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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

November 24: Thanksgiving Holiday - Closed at 5:30 p.m.
November 25: Thanksgiving Day - Closed All Day

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 2 to 4 

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

November 11: Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac

Please email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register for this non-fiction book club.

 

 

Books Plus – Grades 2 to 3 and a grownup

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

October 25: The Case of the Snack Snatcher by Liam O’Donnell

Please email Ms. Donna at donna.smith@baldwinlib.org to register.

 

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 26: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

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

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

November 9: Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

Please email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 October 19: Recess Warriors: Hero is a Four Letter Word by Marcus Emerson

Email Ms. Caroline at caroline.salucci@baldwinlib.org to register for this graphic novel book club.

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

December 1: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

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. Pizza will be provided. 
Registration required. This program will meet in person. Email teen@baldwinlib.org if you would prefer to join via Zoom.

OCTOBER 7: ON THE COME UP BY ANGIE THOMAS

 

 

For Adults

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mick Howey. This club will meet virtually until further notice. To join the discussion please email Mick at mick.howey@baldwinlib.org.

November 9: Why Can’t We Sleep by Ada Calhoun

December 14: A Game of Birds and Wolves by Simon Parkin

January 11: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

February 8: Blood Brothers by Randy Roberts

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 Megan at megan.novak@baldwinlib.org.

October 13: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

November 10: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

December 8: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

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.

November 7: “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” (G, 1954) and the book The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

December 5: “Little Women: (PG-13, 2019) and the book So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

 

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.

November 1: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

December 6: A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

January 3: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klun

February 7: We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride & Jo Piazza

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.

October 19: On Immunity by Eula Biss

November 16: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

December 21: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Books & Brews

Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Sarah. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Sara at Sara.Jurek@baldwinlib.org.

October 27: When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann

November 24: NO MEETING

December 22: The Innocents by Michael Crummey

 

Free Two-Hour 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 – 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:

November 24: Thanksgiving Holiday - Closed at 5:30 p.m.
November 25: Thanksgiving Day - Closed All Day

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