Book Discussions

Books & Brews

Books & Brews: Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

Tuesday, December 6 at 7 PM (At North Center Brewing CO. 410 N. Center St., Northville) Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad Non-Fiction. A moving memoir of illness and recovery; one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and selfdiscovery. Register.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Monday, December 12 at 7 PM (Friends Community Room) Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Fiction. Hamnet imagines the repercussions after the world’s most famous playwright and his wife lose their only son, 11-year-old Hamnet, to the bubonic plague in 1596.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

Monday, January 9 at 7 PM  (Friends Community Room) Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel An incredible story of Eva, a French-born Jewish woman, with a knack for art and forgery, who found herself working with the resistance in France in WWII. Fiction. Register.

The Next Chapter: Maniac by Harold Schechter

Wednesday, January 18 at 11 AM (at the Community Center) It is not well known that in 1927 the deadliest school massacre in U.S. history took place in Bath, Michigan, near Lansing. We will discuss Schechter’s non-fiction account of this horrific event. Registration requested.

Books & Brews

Books & Brews Book Discussion: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World, by Laura Imai Messina

Tuesday, February 7 at 7 PM  (At North Center Brewing CO. 410 N. Center St., Northville) The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina Fiction. An unforgettable story of the depths of grief, the lightness of love and the human longing to keep the memory of lost loved ones close…

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Monday, February 13 at 7 PM (Friends Community Room) Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom Non-Fiction A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. Register.

The Next Chapter: Day of Days by John Smolens

Wednesday, February 15 at 11 AM (at the Community Center) Succeeding January’s discussion of a non-fiction account of the 1927 Bath School Massacre in Michigan, we will explore a fictionalized version of the same event in Day of Days, a 2022 Michigan Notable Book. Registration requested.

Community Reads LogoThe Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) is a group of seven area libraries in a collaborative partnership. Our goal is to bring members of our communities together to read and discuss the same book in an annual Community Reads. These seven libraries also encourage community members to come together for events and programs related to that year’s book. The seven libraries composing the NLA are Commerce Township Community Library, Lyon Township Public Library, Northville District Library, Novi Public Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library, Walled Lake City Library, and Wixom Public Library.

Visit the Neighborhood Library Association’s Community Reads website for more information.

Book Club on the Go

Complete list of book kit titles

  • Each kit contains 8 copies of fiction or non-fiction titles chosen based on professional reviews, award lists, and recommendations from Northville book group members.
  • Each kit includes a folder with book discussion questions, author biography, and book reviews.
  • The kits are checked out to one person who is responsible for all of the materials.
  • The kits check out for 6 weeks. Kits can be placed on hold. Kits can be renewed once if no holds exist.
  • New kits with new titles will be added throughout the year.
  • Single copies of the books may not be checked out from the kit.
  • The kit must be returned with all materials.
  • Items from the kit cannot be returned separately. Incomplete kits will not be accepted and will incur fines once the due date is reached. Overdue Book Group kits will be fined $1.00 a day to a maximum of $25.00 Replacement cost of an entire kit is $100.00. Replacement costs of individual items will depend on the cost of the missing/damaged item.

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