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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

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

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3 and a loving adult

Thursdays at 4:30 P.M.

Currently on hiatus – This non-fiction book club features books and activities related to dinosaurs, outer space, history’s mysteries, and so much more! A limited number of books are provided as a generous gift from the Flood Endowment Fund and can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. If you are added to the waitlist, we have no more free books but you are still welcome to attend the book club. Please see a Youth Librarian for help in checking out a Library copy of this month’s book. 

Join Ms. Rosemary virtually every Thursday for Book Adventures!

 

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a loving adult

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Currently on hiatus – A book club for children in grades 2 to 3 and a loving adult. Read the book at home and come to the Library for games, activities, and conversation. A limited number of books are provided as a generous gift from the Flood Endowment Fund and can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. If you are added to the waitlist, we have no more free books but you are still welcome to attend the book club. Please see a Youth Librarian for help in checking out a Library copy of this month’s book. 

Join Ms. Rosemary virtually every Thursday for Book Adventures

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

A book club for children in grades 4 to 6. Read the book at home and come to the Library for bagels and fun book discussion. A limited number of books are provided as a generous gift from the Sweeney Endowment Fund and can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. If you are added to the waitlist, we have no more free books but you are still welcome to attend the book club. Please see a Youth Librarian for help in checking out a Library copy of this month’s book. 

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org if you would like more information about a virtual 4th-6th grade book club. 

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. A book club for girls in grades 4 to 6 and their moms. Read the book at home and come to the Library for fun book discussion. A limited number of books are provided as a generous gift from the Sweeney Endowment Fund and can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. If you are added to the waitlist, we have no more free books but you are still welcome to attend the book club. Please see a Youth Librarian for help in checking out a Library copy of this month’s book.

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org if you would like more information about a virtual mother/daughter book club. The next one is Friday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Kids in the Kitchen – Grades 3 to 6

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Currently on hiatus – A cookbook club for grades 3 to 6. Prepare a dish (at home) from the chosen cookbook. We’ll share the dishes potluck style. 

Hoopla has somefun cookbooks for you to try while we wait for Kids in the Kitchen book club to resume.

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms! A limited number of books are provided as a generous gift from the Sweeney Endowment Fund and can be picked up at the Youth Services Reference Desk. If you are added to the waitlist, we have no more free books but you are still welcome to attend the book club. Please see a Youth Librarian for help in checking out a Library copy of this month’s book. Register here.

Email Cathy Gimby at cathy.gimby@baldwinlib.org for information about a virtual Moms Book Club. The next one is Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

For Teens

Virtual Teen Book Club

Grades 7-12. Facilitated by Elisabeth Phou, Teen Librarian.

To join the club, get the book, and receive the Zoom meeting invitation please register on our website: www.baldwinlib.org/calendar.

AUGUST 6: Internment by Samira Ahmed

 

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.

AUGUST 12: The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

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.

AUGUST 26: The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

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.

AUGUST 18: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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.

AUGUST 10: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by members of the Library’s Management team. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Maria at maria.williams@baldwinlib.org.

AUGUST 13: The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris

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 Maria at maria.williams@baldwinlib.org.

AUGUST 2: Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow and “Exit – Leaving Extremism Behind” (2018, Not Rated)
*The film is available to stream instantly on Kanopy.

 

Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through September 1

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

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

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

Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library Closed

September 5-7, 2020 - Labor Day Weekend 

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