Book Discussion

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies,” are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies thus stand in contrast to hardboiled fiction, which features violence and sexuality more explicitly and centrally to the plot. The term “cozy” was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

Let’s talk about our Cozy Mysteries, have some tea and cookies and exchange titles for future reads.

Intended for Adults.

Napoleon Branch Book Club

Join us at the Napoleon Branch on Thursday, February 21st at 2 p.m. to discuss

Hillbilly-Elegie by J.D. Vance

Stop by the Napoleon Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title.

Intended for adults.

Reading Between the Wines Book Club

Join us at Sandhill Crane Vineyard!

Join us on Every 3rd Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. to pair great wines with great books.

Wine tasting is $5.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED since space is limited.

Please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 for the book title and registration.

Intended for adults ages 21 and over.

Henrietta Book Group

Join the Henrietta Branch Monday, October 8 to discuss…

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Intended for adults.

Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

Spine Benders Book Club

Join us at the Hanover Branch!

Join us on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for a book discussion.

Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 for more details.

Intended for adults.

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Book Lovers’ Book Club

Join us at the Parma Branch!

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. for a book discussion.

Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 for this month’s title.

Intended for teens and adults.

Books & Brews Book Club

Join us at the 127 Brewing Company! 

To join, contact the Reference Dept. at 517-905-1339 or visit (and join) the Books & Brews Book Club Facebook group!

Stop by the Carnegie Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults (ages 21+).

This group meets at 127 Brewing Co. at 3090 Shirley Drive, Jackson.

Wednesday, December 5th at 6 p.m.
No discussion. Group member potluck instead.

Wednesday, January 2nd at 6 p.m.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, February 6th at 6 p.m.
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Just Desserts Book Group

1st Monday of the Month at 12:00 p.m.

Join Spring Arbor’s Just Desserts Book Group for their monthly book discussion.

  • December 3rd
  • January 7th
  • February 4th

Intended for Adults

Meijer Book Group

Join us at the Meijer Branch on the 1st Friday of the month for Meijer Book Group!

Stop by the Meijer Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults.

Friday, January 7 at 10 a.m.
For January’s meeting:  Readers’ Choice

Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

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