300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Book Clubs

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

Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Youth

BOOK EXPLORERS – GRADES K TO 2

THURSDAYS AT 4:30 P.M.

This book club is designed to encourage a love of reading for emerging and beginning readers. No previous reading necessary.

MARCH 8: The Bad Seed by Jory John

APRIL 12: The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie by Jamie Rix

Registration required. Participants will receive a special treat thanks to the Bob and Jean Kelly Endowment.

MOMS BOOK CLUB

WEDNESDAYS AT 7 P.M.

APRIL 25: The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

BOOKS PLUS – GRADES 2 TO 3 AND A LOVING ADULT

THURSDAYS AT 4:30 P.M.

MARCH 15: Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (books will be available at the Youth Desk starting February 15)

April 19: Gone Fishing: a Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger (books will be available at the Youth Desk starting March 15)

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB – GRADES 4 to 6

TUESDAYS AT 7 P.M.

MARCH 27: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (books will be available at the Youth Desk starting February 27)

APRIL 24: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin (books will be available at the Youth Desk starting March 27)

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

BOOKS AND BAGELS – GRADES 4 TO 6

TUESDAYS AT 7 P.M.

MARCH 13: The Black Book of Secerts by F.E. Higgins (Books will be available at the Youth Desk starting February 13)

APRIL 10: Loot by Jude Watson (Books will be available at the Youth Desk starting March 13)

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

MOTHER/SON BOOK CLUB

Join us for a special Mother’s Day Mother/Son Book Club for boys in grader 4 to 6 and their moms.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

For Teens

Middle School Pizza and Pages

Grades 7 & 8, the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Registration required

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 8 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! This book club is co-sponsored by Jet’s Pizza.

MARCH 6: Listen To the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

APRIL 3: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

MAY 1: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

High School Pizza and Pages

Grades 9-12, the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Registration required

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 8 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! This book club is co-sponsored by Jet’s Pizza.

MARCH 1: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

APRIL 5: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

MAY 3: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

For Adults

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Jeanne Lloyd Room. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarians Vicki and Ethan.

MARCH 14: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

APRIL 11: One of Ours by Willa Cather

MAY 9: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Meets occasional Mondays at 1:00 p.m. at Birmingham Next. Facilitated by Rebekah, Associate Director.

MARCH 5: Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

MAY 7: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Books & Brews

Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Dick O’Dow’s. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Sarah.

MARCH 28: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

APRIL 25: At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

MAY 23: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Alone

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Facilitated by Maria, Head of Adult Services.

MARCH 20: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

APRIL 17: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

MAY 15: The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder

 

 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-647-1700

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248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

May 26-28 - Memorial Day Weekend

July 4 - Independence Day

September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend

 

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