Reading

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!

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.

Mock Caldecott Awards

Visit the Meijer Branch throughout the month of January to read some of the best picture books from the past year and vote on your favorites in our Mock Caldecott Awards! Voting ends January 25th.

On Wednesday afternoons in January, at  4:30 pm, join us for stories and snacks as we read aloud some of our favorites from 2018.

Votes from for your favorite books will be accepted through Friday, January 25th, when finally our Mock Caldecott winners will be revealed.

Intended for Children. Please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 for more information.

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

Join the book club discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation.

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New members welcome!

Call the Grass Lake Branch for more information.

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.

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

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