Book Discussion

Jackson Community Forum: “Evicted” Jackson Book of the Year

Discuss the City of Jackson Book of the Year, “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond. Desmond received the MacArthur Genius grant, which allowed him to write this book and create a program tracking evictions across the U.S.

This conversation will revolve around urban housing challenges and possible remedies.

About the Discussion Leader: John Hawthorne is a Professor of Sociology at Spring Arbor University and Chair of the City of Jackson Human Relations Commission

Book discussion kits of “Evicted” are available at JDL by reservation.
To learn more, contact Adult Services at adultservices@myjdl.com

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.

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!

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

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, January 17th at 2 p.m. to discuss

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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

Intended for adults.

Henrietta Book Group

Join the Henrietta Branch Monday, January 14th to discuss…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Intended for adults.

Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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