Book Groups & Book Discussion Kits

The Orion Library offers a variety of book group options throughout the month, as well as an email book club and book club kits for those of you with book clubs of your own. New members are always welcome.

Book Groups at the Library

Monday Evenings

Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM
House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM
Molokai by Alan Brennert
Monday, January 16 at 7:00 PM
Title selection to be determined.

Thursday Afternoons

Thursday, November 17 at 1:30 PM
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Thursday, December 15 at 1:30 PM
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Thursday, January 19 at 1:30 PM
Title selection to be determined.

Cook the Book

Grab your apron and sign up! You select and make a recipe from the cookbook chosen, bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbook.

Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies
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The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook
Monday, February 6 at 7:00 PM
Title selection to be determined.

Library Book Groups In the Community

Book Bunch at the Orion Center (Map It)

Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30 PM
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Wednesday, December 14 at 12:30 PM
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, January 11 at 1:00 PM
Title selection to be determined.

Dine, Drink & Discuss – Monday Evening Book Discussion (previously C-Pub Book Discussion)

There are no dates currently scheduled.

Nonfiction Book Discussion at Crates Coffee House (Map It)

Monday, November 7 at 7:00 PM
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad

Next Chapter Book Club at CJ’s Lakeside Grill (Map It)

The Outreach Department is committed to bringing the library to people who would otherwise not be able to utilize our services. The library is currently hosting two weekly book discussions – Mondays at 10:00 AM and Tuesdays at 10:00 AM – for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area.

If you know anyone with special needs who would be interested in joining our book discussion please contact the Outreach Services Department at 248.693.3000 x309.

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Email Book Clubs
Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2 – 3 chapters.  Every Monday we start new books. Sign up and start reading.

Book Group KitBook Discussion Kits  |  List of Available Kits

Each kit contains:

  • multiple copies of each title
  • suggested discussion questions
  • an author interview and / or biography
  • sign-out sheet for your use when distributing books to your group members

Kit circulation policy:

  • may be checked out for 6 weeks
  • may be renewed for 1 additional week if there are no holds
  • holds may be placed on 1 kit at a time
  • the fine for an overdue discussion kit is $ 1.00 per day
  • the fine for a kit returned incomplete is $ 1.00 per day

When distributing discussion kit books to your group members, please tell them to return the book to you, not the library.

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