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, August 15 at 7:00 PM
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward Larson

Thursday Afternoons

Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 PM
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Thursday, July 21 at 1:30 PM
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
Thursday, August 18 at 1:30 PM
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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, June 20 at 7:00 PM
The Outdoor Table by April McKinney
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Summer on a Plate by Anna Pump
Monday, August 1 at 7:00 PM
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl

Roaming Readers Walking Club
Wednesdays, June 15 – August 10 at 9:00 AM

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann Trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

Library Book Groups In the Community

Book Bunch at the Orion Center (Map It)

Due to flood damage at the Orion Center, the May and June meetings will be held at the Orion Library.

Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30 PM
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Wednesday, July 13 at 12:30 PM
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
Wednesday, August 10 at 12:30 PM
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Monday Evenings at the C-Pub (Map It)

Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade
Monday, July 25 at 7:00 PM
The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
Monday, August 22 at 7:00 PM
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Nonfiction Book Discussion at Crates Coffee House (Map It)

Monday, July 18 at 7:00 PM
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 PM
Title selection to be determined.

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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