Book Clubs

Scroll down to see our virtual book club options at this time. 

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

The Library is closed to the public. Curbside pickup is available at the following times:

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 - 4:45 pm

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3 and a grownup

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

January 14: Who Would Win? Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra by Jerry Pallotta
February 11: Be a King by Carol Boston Weatherford

This non-fiction book club features books and activities related to dinosaurs, outer space, history’s mysteries, and so much more! Please email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.retford@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in attending this virtual book club.

 

 

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a grownup

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

January 25: Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

February 22: Donavan’s Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross

A book club for children in grades 2 to 3 and a grownup. Please email Ms. Donna at donna.smith@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in this virtual book club.

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

January 26: The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight
February 23: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

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

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

January 12: Front Desk by Kelly Yang
February 9: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register for our virtual mother/daughter book club.

*New* Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

February 16: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Join us for a brand new book club featuring graphic novels that meets every other month! Email Ms. Caroline at caroline.salucci@baldwinlib.org to register for this 3rd to 6th grade book club.

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

February 10: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org for information about a virtual Moms Book Club.

For Teens

Virtual Teen Book Club

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. This book is also available on Libby. You will receive a Zoom invite on the day of the discussion. Registration required.

FEBRUARY 4: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

 

For Adults

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarians Vicki and Ethan. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Vicki at vicki.sower@baldwinlib.org.

JANUARY 13: The Poisoned City by Anna Clark

FEBRUARY 10: The River by Peter Heller

MARCH 10: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mick Howey. To join the discussion please email Mick at mick.howey@baldwinlib.org.

JANUARY 12: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

FEBRUARY 9: Something Wonderful by Todd S. Purdum

MARCH 9: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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.

JANUARY 3: “Jojo Rabbit” (PG-13, 2019) and the book Caging Skies, by Christine Leunens.

FEBRUARY 7: “Sorry to Bother You” (R, 2018) and The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood.

MARCH 7: “Clerks” (R, 1994) and the book Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata.

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Meets the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by Rebekah, Associate 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.

JANUARY 11: Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam

FEBRUARY 8: Deacon King Kong, by James McBride

MARCH 8: Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Alone

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

JANUARY 19: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

FEBRUARY 16: Munich by Robert Harris

MARCH 16: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Books & Brews

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

JANUARY 23:  Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

FEBRUARY 24:  Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

MARCH 24:  The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

 

Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through December 31

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-554-4650

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is closed to the public until further notice. Curbside pickup is available during the following times:

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 8:45 pm

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

Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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