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


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.


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.


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.


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 The selection of titles is subject to change depending on availability of copies.


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.

underground railroad

July 15, 2019
Underground Railroad : a Novel by Colson Whitehead. (2018) FICTION W
In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.


August 19, 2019
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit 
by Tom Stanton (2018) 364.1523 S 
A city rich with history, Detroit is widely known for its sports teams, including the Tigers (baseball), Red Wings (hockey), and Lions (football). For Detroit, the 1930s was a period of corruption, crime, sports, and murder. It was also the era of the notoriously racist "klan like" group called the Black Legion. Stanton has written an engaging piece that highlights this darkened time.