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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 many 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

Sunday, April 9: Closed

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Monthly nonfiction book club for children in grades 1 to 3. Please email Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register.

December 8: Who Would Win? Ultimate Dinosaur Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

January 12: Alexander Von Humboldt: Explorer, Naturalist, & Environmental Pioneer by Danica Novgorodoff

February 9: We Are the Supremes by Zoe Tucker

 

Adventures in Books – Grades 1 to 3, grownups welcome

Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Monthly after school book club for children in grades 1 to 3. Grownups are welcome to stay and participate in the book club or hang out in the Library during the program. Please email Melissa at melissa.behrens@baldwinlib.org to register.

December 28: Aven Green, Sleuthing Machine by Dusti Bowling

January 25: The Infamous Ratsos by Kara Lareau

February 22: Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes

 

Who? What? Where? – Grades 4 to 6

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Nonfiction book club reading books from the Who Was? What Was? Where Was? series. Meets once a quarter. Please email Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register.

January 5: Who is Stevie Wonder? by Jim Gigliotti

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

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

December 27: Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker

January 24: The House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold

February 28: Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles

 

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Monthly book club for grades 4 to 6 and their moms. Please email Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

December 13: Coo by Kaela Noel

January 10: Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs

February 7: The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold

 

Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

A graphic novel book club for children in grades 3 to 6. Email Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

February 21: Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

 

 

Kids Cookbook Club

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Choose a recipe from the cookbook to make and bring to share with everyone. This book club meets once a quarter. Email Syntha at syntha.green@baldwinlib.org to register.

January 30: Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook by Melina Hammer

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms that meets every other month. Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

December 7: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

February 1: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

 

For Teens

Pizza and Pages

First Thursday of Every Month 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 book club will meet in person. 

January 5The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
February 2The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
March 2The Cousins by Karen McManus
April 6Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
May 4Caraval by Stephanie Garber

 

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

February 14: His Truth is Marching On by Jon Meacham & John Lewis

March 14: Sea People by Christina Thompson

April 11: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

May 9: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Megan. This club meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Megan at megan.novak@baldwinlib.org

February 15: The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

March 8: Outlawed by Anna North

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 meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email H at h.jennings@baldwinlib.org

February 5: Spare Parts (PG-13, 2015) and Spare Parts by Joshua Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 meets in person at Birmingham Next but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Rebekah at rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org

February 6: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Third Tuesday

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

February 21: When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

March 21: The Push by Audrey Audrain

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. This club meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. For more information and registration click the book title or email Jen at jen.hassell@baldwinlib.org

February 7: March by John Lewis

April 4: Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto

 

 

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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:

Sunday, April 9: Closed

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