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One thing is clear. The Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby provides unique opportunities for all ages to engage with books and stories. Here are several of the ongoing programs offered by the library each month.

A Culinary Journey: The Cookbook Club

Imagine a place where food lovers unite, not just to devour delicacies but to share and learn. Welcome to the Cookbook Club at the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby. Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM, this club offers a unique blend of culinary exploration and community. Each month features a different theme, inviting members to bring a dish along with its recipe. The best part? You get to taste everyone else’s creations and compile a “cookbook” of shared recipes. The club takes a seasonal break during the summer months but resumes its delicious journey in September. No registration is required; just bring your appetite and culinary curiosity.

Book & Bean at The Ivory Bean Coffee House

For those who find solace in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the allure of a good book, the Book & Bean club is a match made in heaven. Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at the Ivory Bean Coffee House, this club combines the joys of reading and socializing. Participants read a book based on an assigned theme and then gather for a discussion. For more details, you can contact Amanda at 419-347-5576 or via email at [email protected].

Between the Bookends

If you’re a fan of “clean reads,” then the Between the Bookends Club is your sanctuary. Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM, this club offers a curated list of titles that members can read and discuss. The library even takes care of procuring the books for you. For more information, reach out to Shelly at 419-347-5576 or [email protected].

Walk & Talk Series

The Walk & Talk Series is a summer special, running from June through August. Every Monday at 6:00 PM, participants gather in the library’s lobby and walk to a local destination. It’s not just about physical exercise; it’s an opportunity to learn more about the community you live in. The walks last approximately an hour, offering a blend of education and social interaction.

Crafting and Creativity: Craft with Linda

If you’re looking to unleash your creative side, Craft with Linda is the event for you. Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, this event is a hub for crafting enthusiasts. Linda guides participants through various crafts, sharing tips and tricks along the way. The event takes a summer hiatus but resumes in September. Registration is required, so make sure to reserve your spot by calling 419-347-5576 or stopping by the library’s front desk.

Wine and Words at the Vault Wine Bar

For those who enjoy a glass of wine with intellectual discussions, the Book Vault at the Vault Wine Bar is the place to be. Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of even-numbered months, this club offers a lively discussion on various topics. For more information, contact Amanda at 419-347-5576 or [email protected].

A Classic Approach: Book Discussion Group

If you prefer a more traditional book club with assigned titles, the Book Discussion Group is your go-to. Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM, this club offers a structured approach to reading and discussion.

Knit and Chat

Last but not least, the Knotty Knitters club welcomes knitters of all levels on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM. It’s a cozy gathering where you can knit, share stories, and swap patterns.

For information on all of these programs, contact the Library at: 419.347.5576 or visit their website at:

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