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St. Catharines Public Library In-House Book Clubs

The St. Catharines Public Library has seven adult book clubs. Each club meets once a month at its home location to discuss the selected monthly title. The Central Library has three book clubs, the Dr. Huq Family Branch has two book clubs, the Merritt Branch has one book club and Port Dalhousie Branch has one book club. For more information or to register, please call 905-688-6103 ext. 227.

Community Book Club Collections

The St. Catharines Public Library will lend out book club sets to any community book club that has registered at the Children’s and Community Services Department at the Central Library. For a list of the 2020-21 titles available, please see the attached list. For more information, call 905-688-6103, ext.227.

Online Book Clubs

Join the conversation! The St. Catharines Public Library is now hosting our online book club on Facebook.

January 2021


February 2021

The Answer Is... Reflections on My Life
By: Alex Trebek

Reflect on the life and legacy of one of the most beloved figures in television as we discuss Alex Trebek’s autobiography, The Answer Is. Since 1984, Trebek entertained and educated viewers as the host of Jeopardy!, but he sadly lost his battle with cancer in November 2020. This wise and charming book combines personal anecdotes with Trebek's thoughts on a variety of topics, such as marriage, education, spirituality and success. 

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 The Death of Vivek Oji
By: Akwaeke Emezi

One afternoon, in a small Nigerian town, a mother opens her front door to discover the body of her son Vivek lying at her feet, wrapped in colourful fabric. The sudden grief of losing her only child leads Kavita to search for answers among Vivek's closest friends. What follows is the dramatic story of a family’s struggle to unravel the mysterious life and death of the young man they never truly understood. The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations - a moving story of love, loss, identity, and transcendence

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Join the SCPL Online Book Club Facebook Group

This book club facilitates discussion about popular titles, including recent bestsellers, genre fiction, memoirs, and narrative nonfiction. One new title will be featured each month, alternating between fiction and nonfiction titles from month to month. Check it out here!

Interested? Join today and contribute your thoughts and opinions to the discussion! The book club does not take place in real time, so you can participate whenever it is convenient for you. New members are always welcome!

To join our Facebook group:

  • From your News Feed click Groups in the left menu
  • In the search bar at the top, enter “SCPL Online Book Club”
  • Select the group then click + Join Group below the cover photoFacebook Join Button


  • Visit the library’s Facebook Page and click Groups in the left menu
  • Select the group then click + Join Group below the cover photo