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, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Mothers Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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, May 19 at 1:30 PM
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
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

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

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, May 11 at 12:30 PM
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
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

Monday Evenings at the C-Pub (Map It)

Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM
The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton
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

Nonfiction Book Discussion at Crates Coffee House (Map It)

Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
Monday, July 18 at 7:00 PM
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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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