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Reserve a Book Club Kit

Milton Public Library has Book Club Kits for your book club to borrow all year long! Get 10 copies of a title, a leader's guide, and a handy MPL canvas bag for a loan period of up to six weeks. Click here to reserve your kit today.

If you are interested in a Book Club Kit and would like to use our Zoom channel to host your book club, please contact us. If you would like to read your title digitally, don't forget to check out Hoopla or cloudLibrary

Need More Information? Email: bookclubs@beinspired.ca or give us a call: 905-875-2665 x3263 Looking for a list of all MPL Book Club Kits? Click here for a printable pdf 

  • What is a "Book Club Kit"?

    In support of book clubs, Milton Public Library offers our patrons access to Book Club Kits, available to borrow from your nearest branch. We use the reservation software "Kit Keeper" for book club kit reservations. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, and leader discussion questions.  All of our kits come in a MPL canvas bag for ease of transport.

  • Who can reserve a kit?

    Any Milton Public Library patron with an account in good standing can place a reservation on any available Book Club Kit(s). The entire kit must go out with the patron who has placed the reservation. MPL encourages book clubs to contact the library and create a book club card specifically for this purpose.

  • How do I reserve a kit?

    To access an up-to-date MPL Book Club Kit list, please visit www.beinspired.ca, and go to the Adult Book Clubs webpage. You will see options to view all book club kit titles in the collection, reserve by title, or see what kits are available in a given month. Please visit our Help Page for detailed instructions.

    Reservations may be made in advance (up to one year), and MPL Book Club Kits can be borrowed for six weeks, so please ensure you schedule a pickup date a few days before your book club meeting. This allows time for book distribution, reading, discussion, and returning the kit to the library.

    If MPL's Book Club Kit reservation system is not allowing you to place a kit on hold, it may be because that kit is already on reserve for someone else during all or part of your requested reservation period. Please note that you are not able to reserve a kit for same day pick-up, in order to allow time for processing of kits. 

    To see what Book Club Kits you have reserved, click on the “My Kits” link on the main page. You will be prompted to enter your library card barcode and PIN. Click the “Submit” button.  At the Milton Public Library card verification screen, click the “Continue” button. You will see a list of your reservations. From this list, you can click on the “Show” button to see the details of each reservation.

  • How do I borrow a kit?

    Book club kits are to be borrowed as a set (in a MPL-branded canvas bag) checked out on one card, and can be picked up and returned to Main library only. You will receive a phone call or email when your book club kit is ready to be picked up. They are not renewable.


Fall Book Clubs

Fall Book Clubs are coming to Milton Public Library! Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

Beaty Book Club

Tuesday, Septembr 21 at 7:00pm: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00pm: Love & Courage by Jagmeet Singh

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00pm: Gutter Child by Jael Richardson 

Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00pm: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good 

Cook the Book Club

Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00pm: Simply Julia: 110 easy recipes for healthy comfort food by Julia Turshen

Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00pm: Farm, Fire & Feast: Recipes from the Inn at Bay Fortune by Michael Smith

Wednesday, November 24 at 7:00pm: To Asia, with Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart by Hetty McKinnon

Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00pm: Come On Over: 111 Fantastic Recipes for the Family That Cooks, Eats, and Laughs Together by Jeff Mauro

Main Book Club

Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm: Judith and Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00pm: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00pm: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00pm: Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Club

Tuesday, September 14- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Tuesday, October 12- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

Tuesday, November 9- A Master of Djinn, by P. Djèlí Clark

Tuesday, December 14- A Psalm for the Wild Build by Becky Chambers

CanLit Bookclub

Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm: Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo  

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00pm: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00pm: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Tuesday, December 28 7:00pm: Noopiming by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Killer Thriller Book Club

Thurs, September 16 at 7:00pm: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Thurs, October 14 at 7:00pm: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Thurs, November 18 at 7:00pm: The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Thurs, December 16 at 7:00pm: Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

Romance Book Club

Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00pm: The Warlord by Gena Showalter

Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00pm: The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday

Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00pm: STIFF by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Sherwood Book Club

Thursday, September 16 at 7:00pm: The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00pm: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Thursday, November 11 at 7:00pm: From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle 

Thursday, December 9 at 7:00pm: Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons 

Library-Led Book Clubs

Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

Community-Led Book Clubs

Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

Regional Book Club

Join members of OPL, HHPL, BPL, and MPL as well as passionate members of the Halton Equity & Diversity Roundtable to discuss a diverse collection of books.

This book club--in partnership with the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) and the public libraries of Oakville, Halton Hills, Burlington, and Milton--invites members of the community to engage in exploring diverse titles that dig deeper into equity, diversity and inclusion.

HEDR is a community-wide initiative and collaborative of organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.

The learning outcomes of the book club are:

1. Foster social inclusion and connection

2. Uphold and commit to our value of inclusion

3. Build awareness in our community of systemic oppression

Title Schedule:

September: Call Me Indian: From the trauma of residential school to becoming the NHL's first treaty Indigenous player by Fred Sasakamoose (Register HERE)

October: Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (Register HERE)

November: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Register HERE)

Books are available at Milton Public Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Check cloudLibrary and Hoopla for eBook and eAudiobook availability.

Using Zoom

This book club will be held virtually over Zoom. The link will be sent to registered participants prior to the sessions.

Cancellations

If you cannot make a session, please cancel your spot or email oplprogram@oakville.ca

OPL reserves the right to cancel this program in advance due to low registration

This program will be considered cancelled if zero (0) attendees arrive within the first fifteen (15) minutes of the stated program time.

Halton Equity and Diversity Book Club

Librarians and passionate members of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable invite you join with folks from across Halton Region to meet and discuss a diverse collection of books. 

This new book club, in partnership with the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR), Halton Hills Public Library (HHPL), Milton Public Library (MPL), and Oakville Public Library (OPL) invites members of the community to engage in exploring diverse titles that dig deeper into equity, diversity and inclusion.

HEDR is a community-wide initiative and collaborative of organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.

The learning outcomes of the book club are:

1. Foster social inclusion and connection

2. Uphold and commit to our value of inclusion

3. Build awareness in our community of systemic oppression