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
                                                          
April: Monday, 4/13 - 7:00 p.m.
Book: Say What by Margaret Peterson Haddix
 
   
 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.
April:  Tuesday, 4/14 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Poetry and Novels in Verse
Head down to the 811s and 821s in our nonfiction to find a book of poems (any book of poems!) or use our catalog to look up "novels in verse" for our National Poetry Month meeting in April. If you go with a book of poetry it's up to you if you read it all. If you read a novel in verse you'll want to try and finish so you read the whole story even if it is told through poems.

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