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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 Holiday Closures

Wednesday, November 23: Closed at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving

For Youth

Beyond the Book – Grades 1 to 3

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 13: The Magic School Bus Inside A Beehive by Joanna Cole

November 3: Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell

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

Adventures in Books – Grades 1 to 3, grownups welcome

Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

October 26: Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina

November 30: Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitch Smith

Please email Melissa at melissa.behrens@baldwinlib.org to register.

Who? What? Where? – Grades 4 to 6

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 27: Where is the Amazon? by Sarah Fabiny

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

Books and Bagels – Grades 4 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 25: Restart by Gordon Korman

November 29: Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders

A book club for children in grades 4 to 6. Please email 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.

October 11: Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner

November 15: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

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

Panels and Frames – Grades 3 to 6

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

August 16: Max Meow: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

October 18: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

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

 

Moms Book Club

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

October 5: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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 book club will meet in person. 

September 1: The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron
October 6: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
November 3: I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones

 

For Adults

Next Non-fiction

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

October 11: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

November 15: Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

December 13: Owls of the Eastern Ice Jonathan C. Slaght

January 10: A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

Wednesday Afternoon Book Group

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Megan. 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 12: Writers & Lovers by Lily King

November 9: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

December 14: Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

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 2: News of the World (PG-13, 2020) and News of the World by Paulette Jiles

November 6: We the Animals (R-2018) and We the Animals by Justin Torres

December 3: The Great Gatsby (PG-13 2013/ PG 1974) and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

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

October 3: True Biz by Sara Novic

November 7: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

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 18: The Removed by Brandon Hobson

November 15: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

December 20: Outlawed by Anna North

January 17: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Books & Brews

Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Ethan. This club will meet virtually until further notice. If you are interested in attending a discussion please email Ethan at ethan.cronkite@baldwinlib.org

September 28: Outlawed by Anna North

October 26: Infinite Country by Patricia Engles

November: No Meeting

 

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. For more information and registration click the book title or email librarians Megan at megan.novak@baldwinlib.org or Jen at jen.hassell@baldwinlib.org

October 4: Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

December 6: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Please Note: This is a hybrid program (in-person and via Zoom), Room location: Board Room (upstairs)

 

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:

Wednesday, November 23: Closed at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving

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