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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.


NEW! 2022 Winter Book Clubs

Winter 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, February 8 at 7:00PM: Hamnet & Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00PM: Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00PM: Midnight Library by Matt Haig 

Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00PM: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Cook the Book Club

Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm: Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies and more by Nadiya Hussain

Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm: Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes by Bryant Terry

Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm: Dreena's Kind Kitchen: 100 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes to Enjoy Every Day by Dreena Burton

Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00pm: Jew-ish A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake Cohen - LGBTQ+

Main Book Club

Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00pm: The House In the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00pm: Gutter Child by Jael Richardson

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00pm: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Club

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00pm: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00pm: Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn

CanLit Bookclub

Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00pm: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00pm: The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onubia

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00pm: The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00pm: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Killer Thriller Book Club

Thursday, Feb 24 at 7:00pm: Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Thursday, Mar 24 at 7:00pm: Razorblade Tears - S.A. Cosby

Thursday, Apr 21 at 7:00pm: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm: Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garci

Romance Book Club

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00pm: Claimed by J.R Ward

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00pm: The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00pm: The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00pm: Scoundrel of My Heart by Lorraine Heath

Sherwood Book Club

Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00pm: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm: Judith and Hamnett by Maggie O’Farrell

Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm: Gutter Child by Jael Richardson

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