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 21 at 7:00 PM
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Thursday Afternoons

Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 PM
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
Thursday, July 20 at 1:30 PM
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Thursday, August 10 at 1:30 PM
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

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 5 at 7:00 PM
The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors by Judi Gelman

Library Book Groups In the Community

Book Bunch at the Orion Center (Map It)

Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 PM
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
Wednesday, July 12 at 12:30 PM
The End of Your Life Book Club by Phaedra Patrick
Wednesday, August 9 at 12:30 PM
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

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

Monday, June 26 at 6:30 PM
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Monday, July 24 at 6:30 PM
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Monday, August 28 at 6:30 PM
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Nonfiction Book Discussion at Crates Coffee House (Map It)

Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM
Crime Beats: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly

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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