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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.

March 14: I Won’t Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal
April 11: Are Pirates Polite? by Corinne Demas
May 9: Daisy-Head Mayzie by Dr. Seuss

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

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a loving adult

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

March 21: Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter
April 18: Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
May 16: A True Home by Kallie George

Registration required. Books generously provided by the Hornac Endowment Fund

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

March 12: The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks
April 9: Bubble by Stewart Foster
May 14: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks

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

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

April 24: Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

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

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

March 19: One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
April 16: Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary Lambert
May 21: Click’d by Tamara Stone

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

Kids in the Kitchen – Grades 3 to 6

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.

April 29: The World in My Kitchen: Global Recipes for Kids to Discover and Cook by Sally Brown

Register for April’s event by March 25 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 5 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.

April 2: Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
May 7: Mayday by Karen Harrington

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 5 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.

March 7: Words On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
April 4: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
May 2: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

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.

MARCH 13: Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani

APRIL 10: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

MAY 8: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

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.

MARCH 27: Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

APRIL 24: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

MAY 22: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

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.

MARCH 19: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

APRIL 16: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

MAY 21: The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

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.

MARCH 11: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

APRIL 8: The Dry by Jane Harper

MAY 13: Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen

*NEW* Nonfiction @ Next

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Birmingham Next. Facilitated by members of the Library’s Management team.

MARCH 14: Dopesick by Beth Macy

APRIL 11: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Jane Thaddeus Carhart

MAY 9: In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

*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.

MARCH 3 at 2:00 P.M.: Ten Things I Hate About You (PG-13)
MARCH 7 at 7:00 P.M.: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

MARCH 31 at 2:00 P.M.: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (R)
APRIL 4 at 7:00 P.M.: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

APRIL 28 at 2:00 P.M.: Everything is Illuminated (PG-13)
MAY 2 at 7:00 P.M.: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

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

April 21: Easter

May 25-27: Memorial Day

July 4: Independence Day

 

 

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