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.)
|February:||Monday, 2/9 - 6:30 p.m. - We will be starting early to watch a movie based on this month's book.
Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
|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.
|February:||Tuesday, 2/10 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Award Winners
Each year the American Library Association gives out many different awards to authors and illustrators. The most well-known children's literature awards are the Newbery and Caldecott medals, but those aren't the only ones. This month we'll be reading books that have won the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Batchelder, Sibert, Schneider, and Belpré awards in the past several years. Pick an award winner and decide for yourself if you think it deserved to win.
|March:||Tuesday, March 17th - 3rd Tuesday!
Theme: Historical Fiction - World War II
We've got a serious theme this month: Go back in time to the 1930s and 1940s with books about World War II. It's called a world war for a reason; not all of our books take place in Europe. Try a book set in Asia or the United States and learn about what was going on during the war all over the world.