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Book Clubs

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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–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6: Labor Day Weekend

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3 and a grownup

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

August 12: Cleopatra by Barbara Kramer

This non-fiction book club features books and activities related to dinosaurs, outer space, history’s mysteries, and so much more! Please email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.retford@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in attending this virtual book club.

 

 

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a grownup

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

July 26: Saucy by Cynthia Kadohata

A book club for children in grades 2 to 3 and a grownup. Please email Ms. Donna at donna.smith@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in this virtual book club.

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

July 27: A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

August 24: FRAMED! by James Ponti

A book club for children in grades 4 to 6. Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register for a virtual 4th-6th grade book club.

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

August 10: I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register for our virtual mother/daughter book club.

Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

August 3: The Time Museum by Matthew Loux

Join us for a brand new book club featuring graphic novels that meets every other month! Email Ms. Caroline at caroline.salucci@baldwinlib.org to register for this 3rd to 6th grade book club.

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

August 4: In the Country of Women by Susan Straight

Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org for information about a virtual Moms Book Club.

For Teens

Pizza and Pages

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

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

The first 10 teens to register will receive a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. Weather permitting, we will meet outside on the Youth patio. Registration required.

AUGUST 5: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

 

 

For Adults

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mick Howey. To join the discussion please email Mick at mick.howey@baldwinlib.org.

August 10: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

September 14: The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

October 12: Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates Jr

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Vicki. 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 11 : Days Without End by Sebastain Barry

September 8: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

October 13: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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 H at h.jennings@baldwinlib.org.

August 1:Where’d You Go Bernadette” (PG13, 2019) and the book Where’d You Go Bernadett by Maria Semple.

September 12: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (TV14, 2005) and the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

October 3: “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” (G, 1954) and the book The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Now meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by Rebekah, Library 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 2: Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

SEPTEMBER 6: Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

October 4: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Alone

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Sara, Adult Services Librarian. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Sara at Sara.Jurek@baldwinlib.org.

August 17: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

September 21: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

October 19: On Immunity by Eula Biss

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 25:  Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

September 22: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

October 27: When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann

 

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Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

September 4 - 6, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

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