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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.
|The Night Owl Book Club - 3rd and 4th graders
Meets the second Monday of each month. 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.)
|The Night Owl Book Club is on summer hiatus. Check back at the end of the summer to find out what we'll be reading next!
|The Phoenix Book Club - 5th through 8th graders
Meets the second Tuesday of each month. 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, 6/11, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: "Oversize" books
Did you know that there are picture books meant for older readers? These aren't the sorts of picture books kindergarteners read. Some of them have complex stories and some are scary. Some are a little longer than a regular picture book but still have plenty of illustrations. A couple have puzzles to solve. Pick a book from the Main Library's Oversize collection or ask at one of the branches for help.
If you are planning on attending this discussion, please make sure to contact the library. We will be having a special treat and need to know how many will be coming.
|July:||Thursday, 7/11, 7:00 p.m.
Title: City of Ember
For the summer the Phoenix Book Club will be moving to Thursdays while the Tuesdays host our summer storyteller series.
Have you ever imagined what life would be like if you lived deep underground? What if you'd never even seen the sun and didn't know it existed? In the city of Ember the people have lived for generations without ever coming above ground. They've been there so long they don't know how to get out. But they'll have to when their supplies run low and the power starts to go out. Join us for a discussion of this book and make a treasure box to hold your secrets.