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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 many 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 Closures

May 25-27: Closed

 

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Monthly nonfiction book club for children in grades 1 to 3. Grown ups must stay in the Library during the program. Please email Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Beyond the Book will return in July.

July 25: Simone Biles by Joanne Mattern

August 29: Who Would Win? Ultimate Reptile Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

Adventures in Books – Grades 1 to 3

Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Monthly after school book club for children in grades 1 to 3. Grownups need to stay in the Library during the program. Please email Syntha at syntha.green@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Adventures in Books will return in July.

July 10: Frankie and Friends: Breaking News by Christine Platt

August 14: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Who? What? Where? – Grades 4 to 6

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Nonfiction book club reading books from the Who Was? What Was? Where Was? series. Meets once a quarter. Grownups must stay in the Library during the program if children are ages 10 and younger. Please email Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Who? What? Where? will return in July.

July 18: What is LEGO? By Jim O’Connor

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Monthly book club for children in grades 4 to 6. Grownups must stay in the Library during the program if children are ages ten and under. Please email Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Books & Bagels will return in July.

July 23: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

August 29: The A&A Detective Agency: The Fairfleet Affair by K.H.Saxton

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

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Monthly book club for grades 4 to 6 and their moms. Please email Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Mother/Daughter Book Club will return in July.

July 9: Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

August 13: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Kids Graphic Novel Book Club – Grades 3 to 6

Mondays at 4:15 p.m.

Monthly book club for children in grades 3 to 6. Grownups must stay in the Library during the program if children are ages ten and under. Please email Josh at josh.campeau@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Kids Graphic Novel Book Club will return in July.

July 15: The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

August 19: This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Kids Cookbook Club – Grades 3 to 6

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Grades 3 to 6. Choose a recipe from the cookbook to make and bring to share with everyone. Grownups must stay in the Library during the program if children are ages ten and younger. This book club meets once a quarter. Email Syntha at syntha.green@baldwinlib.org to register.

No book clubs in May or June. Cookbook Club will return in July.

July 29: Super Good Baking for Kids by Duff Goldman

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms that meets every other month. Email Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register.

Moms Book Club will return in August

August 21: The Maid by Nita Prose

For Teens

Pizza and Pages

First Thursday of Every Month 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 book club meets in person. 

June 6: I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
July 11Fable by Adrienne Young
August 1: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

 

For Adults

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Associate Director Librarian Jaclyn Miller. This club will meet virtually on Zoom until further notice. To join the discussion please email Jaclyn at jaclyn.miller@baldwinlib.org

April 11: Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World by William Alexander

May 14: The Fisherman and the Dragon by Stephen Johnson

June 11: Everything I Learned I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant by Curtis Chin

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. and is facilitated by  an Adult Services Librarian. This club meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Stuart Sturton at stuart.sturton@baldwinlib.org.

May 8: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

June 12: Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah 

July 10: Cave of Bones by Lee Berger

Page to Screen

Is the book always better than the movie? Join in as we discuss a book and a related film each month to decide which was better. Meets the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by H, Adult Services Librarian. This club meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to use Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email H at h.jennings@baldwinlib.org

May 5: Ayoade on Top by Richard Ayoade / View from the Top ( PG-13 , 2003)

June 2: The Color Purple by Alice Walker / The Color Purple (PG-13, 1985)

July 7: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt/ My Octopus Teacher (2020)

 

 

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 meets in person at Birmingham Next but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Rebekah at rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org

May 6: North Woods by Daniel Mason

June 3: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

July 1: The Great Divide by Cristina Henrique

 

3rd Tuesday

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

May 21: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

June 18: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels

July 16: City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris

NEW! Graphic Novels for Grown Ups

Comics aren’t just for kids! Features memoirs, humor, superheroes, and more! Some titles contain mature/graphic content so please read the description before you register. Meets the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. This club meets in person at the library but has a virtual option for those that prefer to Zoom. For more information and registration click the book title or email Jen at jen.hassell@baldwinlib.org

May 7: They Called us Enemy by George Takei

June 4: Ducks by Kate Beaton

 

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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.

Upcoming Closures:

May 25-27: Closed

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