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.

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.)
January: Thursday, 1/14- 7:00 p.m.
Title: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. 
February: Thursday, 2/11 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise 
   
 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.
January: Tuesday, 1/12 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Steampunk
What exactly is Steampunk? It's a cross between historical fiction and science fiction, with stories set in the past (often the Victorian era) but with technology we definitely didn't have back then. But instead of sleek futuristic computers and robots, Steampunk features steam-powered machines and automatons. Many steampunk books are written more for adults than kids, but we've found a few and we have them set aside in the Children's Room. Come take a look and join us to talk about it in January!
February: Tuesday, 2/9 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Award Winners 

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