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Book Clubs

The Ohio County Public Library offers to Book Club opportunities per month. Participants in each group are lent book at the end of a discussion and meet to discuss the book the following month. Discussions are lead by Library employees


First Monday Book Discussion Group

This group generally meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library (Note: this is subject to change). First Monday Book Discussion is lead by Laura Carroll.

➤To join the OCPL's First Monday Group, send us an email to [email protected] or call the Library at 304-232-0244 and ask for Laura.

December 2019's Read: Peace Like a River  (Leif Enger - 2002)

All the Light We Cannot See

Dead for 10 minutes before his father orders him to breathe in the name of the living God, Reuben Land is living proof that the world is full of miracles. But it's the impassioned honesty of his quiet, measured narrative voice that gives weight and truth to the fantastic elements of this engrossing tale. 

Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been charged with murder. Their journey unfolds like a revelation, and its conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, and the most tragic of fates.

Leif Enger's best-selling debut is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story in which "what could be unbelievable becomes extraordinary" (Miami Herald).


Third Thursday Book Discussion Group

This group generally meets the third Thursday of each month at noon in the library (Note: this is subject to change). Third Thursday Book Discussion is lead by Lindsay Sparr.

➤To join the OCPL's First Monday Group, send us an email to [email protected] or call the Library at 304-232-0244 and ask for Lindsay.

December 2019's read: All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr - 2014)

All the Light We Cannot See

(Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.)

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. 

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.


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