Destazio's Bistro (332 Rice St.  Elmore) 

Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister.

There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

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

April 24th 2023 - 6:00pm
Harris-Elmore Library  - Elmore, OH

In a haunting voice reminiscent of Sylvia Plath, with the contemporary lyricism of David Levithan, Brynne Rebele-Henry weaves a powerful inversion of the Orpheus myth informed by the real-world truths of conversion therapy. Orpheus Girl is a mythic story of dysfunctional families, trauma, first love, heartbreak, and ultimately, the fierce adolescent resilience that has the power to triumph over darkness and ignorance.

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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