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
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.)
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
                                                          
January: Monday, 1/12 - 7:00 p.m.
Book: The One and Only Ivan
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
   
 Cartoon phoenix 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.
January: Tuesday, 1/13 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Magicians, Wizards, Witches
For January we'll be diving into fantasy again, focusing on books that feature people who use magic in some way. They could be born with magical powers like Harry Potter or they could be given their powers by someone else. They could live in the past, present, future, or another world entirely. Find a book full of spellcasting and join us to talk about it in January. 

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