Adult

Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group
Join us for spirited discussions of novels and non-fiction titles on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Rooms C-D at the library. Books are provided upon registration for each session. For further information, please contact Rosemary Mirsky at (248) 246-3715 or rosemary@ropl.org.


Fred Rogers

January 16, 2020
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. 2018. BIO ROGERS
An examination of the life of the creator of the TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, who was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. He was devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.

Octopus

February 20, 2020
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. 2016. 594.56 M
Naturalist Montgomery explores the physical and emotional world of the octopus, an amazingly complex creature.

Friend

March 19, 2020
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez. 2018. FICTION N
The story of a writer who takes in the Great Dane of a long-term writer friend who commits suicide. The novel is more than the sum of its parts as Nunez reflects on friendship, writing, love and the bond between human and dog.

Stowaway

April 16, 2020
The Stowaway: a young man’s extraordinary adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro. 2017. 919.89 S
The true story of a scrappy teenager in 1928 NYC who stowed away for Richard Byrd’s famous expedition to the South Pole.

May 21, 2020
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Salter Center Book Discussion Group


Join us for engaging book discussions of the titles below. This group meets at the Salter Community Center, 1545 East Lincoln, on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am unless there’s a holiday or inclement weather. Borrowed books are provided upon registration for each session. For further information please contact Matthew Day at (248) 246-3732 or matthew@ropl.org. The selection of titles is subject to change without notice depending on availability of copies.

Trevor

January 27, 2020
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Jiles

February 17, 2020
News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Eggers

March 16, 2020
Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Shattuck

April 20, 2020
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Link

May 18, 2020
Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link