Shelby Township Library: To Preserve Yesterday, Enrich Today, and Inspire Tomorrow.

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Contact Info     51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Phone: 586.739.7414
Fax: 586.726.0535

Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri & Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Our popular book club programs meet monthly.


The Afternoon Book Club is the oldest library-run book club in Michigan. It meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm for a lively discussion of the month’s book. Newcomers are always welcome.
January 19 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
February 16: A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki
March 16: Circling the Sun, Paula McLain
April 20: The Little Paris Bookshop
May 18: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
June 15: Maya’s Notebook, Isabel Allende
July 20: Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
August 17: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
September 21: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
October 19: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
November 16A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
December 21: Pick titles for 2018
January 18, 2018 For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway


Many people find evening a convenient time to attend a book club. The Shelby Library Evening Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

January 10, 2017 Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd
February 14, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
March 14, When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
April 11, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy
May 9, The Book That Matters Most Ann Hood
June 13, Dead Wake, Erik Larson
July 11, Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
August 8, The Painted Veil, Somerset Maughaum
September 12, Girl Waits With Gun, Amy Steward
October 10, Maus, Art Spiegelman
November 14, Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
December 12, Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
January 9, 2018 Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi


Love a good mystery? After you read a mystery do you love to talk about who did it, and how the case was solved. Join the Mystery Book Club on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am as they discuss a mystery book together. Newcomers are always welcome.
January 14 Stay Close Harlan Coben
February 11 Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
March 11  The Forgotten, David Baldacci
April 8 Keeper of Lost Causes Jussi Adler-Olsen
May  13 Pretty Baby Mary Kubica
June 10 Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, Edgar Award Winner
July  8 Wisdom of Psychopaths, Kevin Dutton.
August 12  The Royal Spyness Bowen, Rhys
September 9 The Kind Worth Killing Peter Swanson
October 14 Clouds of Witness Dorothy Sayers
November 18 (Special Date) Running Dark Joseph Heywood
December 9 Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron, Agatha Award Winner


All men and women over 21, are welcome to join us at Nick’s 22nds Avenue Steakhouse at 7pm on the last Tuesday of the month. Organized by librarians from the Shelby Township Library, we’ll gather each month to discuss edgy or offbeat books over a glass of wine or a tasty treat.

November 28 A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara
December — No Meeting
January 29 
The Good Lord Bird James McBride
February 27 The Bees Laline Paull
March 27 Annie’s Ghost Steve Luxenberg
April 24 Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
May 29 The Handmaids’ Tale Margaret Atwood
June 26 News of the World Paulette Jiles
August 28 Sourdough Robin Sloan