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Book Club in a Bag

Host a book club with one of our hand-picked kits. Each bag contains: 

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Discussion questions
  • Book summaries and reviews are available through the online book catalog

You can check out a bag for 8 weeks. To get started, apply for a Book Club Library Card at your local branch.

Book Club in a Bag Titles

Before I forget

Pitts, Leonard.

Between the world and me

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Bring on the blessings

Jenkins, Beverly

Camino Island

Grisham, John

The darkest child

Phillips, Delores

Detroit 1967

Douglass' women : a novel

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret


Gyasi, Yaa

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Skloot, Rebecca

Into the water

Hawkins, Paula


Butler, Octavia E.

Life is short but wide

Cooper, J. California.

Life is short but wide

Cooper, J. California.

A lesson before dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

A lesson before dying

Gaines, Ernest J.

A man called Ove

Backman, Fredrik

The mothers

Bennett, Brit

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age

Alexander, Michelle.

The nightingale

Hannah, Kristin

Queen Sugar

Baszile, Natalie.

A second helping : a blessings novel

Jenkins, Beverly

The underground railroad

Whitehead, Colson

When breath becomes air

Kalanithi, Paul

Who asked you?

McMillan, Terry.

Amiable with big teeth

McKay, Claude

X : a novel

Shabazz, Ilyasah

Beautiful music

Zadoorian, Michael

Feel free : essays

Smith, Zadie

The hate u give

Thomas, Angie

The house of broken angels : a novel

Urrea, Luis Alberto

The last black unicorn

Haddish, Tiffany

The perfect mother : a novel

Molloy, Aimee

The wedding date

Guillory, Jasmine

An American marriage : a novel

Jones, Tayari

Down the river unto the sea

Mosley, Walter

Behold the dreamers : a novel

Mbue, Imbolo

Educated : a memoir

Westover, Tara

I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive

McNamara, Michelle

The woman in the window

Finn, A. J.

All the light we cannot see : a novel

Doerr, Anthony

Loving day : a novel

Johnson, Mat.

Amiable with big teeth

McKay, Claude

The Wright brothers

McCullough, David G.

The swimmer

Zander, Joakim

To kill a mockingbird

Lee, Harper.

Born survivors : three young mothers and their extraordinary story

Holden, Wendy

Things I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons

Cleage, Pearl.

Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"

Hurston, Zora Neale

The friend

Nunez, Sigrid


Jenkins, Beverly

The coldest winter ever : a novel

Souljah, Sister.

American Street

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

The Turner house

Flournoy, Angela.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture

Vance, J. D.

A legacy of spies

Le Carré, John

Our souls at night

Haruf, Kent

Sing, unburied, sing

Ward, Jesmyn

Swing time

Smith, Zadie

The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret

The next person you meet in Heaven

Albom, Mitch

The favorite sister : a novel

Knoll, Jessica


Obama, Michelle

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Desmond, Matthew.

Can't we talk about something more pleasant?

Chast, Roz

Ruby : a novel

Bond, Cynthia

Only the strong : an American novel

Asim, Jabari

Clubs at the Library

Heuristics Men’s Book Club

March 25th at 6pm

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 25th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

A warm intellectually stimulating environment where all educational levels of men can actively participate in. All are welcome to attend.

Heuristics Men’s Book Club on Monday, March 25 at 6:00pm

No-Book-In-Particular Club

March 26th at 3pm

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Stop by after school to hang out, play games, and talk about whatever book or TV show you've been enjoying recently.

No-Book-In-Particular Club on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00pm

Adult Book Club

March 27th at 1pm

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 27th Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books. Light refreshments provided. Registration required.

Adult Book Club on Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

April 1st at 6pm

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: April 1st Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Come for a fun discussion; help select books for future discussions. This month's book "Haunted" by James Patterson. Get a copy to check out from Redford’s reference desk.

Adult Book Club on Monday, April 1 at 6:00pm

Crochet with Nozibele & Crochet Book Club

April 2nd at 6pm
Elmwood Park

  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Date: April 2nd Tue
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Come and crochet with others who love the craft. Bring current projects or just your enthusiasm. Discuss a Crochet Mystery by Betty Hetchman. Check with librarian for current title.

Crochet with Nozibele & Crochet Book Club on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00pm
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