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, February 20 at 7:00 PM
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Monday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Thursday Afternoons

Thursday, January 19 at 1:30 PM
Room by Emma Donoghue
Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 PM
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Thursday, March 16 at 1:30 PM
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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, February 6 at 7:00 PM
Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Iyer
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Vegan Indian Cooking by Anupy Singla
Monday, April 3 at 7:00 PM
Brunch @ Bobby's by Bobby Flay
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Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

Library Book Groups In the Community

Book Bunch at the Orion Center (Map It)

Wednesday, February 8 at 12:30 PM
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Wednesday, March 8 at 12:30 PM
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, April 12 at 12:30 PM
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Dine, Drink & Discuss at CJ’s Lakeside Grill (Map It)

Monday, January 23 at 6:30 PM
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Monday, February 27 at 6:30 PM
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman
Monday, March 27 at 6:30 PM
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Nonfiction Book Discussion at Crates Coffee House (Map It)

Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

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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