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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. Participants do not need to read anything ahead of time.

December 13: My Dog Bob by Richard Torrey
January 10: Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
February 14: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

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.

January 30: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

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.

December 20: Me and Mister P. by Maria Farrer
January 17: Emily’s Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
February 21: Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB – GRADES 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

December 18: Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods
January 15: Like Magic by Elaine Vickers
February 19: Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg

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

BOOKS AND BAGELS – GRADES 4 TO 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

December 11: Astrotwins: Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
January 8: Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
February 12: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

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.

February 25: Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake by Deanna F. Cook

Register by January 21 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. Facilitated by Susan Dion, Youth/Tween Services.
Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

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.

December 4: As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Middle School Pizza and Pages will not meet in January.

February 5: Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon

High School Pizza and Pages

Grades 9-12, the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Elisabeth Phou, Teen Librarian.
Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

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.

December 6: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

January 3: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

February 7: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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.

DECEMBER 12: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

JANUARY 9: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

FEBRUARY 13: Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Next Popular Reads Book Club

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

DECEMBER 10: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

JANUARY 14: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

FEBRUARY 11: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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.

DECEMBER 12: The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

JANUARY 23: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

FEBRUARY 27: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

*NEW* Page to Screen

Watch a film on Sunday and then meet to discuss a book corresponding to the film on Thursday. Facilitated by H, Adult Services Librarian.

DECEMBER 2 at 2:00 P.M.: Blade Runner (1982)
DECEMBER 6 at 6:00 P.M.: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

DECEMBER 30 at 2:00 P.M.: 25th Hour (2002)
JANUARY 3 at 6:00 P.M.: The 25th Hour by David Benioff

FEBRUARY 3 at 2:00 P.M.: I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
FEBRUARY 7 at 6:00 P.M.: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

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.

DECEMBER 18: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

JANUARY 15: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

FEBRUARY 19: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

 

 

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

January 21: Open for M.L. King Jr. Day

April 21: Closed for Easter

May 25-27: Closed for Memorial Day

July 4: Closed for Independence Day

 

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