Social Distance Book Club

Books have a way of bringing people together... so let's all read a story separately while we're social distancing!

#Stayhome and join our new Social Distance Book Club each week on facebook and Instagram.

Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm: Download Flipster to access "Anatomy of a Pandemic" by Kevin Patterson in The Walrus magazine.

Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm: Download CloudLibrary to access Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson.

Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm: Download Hoopla to access Lost Feast by Lenore Newman.

Thursday, April 9th at 7:00pm: Readers' Magazine Article Choice! Let us know which article on Flipster you'd like to discuss!

 

Library Book Clubs

Meet other book lovers and participate in a lively discussion. Sessions are led by a professional book lover (staff member). 

  • Sessions
    • Summer: June to August 
    • Fall: September to December
    • Winter: February to May
  • Age: 18 years and older
  • Contact: bookclubs@mpl.on.ca
  • Cost: Free!
  • Winter Registration: In person or online starting Monday, December 9th at 9:30am

Main Library - Amnesty International Book Club (Wednesdays)

Date Book Selection
Feb 5 The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Mar 4 Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
Apr 1 Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
May 6 The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Main Library - Tuesday Book Club

Date Book Selection
Feb 11 There There by Tommy Orange
Mar 10 The Promise of Rain by Donna Milner
Apr 14 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
May 12 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Beaty Branch - Thursday Book Club

Date Book Selection
Feb 13 The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
Mar 12 Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
Apr 23 Brother by David Chariandy
May 14  There There by Tommy Orange

Sherwood Branch - Thursday Book Club

Date Book Selection
Feb 13 Educated by Tara Westover
Mar 12 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Apr 16 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
May 14 Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

 

Your Own Book Club

Use the library's Book Club Kits for your book club. Get 10 copies of a title for an extended loan period of up to 8 weeks.

If you would like to read your title digitally, don't forget to check out Hoopla or cloudLibrary.

We will help you coordinate your reading lists, offer discussion questions and make arrangements to have your group members pick up books at Main Library.

How can you choose your next book club read? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  Browse Book Club Kit Titles

We have 123 book club kits for your reading pleasure.

2.  Review Availability Calendar

Check the Book Club Kit Calendar to see when your chosen titles are available.

3.  Reserve a Book Club Kit

Use the handy form to reserve your next book club read. You can reserve up to 6 titles at a time

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