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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.

Book Explorers will return in Fall 2019.

 

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a loving adult

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Books Plus will return in Fall 2019. 

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Books and Bagels will return in Fall 2019. Check out our Summer Family Book Club on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

July 24: Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

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.

Mother/Daughter Book Club will return in Fall 2019. Check out our Summer Family Book Club on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

Kids in the Kitchen will return in Fall 2019.

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 10 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.

June 4: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
July 2: Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
August 6: Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

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 10 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.

June 6: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
July 11: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
August 1: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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.

JUNE 12: This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

JULY 10: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

AUGUST 14: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

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.

MAY 22: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

JUNE 26: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

JULY 24: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

AUGUST 28: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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.

MAY 21: The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

JUNE 18: Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

JULY 16: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

AUGUST 20: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

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.

JUNE 10: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

JULY 8: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

AUGUST 12: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

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.

JUNE 13: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

JULY 11: Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

AUGUST 8: Educated by Tara Westover

Page to Screen

Watch a film on Sunday and then stay to discuss both the film and the book that inspired it. Facilitated by H, Adult Services Librarian.

JUNE 2 at 1:00 P.M.: First Man: the Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen (Film is PG-13)

JULY 14 at 1:00 P.M.: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (Film is PG)

AUGUST 4 at 1:00 P.M.: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (Film is G)

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

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

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