Book Discussions

Third Wednesday (Afternoon) Book Club | Third Monday (Afternoon) Book Club | First Wednesday (Morning) Book Club | Pizza and Pages Teen Book Club | Homeschooler's Book Talk | Sci-Fi Book Club | The Bookaneers Book Club

Third Wednesday of the Month at 2:00pm Book Discussion Group

Join us for Way's Book Club on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on the lower level of the library. Here's the group's 2014 reading list:

Date Title Author
January  15
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
H. Simonson
February 19
The Hare with the Amber Eyes
E. Dewaal
March 19 Tender is the Night
F. S. Fitzgerald
April 16 When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women
G. Collins
May 21
The Bastard of Istanbul
E. Shafak
June 18
Howard's End
E. M.  Forster
July 16
Thinking In Pictures
T. Grandin
August 20
The Fisher King
P. Marshall
September 17
The Worst Hard Time
T. Egan
October 15
A Thousand Acres
J. Smiley
November 19
A Plague of Doves
L. Erdrich
December 17
A Lost Lady
W. Cather

For more information, or to join, call Karen Rothman 419-874-3135 extension 134, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Third Monday of the Month at 7:00pm Book Discussion Group

Join us for an animated and interesting book discussion on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. on the lower level of the library. This group started meeting in 2006.  Click on the title to link to a book discussion guide, when available. Here's the group's 2014 reading list:

Date Title Author
January 20 Life After Life
K. Atkinson
February 17
The Secret History
D. Tartt
March 17 Frankenstein
M. Shelley
April 21
Sisterland
C. Sittenfield
May 19
Into Thin Air
J. Krakauer
June 16
The Lifeboat
C. Rogan
July 21
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
M. Benjamin
August 18 Pilgrim's Wilderness
T. Kizzia
Sept. 15 Lord of the Flies
W. Golding
October 20 The Snow Child
E. Ivey
November 17 Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
December 15
The Black Country
A. Grecian


First Wednesday Morning at 10:00am Book Discussion Group

This is an animated and interesting book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.    Happy Reading! Here's the 2014 schedule:

Date Title Author
January 9 East of Eden
J. Steinbeck
February
Defending Jacob
W. Landry
March 5
The Life Boat
C. Rogan
April 2
The Light Between Oceans
M. L. Stedman
May 7
The End of Your Life Book Club
W. Schwalbe
June 4
One Summer
B. Bryson
July 2
Gone Girl
G. Flynn
August 6
Dear Life
A. Munro
September 3
Burgess Boys E. Strout
October 1
Undaunted Courage
S. Ambrose
November 5
Sandcastle Girls
C. Boujalian
December 3
The Secret Keeper
K. Morton

The leader of this group is retired Way director Nancy J. Kelley. For more information, contact her at 419-866-6013.

Sci-Fi Book Club

Are you a fan of Science Fiction? Are you familiar with the names of Clarke, Heinlein, and Asimov? If you had a space suit, would you travel? Do you dream of electric sheep? If so, this might be the book discussion group you've been waiting for. The aim is to alternate between genre classics and titles hot off the shelves. 

This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. You can also join discussions with this group at: http://wayscifi.blogspot.com/

Date Title Author
January  21
Robopocalypse
D. Wilson
February 18
Hyperion
D. Simmons
March 18 The Quantum Thief
H. Rajaniemi
April 15 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
P. Dick
May 20

The Long Earth

T. Pratchett
June 17
The Martian Chronicles
R. Bradbury
July 15
The Humans
M. Haig
August 19
A Canticle for Leibowitz
W. Miller
September 16
Redshirts
J. Scalzi
October 21
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
November 18
Feed
M. Grant
December 16
The Left Hand of Darkness
U. LeGuin

Please contact Doug Kolpien (419-874-3135 x106) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating.

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club

The Pizza and Pages Teen Book Club is for students between the ages of 11-15. It has become one of the most popular teen programs at Way Library.

Join us on Friday nights for a lively discussion over pizza and pop.  The club meets from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the following months: March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. 

For more information, please contact Adria Pugh at 419-874-3135 ext 109 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Homeschoolers' Book Talk

The Homeschoolers' Book Talk group meets once a month from August through May.  It is held on Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and is for ages 8-12.

The group discusses books of a variety of genres including Newbery Award and Honor Winners.  Homeschoolers are provided the opportunity to enjoy good literature, express opinions, use deeper thinking skills, analyze events, and share ideas.

Copies of the books are always available at the Way children's desk. Upcoming titles can be found on our website at http://children.waylibrary.info

For additional information contact Martha Johns, Youth Services Librarian at 419-874-3135 ext 127.

The Bookaneers Book Club

The Bookaneers Book Club is for kids ages 7-10. At each meeting, the group discusses the selected book, participates in related crafts and activities, and of course, there are always snacks! Bookaneers takes place once a month after school from 4:00-5:00 during the following months:

March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December.

For more information, contact Kinsey Zeisler at (419)874-3135 ext. 107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .