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. Our children's book clubs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
|The Night Owl Book Club - 3rd and 4th graders
Meets the second Thursday of each month at 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:||Thursday, 5/11 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse... Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe.
|The Phoenix Book Club - 5th through 8th graders
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 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, 5/9 - 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Civil Rights
This month, at the request of the group, we're going back to Historical Fiction and tackling another heavy topic: Civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement. While the bulk of what we'll be reading will focus on the fight for civil rights in the 1960s, we'll also take a look back at what led up to the movement and the time after it, all the way up to today. To make sure we're educated on the topic, nonfiction will also be encouraged this month. We'll have plenty of books set aside in the Children's Room but please feel free to find your own as well.
|The Harry Potter Book Club - All Ages (Kids, teens, adults!)
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wollaston Branch Library
Join us as we read our way through the Harry Potter series, one book per month from January through July! Whether it's your first time reading the books or you have them all memorized, you're welcome to come talk about Harry Potter with us at the Wollaston Branch.
April 19th - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
May 17th - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix