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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.


2022 Fall Book Clubs

Fall Book Clubs are here at 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, October 11 at 7:00PM: What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris 

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00PM: Honor by Thrity Umrigar 

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00PM: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Genre Book Club

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00PM: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix- Available on CloudLibrary

Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00PM: No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull - Available on Hoopla

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00PM: The Light Always Breaks by Angela Jackson-Brown- Available on Hoopla

Main Book Club

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00PM: TrueBiz by Sara Novic

Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00PM: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson 

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00PM: The Strangers by Katherena Vermette 

Sherwood Book Club

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00PM: The Strangers by Katherena Vermette 

Thursday, November 17 at 7:00PM: Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki 

Thursday, December 15 at 7:00PM: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

Cook the Book Club

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00PM: From Harvest to Home by Alicia Tenise Chew 2022- Available on Hoopla

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00PM: Filipinx Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora by Angela Dimayuga, Ligaya Mishan 2021- Available on Hoopla

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00PM: Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season by Sarah Kieffer 2021- Available on Hoopla

Killer Thriller Book Club

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00PM: Murder at the Book Club by Betsy Reavley 

​Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00PM: Dreadfulwater by Thomas King 

Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00PM: The Secret History by Donna Tartt 

Podcast & Pints

Like a book club, but for podcasts! This club meets every month at Third Moon Brewery from 7pm-8pm. We’ll be serving up great discussions for podcasts lovers and new podcast listeners. Come and discuss podcasts with people in your community.

Third Moon Brewery is located at 295 Alliance Rd Unit 3, Milton, ON L9T 4W8

Thursday, September, 29 at 7:00PM: Well Being

Thursday, October, 20 at 7:00PM: Community

Thursday, December, 1 at 7:00PM: Food and Culture

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:

April: Divergent Mind: Thriving in a world that wasn’t designed for you by Jenara Nerenber (REGISTER HERE)
May: Being Seen: One deafblind woman’s flight to end ableism by Elsa Sjunneson (REGISTER HERE)
June: Unreconciled: Family, truth and Indigenous resistance by Jesse Wente (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.