Reading

The Eastside Page Turners

Come on over to the Eastern Branch Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m. as we read and discuss a book a month! Love it, loathe it, or couldn’t care less, all opinions are welcome!

Call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 if interested in joining up with the Eastside Page Turners!

Intended for adults.

The first meeting will involve book selections.

Teen/YA Book Swap

It’s time to refresh your bookshelf!

The Meijer Branch will be hosting a Teen and Young Adult book swap. Please bring your gently used books to the Meijer branch any time this March. In return, you will get one coupon to be used in the book swap for each book you donate. Come back on March 16th to find some great new reads!

Intended for Teens/Young Adults. Call the Meijer Branch at 517.788.4480 for more info.

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.

African American Read-In Chain

The Jackson District Library and the Jackson Branch of the NAACP will host the first African American Read-In Chain for Jackson County on February 23, 2019. During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, community and professional organizations are urged to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month by displaying and promoting the works of African American authors.

Jackson County residents, inclusive of all ages and nationalities, may sign-up to read a selection from a book, recite a poem or choose a portion from a book all written by an African American author during this Community Read-In.

The finale will feature Kevin Collins and his Kuungana African Drum and Dance Company of Flint, MI. Their energetic dance moves and the vibrant sounds of African drums will weave together the excitement of literacy and cultural. Be a part of this celebratory event as Jackson County joins the “chain” of over 6 million participants reading works by African American authors.

Originated through the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English in 1989, the event is now supported by the National Council of Teachers of English and endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Contact the Community Engagement Department of the Jackson District Library for more information. Call at 517-788-4099 ext. 1317 or email at CEdepartment@myjdl.com.

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

Translate »