Book Clubs

Adult book clubs are casual and welcoming. Meet other adults and discuss literature of all types. Book clubs promote critical thinking and a love of reading.

The Markham Public Library offers 14 different book clubs. They meet once a month.

Bokclub Branch Barcode Start Date End Date Time
Book Club - Adult Angus Glen Library 353513 September 11, 2019 June 10, 2020  1:30 PM -  3:15 PM
Book Club - ESL Angus Glen Library 353514 September 19, 2019 June 18, 2010  1:30 PM -  3:00 PM
Book Club - Adult Cornell Library 353516 September 4, 2019 June 3, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Book Club - Adult Markham Village Library 353517 September 16, 2019 June 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Book Club - Adult Markham Village Library 353518 September 25, 2019 June 24, 2020  7:00 PM -  8:30 PM
Book Club - ESL Milliken Mills Library 353519 September 10, 2019 June 9, 2020  1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
Book Club - Adult Thornhill C.C. Library 353520 September 25, 2019 June 24, 2020  2:00 PM -  3:45 PM
Book Club - Adult Thornhill C.C. Library 353521 September 11, 2019 June 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Book Club - Adult Thornhill Village Library 353522 September 10, 2019 June 9, 2020  6:30 PM -  7:30 PM
Book Club - Adult Thornhill Village Library 353523 September 18, 2019 June 17, 2020  1:00 PM -  2:00 PM
Book Club - Adult Thornhill Village Library 353524 September 12, 2019 June 11, 2020  6:30 PM -  7:30 PM
Book Club - Adult Unionville Library 353525 September 25, 2019 June 24, 2020  1:30 PM -  3:00 PM
Book Club - Adult Unionville Library 353526 September 26, 2019 June 25, 2020  7:00 PM -  8:30 PM
Book Club - Cantonese Milliken Mills Library 353527 September 16, 2019 June 15, 2020  1:30 PM -  3:00 PM

Thinking of starting a book club?

These books in our collection will help you get started with organizing and running your book club.  We also suggest
  Readinggroupchoices.com for advice, tips and reading recommendations.  Novelist is an excellent online resource for book discussion guides.

Your book club can borrow Book Club Kits with multiple copies of one title so that everyone in your club has a copy of the book.

Book Club Guidelines

Sharing a book-reading experience can be inspiring, stimulating and sometimes challenging when there’s a diversity of opinions about topics or themes of the book. Our objective is to offer a welcoming and inclusive space where we can meet to discuss books in an environment where all opinions are respected, new friendships are made and existing ones are strengthened. To create a positive experience we ask all participants to follow these guidelines:

  1. Success depends on participation – collectively we should share ideas, ask questions, and engage others in conversation.
  2. Respectfully listen and hold space for others.
  3. Listen to understand, share your unique perspective, and speak honestly.
  4. Be positive, non-judgmental and open to new ideas.
  5. Critique ideas, not people. Remember to practice non-defensiveness during the discussion.
  6. Respect each other’s thinking and value their contributions. Everything happens through courageous conversations.
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