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.
The library hosts two monthly book discussion groups:
September 19, 2016
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. 1905. Set among the elegant brownstones of New York City and opulent country houses like gracious Bellomont on the Hudson, the novel creates a satiric portrayal of what Wharton herself called “a society of irresponsible pleasure-seekers” with a precision comparable to that of Proust. And her brilliant and complex characterization of the doomed Lily Bart, whose stunning beauty and dependence on marriage for economic survival reduce her to a decorative object, becomes an incisive commentary on the nature and status of women in that society.
October 17, 2016
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. 1933. On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient.
September 15, 2016
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow. 2012. Rutkow covers 400 years of American history as he lays out how America has been shaped by its forests and how this valuable material must be preserved. The book makes clear the economic, political, cultural and environmental significance of the nation’s trees.