Book Discussions

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A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom by Brittany K. Barnett NONFICTION

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom by Brittany K. Barnett Tuesday, October 5 at 7 pm (at the Wagon Wheel Lounge) An inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity and an urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system–from a gifted young lawyer’s powerful voice in…

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz FICTION

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz Monday, October 11 at 7 pm (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) A struggling writer steals a plot from a student and his life changes overnight. Suddenly, he’s the toast of the literary community and a household name. But someone knows what he did —…

Between the Lines Book Discussion: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker NONFICTION

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker Monday, November 8 at 7 pm (In person in the Carlo Meeting Room at the Library) The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand…

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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