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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

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3 and a grownup

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

May 6: If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush by Josh Gregory

June 10: DK Findout! Stone Age by Klint Janulis

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.

April 26: Lights, Camera, Cook by Charise Mericle Harper

May 24: Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, The Forbidden Palace and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look

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.

April 27: Scouts by Shannon Greenland

May 25: Changeling by William Ritter

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.

MONDAY May 3: Stef Soto Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres (please note that the May book club will meet on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

June 8: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

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.

April 20: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington

June 15: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott

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.

June 9: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

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

For Teens

Teen Book Club

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. This book is also available on Libby. You will receive a Zoom invite on the day of the discussion. Registration required.

MAY 6: Warcross by Marie Lu

 

 

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.

MARCH 10: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

APRIL 14: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

MAY 12: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

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.

MARCH 9: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

APRIL 13: On Immunity by Eula Biss

MAY 11: In Hoffa’s Shadow by Jack Goldsmith

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.

MARCH 7: “From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City” (NR, 2016) and the book The Poisoned City, by Anna Clark.

APRIL 4: “Clerks” (R) and Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata.

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Meets the second 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.

MARCH 8: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

APRIL 12: The Push by Ashley Audrain

(new date) MAY 3: Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

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.

MARCH 16: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

APRIL 20: The Innocents by Michael Crummey

MAY 18: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

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.

MARCH 24:  The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

APRIL 28:  The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

MAY 26:  From Here to Eternity by Caitlyn Doughty

 

Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through June 30

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-554-4650

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

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