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Brown Bag Book Club: Home

A Book Club for Anyone to Enjoy


two brown paper lunch sacksWelcome to the Brown Bag Book Club

Hosted by Kirtland Library

 Kirtland Staff and Faculty are welcome!

The BBBC provides space for members of the Kirtland Community to connect over reading.

We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

September/October 2022 Book Pick

The September/October 2022 read is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

From Amazon: Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Meeting Times & Dates

  • Dates: Thursdays - Sept. 28, Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022 -  Join us for 1 or all the sessions as your schedule permits!
  • Time:  12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location:  Zoom - Contact the Library at for the Zoom Link

Weekly Break Down:

Week 1 Thursday, September 28 - pages 3-103. Chapter titles: Leaflets-Trapped

Week 2 Thursday, October 6 - pages 107-211. Chapter titles: Chateau-What They Have

Week 3 Thursday October 13 - pages 212-313. Chapter titles: Trip Wire-In the Attic

Week 4 Thursday, October 20 - pages 317-424. Prisoners-The Girl

Week 5 Thursday, October 27 - pages 425-530: Little House-Thirteen

Get a Copy!

Here are several ways you can get a copy of book:

  • Download and read or listen to it on your own device through the OverDrive or Libby app.
  • Purchase your own copy through a bookstore or vendor like Amazon.
  • Purchase and download to your Kindle through Amazon. 
  • Purchase and download an audiobook copy through Audible.
  • Check out a copy at your local public library.
  • Borrow a copy through Interlibrary loan (free of charge) by contacting Kirtland's Library.

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours:  8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246

Email:  Please allow 24-48 hours for response

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