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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.

Fiction Nonfiction

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:

July 18, 2016
Best Boy: A Novel by Eli Gottlieb. 2015. Todd Aaron has been institutionalized at Payton Living Center since the age of 11 due to his autism. Despite occasional thoughts about living back home, Todd is mostly content at Payton, where he’s something of an ambassador to new residents. But when a series of events shakes up Todd’s quiet life, returning home takes on a new urgency.

August 15, 2016
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Zela Hurston. 1937. Meet the unforgettable Janie Crawford, an articulate African-American woman in the 1930s. Traces Janie’s quest for identity, through three marriages, on a journey to her roots.p>

  • 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. Join us for spirited discussions of novels and non-fiction titles. The library provides a copy of the book prior to each meeting. No registration is required. For more information, contact Adult Librarian Rosemary Mirsky at 248-246-3715 or

    The group’s upcoming selection is:

July 21, 2016
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris. (1993)
Norris, whose writings have focused on spirituality, transports readers to the Great Plains, examining her heritage, language, spirituality, and the land itself, raising the contradictions of small-town life on the Plains.


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