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Genoa Morning

Genoa Library

Morning Discussion


MAY 16th At 9:30am
Thackrey room

Daniel leads a rich life in the university town of Athens, Georgia. He’s got a couple close friends, a steady paycheck working for a regional airline, and of course, for a few glorious days each Fall, college football tailgates. He considers himself to be a mostly lucky guy—despite the fact that he’s suffered from a debilitating disease since he was a small child, one that has left him unable to speak or to move without a wheelchair. 

Largely confined to his home, Daniel spends the hours he’s not online communicating with irate air travelers observing his neighborhood from his front porch. One young woman passes by so frequently that spotting her out the window has almost become part of his daily routine. Until the day he’s almost sure he sees her being kidnapped...

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook 

Call Abigail at (419) 855-3380 ext 202.
Genoa Evening

Genoa Library

Evening Discussion

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook

Call Meg at (419) 855-3380 ext 201.

may 21st, 2023  At 6:00pm (new time!)
Thackrey Room

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

True Crime

Genoa Library

True Crime Tuesdays 

Copies of the book will be available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook

Call Meg or Tricia at (419) 855-3380 ext 203.

May 28th, 2024  At 6:30pm
Thackrey Room
Ages 18+

Join us at the Genoa Branch Library for True Crime Tuesday!

This month we will be discussing The Shenandoah Murders and the book: The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station.

Riveting and immersive, with writing as sharp as the cold side of an axe, The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system. James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history.

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

Our Next Meeting will be on June 25th discussing the Piketon Massacre

Elmore Library

Morning Discussion


MaY 23rd, 2024 - 10am
damschroder meeting room

All it takes is one hit on the football field, and suddenly Ash’s life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it.

Impossible though it seems, he’s been hit into another dimension—and keeps on bouncing through worlds that are almost-but-not-really his own.

The changes start small, but they quickly spiral out of control as Ash slides into universes where he has everything he’s ever wanted, universes where society is stuck in the past…universes where he finds himself looking at life through entirely different eyes.

And if he isn’t careful, the world he’s learning to see more clearly could blink out of existence…

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

June 10, 2024 - 6:30pm
Join us at The Portage Inn (355 Rice St.  Elmore) 

Goodreads Choice Award

Winner for Best Fiction (2022)

In this exhilarating novel, two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.

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

 on the Libby app as an Ebook

Call Bekkir (419) 855-3380 ext. 203 

small town PRIDE!
Traveling Book Group

Small Town Pride

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!

May 20th, 2024 - 6:30pm
Holland branch Library - Elmore, OH
(Optional carpool leaves from the Harris-Elmore Library at 5:45pm)

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.

Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love, atonement, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
on the Libby app as an Ebook

Call Bek (419) 855-3380 ext. 203
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