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.

 Yellow circle with a picture of a chickadee on it, over the words Chickadees Book Club NEW! The Chickadees Book Club - 1st and 2nd graders - Registration REQUIRED
Meets weekly on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 - Please check the schedule below for upcoming meetings 
This group works a little differently than our other book groups - It's a bit of a cross between a book group and a storytime. The Chickadees will peet in five week sessions on Monday evenings in the Main Library children's room. During our first session we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories by reading a different story each week and discussing it. As the year goes on, we'll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for this program. Registration for the fall session begins on October 31st at 9:00 a.m. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411, or in person in the Main Library children's room. If you have any questions, please contact the children's room and ask for Mrs. Miller.
  Fall: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11
Registration starts 10/31 at 9:00 a.m. - Call 617-376-2411 or register online.
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.)
November: Thursday, 11/9 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman
"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."
"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."
Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.
Pick up a copy at the children's desk in the Main Library after 10/12.
 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.
November: Tuesday, 11/14
Theme: Monsters
This month we'll be discussing monsters. Werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, cryptids of all kinds - read a book about a supernatural creature. It could be a scary book to keep you up at night, or it could be a silly take on a normally frightening beast. Find a book with a creepy creature and come tell us about it. There are books with a wide variety of monsters available in the children's room. Just ask at the desk! Too busy to join us this month? That's fine! Drop by any time to find out when we'll be meeting next.

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