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.

Cartoon owl holding a stack of books on its back.  The Night Owl Book Club - 3rd and 4th graders - NEW DAY!
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.)
A girl with glasses seated at a table, reading a book and peeking over the top edge of the coverA group of six middle school girls and a librarian, seated and standing around a table
October: Thursday, October 8th - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Mr. & Mrs. Bunny, Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath
In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. 
 Cartoon phoenix 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.
September: Tuesday, 9/8 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Summer Reading
Did you read anything you loved this summer? What about something you hated? Come join us and talk about it to get back in the swing of things for the school year. Don't worry about reading anything in particular for book club this month, just keep in mind something you read this summer.
October: Tuesday, 10/13 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: School Stories
Now that it's fall we're going back to school! Our October theme is school stories. Pick a school for regular kids, superheroes, ghosts, maybe even witches and wizards?  The story can be realistic, supernatural, funny, creepy, mysterious, or sad, so long as it's set in a school or about one. 

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