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 in front of a moon with the words Night Owl Book Club  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.)
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. 
November: Thursday, October 12th - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
Flora the pig was born for adventure: "If it's unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I'm your pig," she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she's on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating—and dangerous—adventure of her life.  
 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.
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. 
November: Tuesday, 11/10 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Mysteries
Pick up a good mystery this month and read all about whodunit! Murder, theft, mayhem, kidnapping and more can be present in a good mystery. A good one might be creepy and suspenseful, but mysteries can be funny and lighthearted too! Grab one and see if you can solve the case before the characters do!

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