Book Clubs

The Grimsby Public Library supports reading together by offering various solutions for book club lovers. Try one out today:

Book Club in a Bag | Patio Reads Book Clubs | GAS Book Clubs

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To get started it's easy as 1, 2, 3 ... 4! Just follow the instructions below:

1. Browse and select a book from the A - M or N - Z title lists above.

2. You'll see a date next to each title. Click on that date to check the Availabilty Calendar for it. You'll be able to tell if the title you want is unavailable if the dates are blocked off in yellow. (The loan period for Book Club in a Bag sets is always 6 weeks from the date you pick it up - usually a Monday.) *Make sure the pick-up date you select has 6 free weeks following it, plus 1 week for late returns = 7 weeks from your preferred pick-up date in total.* 

3. Once you find a title and available date, submit an request via the online booking form.

4. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.


 Already know what you want? Jump straight to our online booking form.
To download the list of available titles click here:   pdf Book Club in a Bag Title List   

Relaxing on the patio in the summer, sipping lemonade under the shade of an umbrella, discussing a great book with friends... What could be better?
Each Patio Reads book club meeting has a maximum of 15 attendees and will take place on the GPL's summer patio. 10 copies of each title will be available for check out once registration for that meeting opens. The books & the spots in the meetings will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
SUMMER 2017:
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, May 31

Register starting Thursday, April 20
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. In this society, human rights are severely limited and women's rights are even more curtailed.
The Break* by Katherena Vermette

Wednesday, June 21

Register starting Wednesday, May 10
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window she spots someone in trouble on the Break.  In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected with the victim tell their stories leading up to that fateful night.
*This title was been selected in recognition of National Aboriginal Day
Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

Wednesday, July 26

Register starting Wednesday, June 14
Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. 






Big Little Lies

Wednesday, August 30

Register starting Wednesday, July 19


Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. 







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The GPL is pleased to partner with Station 1 Coffeehouse to offer a book club every fall featuring a selection of titles from the Grimsby Author Series. These evening book club meetings will provide readers with a great opportunity to discuss some of the Canadian titles highlighted by the series.

Each meeting will take place at Station 1 Coffeehouse, located at 28 Main Street East in Grimsby. Those interested in participating can register at the Library. 10 copies of each title will be available to be borrowed by book club participants.

Coffee, conversation and books are a great mix, so don’t miss out.  Intrigued? 
For information about books and meeting dates click here: GAS Book Club.