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


May: Monday, 5/12, 6:30 p.m. - Early start!
Book: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Read the book then join the group to see the movie.
  The Night Owls do not meet during the summer but incoming 5th graders are welcome to join the Phoenix Book Club from June on.
 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.
May: Tuesday, 5/13, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Oversize
Just because it looks like a picture book, does that mean it's just for little kids? Of course not! Older readers can enjoy a picture book too, and fortunately for us there are a number of picture books written specifically for older readers. We have a special section for these books: Whether it's because the story is longer than a typical picture book or the story and subject are more appropriate or interesting for older kids, take a look at our Oversize shelves to find something interesting.
June: Tuesday, 6/10, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Science
The nationwide summer reading theme for 2014 is science! Get a head start on your summer reading by picking out a book with science at its core. It could be science fact, historical fiction about scientific discovery or science fiction. Pick a science themed fiction or nonfiction book from the selections behind the desk in the Children's Room and join us for our annual end-of-school/beginning-of-summer pizza party. Soon-to-be 5th graders from the Night Owls book club are welcome to join us and introduce themselves. Please let us know if you will be attending so we will have enough pizza for all.

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