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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 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.

October 11: Shark Dog by Ged Adamson
November 8: The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

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

MOMS BOOK CLUB

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 24: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund.

BOOKS PLUS – GRADES 2 TO 3 AND A LOVING ADULT

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

October 18: The Littles by John Peterson
November 15: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB – GRADES 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 23: I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
November 27: Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund.

BOOKS AND BAGELS – GRADES 4 TO 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 9: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
November 13: Story Thieves by James Riley

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Prepare a dish at home from the chosen cookbook and bring it to share potluck style. The Library is not a nut free facility.

November 26: The Young Chef by The Culinary Institute of America

Register by October 22 and we will put your name in a lottery for a chance to win a free copy of the book thanks to the Hornac Endowment Fund.

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.

SEPTEMBER 4: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

OCTOBER 2: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

NOVEMBER 6: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

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.

SEPTEMBER 6: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

OCTOBER 4: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

NOVEMBER 1: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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.

SEPTEMBER 12: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

OCTOBER 10: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

NOVEMBER 14: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

Next Popular Reads Book Club

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

SEPTEMBER 10: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

NOVEMBER 12: The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman

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.

SEPTEMBER 26: We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

OCTOBER 24: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

This club does not meet in November.

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.

SEPTEMBER 18: Open House by Elizabeth Berg

OCTOBER 16: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

NOVEMBER 20: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

 

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

September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend

October 19 - Closing at 1:00 p.m.

 

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