Book Clubs

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Too old for storytime? Join us for a book club!
We offer two monthly book clubs for children in grades 3 through 8. Registration is preferred but not required. Please call 617-376-2411 to ask about the upcoming meetings. Our children's book clubs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Cartoon owl in front of a moon with the words Night Owl Book Club  The Night Owl Book Club - 3rd and 4th graders
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Each month a new title is selected and made available at the Main Library Children's Room. Children read the book and then discuss it together. (This program does not meet June through September.)
June: Thursday, 6/8 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen. 
     
 Cartoon phoenix in front of a sun with the words Phoenix Book Club The Phoenix Book Club - 5th through 8th graders
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Each month a new theme or genre is selected. Children choose their own books from a prepared list and share their thoughts on the book they read and the theme or genre. In the summer specific titles are discussed.
June: Tuesday, 6/13 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Oversize
The Oversize collection is a group of books that are too tall to fit comfortable on our regular shelves. They're picture books for older readers, tall books, wide books, stories of all sorts. But because they're not shelved in with the rest of the collection, they frequently get overlooked. Take some time this month to look through this collection for something you may never have noticed before.
July: Tuesday, 7/11 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
August: Tuesday, 8/8 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
   
 Drawing of the Hogwarts crest The Harry Potter Book Club - All Ages (Kids, teens, adults!)
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wollaston Branch Library 
Join us as we read our way through the Harry Potter series, one book per month from January through July! Whether it's your first time reading the books or you have them all memorized, you're welcome to come talk about Harry Potter with us at the Wollaston Branch. 
June: 6/21 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
July: 7/19 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
August: 8/16 - The Cursed Child, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages

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