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Library Book Discussion Group Kits to Go

If your book group needs novels or nonfiction titles, one member of your group can check out multiple copies of one title, thanks to the library’s book group kits to go. Packaged in a royal blue tote bag, each kit contains: at least six copies of the title; book group questions to encourage a lively discussion; book reviews; and biographical information about the author. The kits check out for six weeks and can be renewed. The person who checks out the kit for the group is responsible for its contents. If you have any questions about the kits, contact the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

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Monthly Book Discussion Groups

The library hosts two monthly book discussion groups: 

  • The Salter Center group meets the Third Monday of each month at 10 AM in the Senior Room at the Jack and Patti Salter Community Center, 1545 East Lincoln. The group’s upcoming selections are:

May 16, 2016
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. 1963. Views the distorted image of women that prevailed from the end of the Second World War through the early sixties and reflects upon changes.

June 20, 2016
True North by Jim Harrison. 2004. The son of a wealthy family of timber barons struggles to reconcile himself with the damage his family has done to Michigan's Upper Peninsula – a scarring that cuts deeply into the fabric of his own family.

  • The Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in Meeting Rooms C-D at the library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road. The group’s upcoming selections are:

April 18, 2016
Nora Webster: a Novel by Colm Toibin. 2014. The story of a widow in an Irish village trying to remake her life after the death of her husband.

May 19, 2016
Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. 2015. Larsen tells the tragic story of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat in World War I. Readers get multiple perspectives on the historic event as Larson uses his trademark skill at weaving together personal experiences, politics and setting as he depicts historic events. Here Larson writes about the war, submarine technology, the U-boat captain, American President Woodrow Wilson, British Admiralty, and the dramatic experiences of passengers and the crew.


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