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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.)
|March:||Monday, 3/10, 7:00 p.m.
Book: The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
|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.
|March:||Tuesday, 3/11, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Time Travel
Whether it's by magic, a time machine or through mysterious unknown methods, time travel stories let us explore years gone by or the distant future. What would it be like to suddenly find yourself 1000 years in the past? Or what if you could zap yourself a week into the future? Take a trip through time and join us to talk about where and when we went.
|April:||Tuesday, 4/8, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry comes in many forms, from short rhyming sonnets to epic page-long stories with not a rhyme to be found. What makes a poem a poem? Why might an author choose to tell a story in verse instead of prose? What is the difference between a villanelle and a sestina (and what are they in the first place)? We'll be reading a variety of poetry for this month, choosing from books of shorter poems and full novels written in verse, then talking about what we've read and looking at some poetic forms you might not have heard of, like the yadu and pantoum.