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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

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30pm
Sunday
12:00 - 5:00pm

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3 and a grownup

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 8: Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys by Laura F. Marsh
November 12: DK Findout! Universe by Giles Sparrow

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.

October 26: Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats by David Bowles
November 23: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers

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.

October 27: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
November 24: The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff

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.

October 13: Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
November 11: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

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

*New* Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 20: InvestiGATORS by John Patrick Green

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.

Email Cathy Gimby at cathy.gimby@baldwinlib.org for information about a virtual Moms Book Club. The next one is Wednesday, October 7. They are reading Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian.

For Teens

Virtual Teen Book Club

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

To join the club, get the book, and receive the Zoom meeting invitation please register on our website: www.baldwinlib.org/calendar.

OCTOBER 1: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

 

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.

OCTOBER 14: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Next Non-fiction

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by members of the Library’s Management team. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Maria at maria.williams@baldwinlib.org.

OCTOBER 8: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Starting in November this club will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.

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.

OCTOBER 4: The Battle of Algiers (NR, 1967) and the book The Sympathizer, by Viet Than Nguyen.
*The film is available to stream instantly on Kanopy.

Next Popular Reads Book Club

Meets the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Facilitated by Rebekah, Associate 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.

OCTOBER 12: The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Alone

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

OCTOBER 20: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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.

OCTOBER 28:  Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

 

Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through December 31

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30pm

Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library Closed

November 25, 2020 – Closing at 5:30 pm
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day

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