Adult

The Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of each month. Join us for spirited discussions of novels and non-fiction titles on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in Meeting Rooms C-D at the library. Books are provided upon registration for each session. For further information, please contact Rosemary Mirsky at (248) 246-3715 or rosemary@ropl.org.


Mona

May 16, 2019
What the Eyes Don't See: a Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. 2018. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

immortalist

June 20, 2019
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. 2018. FICTION B
The story focuses on the four Goldstein siblings in 1969 New York City who each learn from a psychic the day each will die. The family saga details how the four attempt to control fate.

affinty

July 18, 2019
Mischling by Affinity Konar. 2016. FICTION K
A set of twins who arrive with their mother in Auschwitz endure the medical experiments of Josef Mengele.

apple

August, 2019
Eat the Apple: a memoir by Matt Young. 2018. BIO YOUNG
A combat veteran and writing instructor traces the darkly comic story of his youth and masculinity shaped in an age of continuous war, describing how he joined the Marines as a way to temper his reckless nature before enduring three Iraq deployments.

The Salter Center Book Discussion Group meets the third Monday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Senior Room of the Jack and Patti Salter Community Center, 1545 E. Lincoln. Join us for engaging book discussions of the titles below. Borrowed books are provided upon registration for each session. For further information, please contact librarian Matthew Day at (248) 246-3732 or matthew@ropl.org. The selection of titles is subject to change depending on availability of copies.

Thunderstruck

May 20, 2019
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. (2006) LG PR 364.1523 L
Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two menHawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.