Category: Tween Book Discussion

We meet one evening of every month in the Teen Room of the library to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 5-7 (not young adults, but not children, hence TWEENS) are welcome. Refreshments are served.

COMBINED T/ween Book Discussion: Wednesday, December 5th @6:30

Teens and Tweens come together for this months read: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, November 7th @6:30

The book of the month is ‘Brave’ by Svetlana Chmakova In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different – math is hard, getting along with friends is hard…Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure’s on… Read more

Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7): Wednesday, October 3rd @6:30

The book of the month is ‘Number the Stars’ by Lois Lowry As the German troops begin their campaign to ‘relocate’ all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, September 5th @6:30

The book of the month is Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister….And they don’t even believe I’m in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents act more oddly than usual. Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the… Read more

T/ween Book Talks ROCK 7/11/18 @ 6:30pm (Register Grades 5 and Up!)

Join us as we talk together about ‘Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie’ by Jordan Sonnenblick’ and rock out to this book.  Conversation, candy, and chillin’. This is a great read for middle and high school ages.  Copies of this book are available at the main desk. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in… Read more

May Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) Wednesday 5/2/17 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Ghosts’ by Raina Telgemeier.  From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters! Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool,… Read more

April Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) Wednesday 4/4/18 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson.  Jess Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing all summer and can’t wait to see his classmates’ faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys’ side and outruns everyone. That’s not a very promising beginning for… Read more

March Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) 3/7/18 @6:30pm CANCELLED DUE TO STORM

The book of the month is ‘Schooled’ by Gordon Korman. Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a school counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him… Read more

February Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) Wednesday 2/7/18 @6:30pm CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The book of the month is ‘The Courage of Cat Campbell’ by Natasha Lowe.   Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities are bursting to be mastered in this charming coming-of-age story set in the world of The Power of Poppy Pendle.Cat Campbell has had magical powers since the day she was born, but she didn’t always know that. Cat’s mother believes magic ruins lives, and even as Cat’s… Read more

January Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) Wednesday 1/3/18 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Call Me Hope’ by Gretchen Olson. As 11-year-old Hope struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother, she’s tempted to run away but instead chooses resilience. She creates a secret safe haven and an innovative point system (giving herself points for every bad thing her mother says to her); finds comfort and inspiration from Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young… Read more