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Book Clubs

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Reading becomes an even richer experience when it’s a shared one. Our book clubs are a great way to get readers of every age more comfortable discussing key themes in books. Whether you’re a new reader or a seasoned one with lots of favorite authors, we’ve got a place for you. Read on for more information on our diverse book club offerings:

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day
Saturday, September 3 through
Monday, September 5: Labor Day Weekend

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 2 to 4 

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 9: Who Would Win: Ultimate Jungle Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

July 14: Who is Neil DeGrasse Tyson by Pam Pollack

August 11: DK Findout! Oceans by Andrea Mills

Please email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register for this non-fiction book club.

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a grownup

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

June 27: Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Florence

July 25: J.D. and the Family Business by J. Dillard

August 29: The Doll People by Ann M. Martin

Please email Ms. Donna at donna.smith@baldwinlib.org to register.

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 28: Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

July 26: The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

August 23: Marcus Vega doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

A book club for children in grades 4 to 6. Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

Mother/Daughter Book Club – Grades 4 to 6 and their moms

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 14: Words on Fire by Jennifer Nielsen

July 12: Strange Birds: a Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Perez

August 23: My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 21: Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

August 16: Max Meow: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

Email Ms. Caroline at caroline.salucci@baldwinlib.org to register for this graphic novel book club.

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 1: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession

August 3: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

For Teens

Pizza and Pages

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Grades 7-12. Facilitated by Elisabeth Phou, Teen Librarian.

The first 10 teens to register will receive a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. Pizza will be provided.
Registration required. This program will meet in person. Email teen@baldwinlib.org if you would prefer to join via Zoom.

JUNE 2 – Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo
JULY 7 – Five Total Strangers, Natalie D. Richards
AUGUST 4 – The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune

 

For Adults

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mick. This club will meet virtually until further notice. To join the discussion please email Mick at mick.howey@baldwinlib.org

July 12: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

August 9: The Address Book by Deidre Mask

September 13: When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

October 11: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Megan. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Megan at megan.novak@baldwinlib.org

July 13: City of Thieves by David Benioff

August 10: Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

September 14: The Push by Audrey Audrain

October 12: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. Meets the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by H, Adult Services Librarian. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email H at h.jennings@baldwinlib.org

July 10: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (PG-13, 2017) and the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

August: 7 The Sun Is Also a Star (PG-13, 2019) and the book The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

September 4: The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13, 2006) and The September Issue (PG-13, 2009) and the book The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

October 2: News of the World (PG-13, 2020) and News of the World by Paulette Jiles

 

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Now meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by Rebekah, Library Director. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Rebekah at rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org

July 11: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

August 1: The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Alone

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Sara, Adult Services Librarian. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Sara at Sara.Jurek@baldwinlib.org

July 19: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

August 16: Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emez

September 20: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

October 18: On Immunity by Eula Biss

Books & Brews

Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Ethan. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Ethan at ethan.cronkite@baldwinlib.org

July 27: The Removed by Brandon Hobson

August 24: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

September 28: Outlawed by Anna North

October 26: Infinite Country by Patricia Engles

NEW! Graphic Novels for Grown Ups

Comics aren’t just for kids! Features memoirs, humor, superheroes, and more! Some titles contain mature/graphic content so please read the description before you register. Meets the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. For more information and registration click the book title or email librarians Megan at megan.novak@baldwinlib.org or Jen at jen.hassell@baldwinlib.org

August 2: Ms. Marvel vol.1 Destined by Saladin Ahmed

October 4: Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

Please Note: This is a hybrid program (in-person and via Zoom), Room location: Board Room (upstairs)

 

Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day

Saturday, September 3 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 4 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5 - All Day: Labor Day

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