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.)
|December:||Monday, 12/12 - 7:00 p.m.
Book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!
|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.
|December:||Tuesday, 12/9 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Graphic Novels
For December, take a look through our graphic novel collection. You could pick part of a series, like Tintin. You could pick a single story, like Rapunzel's Revenge. We have graphic novel versions of text novels, like the Percy Jackson books or The Hobbit. We have manga and even nonfiction. So long as it's in graphic novel format, grab it, read it and come talk about it in December.
|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.