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.)
|November:||Monday, 11/10 - 7:00 p.m.
Book: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Flora, obsessed with superhero comics, immediately recognizes and gives her wholehearted support to a squirrel that, after a near-fatal brush with a vacuum cleaner, develops the ability to fly and type poetry. The 10-year-old hides her new friend from the certain disapproval of her self-absorbed, romance-writer mother, but it is on the woman's typewriter that Ulysses pours out his creations.
-School Library Journal
|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.
|November:||Tuesday, 11/18 - 7:00 p.m. - 3rd Tuesday due to Veterans Day
Werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, cryptids of all kinds - read a book about a supernatural creature for November. It could be a scary book to keep you up at night, or it could be a silly take on a normally frightening monster. Find a book with a creepy creature and come tell us all about it.
|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.