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.)
|May:||Monday, 5/13, 7:00 p.m.
Book: Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
|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, 5/14, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: The bottom shelf
The poor bottom shelves of our fiction collection. Dark, deep, dusty. The books that end up on the bottom shelves simply because of where they fall in alphabetical order just don't get noticed as much as the ones up above. Take a look on a bottom shelf in the chapter book section and find a neglected treasure. Avoid the Lemony Snickets and Wimpy Kids and go for a book you've never noticed before because it's been hiding down by your feet.
|June:||Tuesday, 6/11, 7:00 p.m.
Theme: "Oversize" books
Did you know that there are picture books meant for older readers? These aren't the sorts of picture books kindergarteners read. Some of them have complex stories and some are scary. Some are a little longer than a regular picture book but still have plenty of illustrations. A couple have puzzles to solve. Pick a book from the Main Library's Oversize collection or ask at one of the branches for help.
If you are planning on attending this discussion, please make sure to contact the library. We will be having a special treat and need to know how many will be coming.