Big Rapids Book Clubs

Mary's Book Club

       3rd Friday of the month

@ 12 pm

in the Literacy Room

(2nd floor of the Library)

Join Mary's Book Club - a book discussion by the Friends of the Big Rapids Community Library. You don't have to be a Friend of the Library to come and enjoy a good book, good friends, and sometimes good food!  

Our next books are:

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

November 15th

My Mother's Daughter

by Rebecca Thaddeus

December 13th

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

by Lisa See

January 17th

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

February 21st

The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

March 20th



3rd  Thursday of the month 

@ 3pm in the lower level of Artworks.

Join community members for a Book Discussion at Artworks in downtown Big Rapids. 

September 19, 2019: Obama, Michelle.  Becoming (memoir). The book talks about her roots in Chicago and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

October 17, 2019: Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours (novel based on true story). Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country.  The novel includes a mystery: why does a wealthy woman meet up regularly with other women who are strangers to her prominent family?

November 21, 2019: Westover, Tara.  Educated (memoir). The author was seventeen before she ever set foot in a classroom.  Born to survivalists in Idaho, she began to educate herself, learning enough to be admitted to Brigham Young University.  Her quest for knowledge led her to Harvard and Cambridge.  Only then would she wonder if she had traveled too far, and if there was still a way home to her family.  This coming of age story gets to the heart of what education offers: the perspective to see one’s life, and the will to change it.

December 19, 2019: Owens, Delia.  Where the Crawdads Sing (novel). “A painfully beautiful first novel that is a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature. Owens surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.” New York Times Book Review.



 Prepare a dish from the selected
cookbook and bring it to the
meeting for a potluck!

Meetings held at Red Fox Market
on the 1st Sunday of every month at 5 p.m.  

YA is Lit!

Teen Book Club

 The Big Rapids Community Library's new Teen Book Club!

Pizza dinner will be provided!

Our next book is:


by Courtney Summers

November 21st 

Pick up your free copy at the Library!

*While supplies last*




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Mon., Wed., Fri.,        10am-5pm 
Tues., Thurs.,               11am-7pm
Saturday                      9am-12pm
Sunday                         Closed