Category: Book Clubs

September Tween Book Discussion 9/7/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Cracker: The Best Dog on the Battlefield’ by Cynthia Kadohata. Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It’s an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira. We meet the FIRST Wednesday evening… Read more

‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘An award-winning and inspiring novel.  When Jessica’s dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.’ Book of the Month: ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen We combined the tween (grades 5-7) and teen (grades 8-12) in the summer for one awesome time of candy and chat.  The summer reading theme is GET IN THE GAME, and this book exemplifies how to get… Read more

Brown Bag Book Club Tuesday, July 12, 2:00pm

This month we’ll read ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a super-nerd and the teacher’s pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda’s world.… Read more

June Tween Book Discussion 6/1/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Chains’ by Laurie Halse Anderson If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy… Read more

May Tween Book Discussion 5/4/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

This month, there are two book options for this discussion.  You may read one or the other, or both if you would like.  We recommend that at least one of the books are read in order to participate in our discussion! OPTION ONE ‘Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature’ by Robin Brande Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates… Read more

April Tween Book Discussion 4/6/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘Running Out Of Night’ by Sharon Lovejoy Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own freedom, the girl decides to run away, and she and Zenobia set off on a harrowing… Read more

Brown Bag Book Club (Grades 3 & 4) – Monday, March 21, 6-7:00PM

WinnDixie1We meet the 3rd Monday of each month. Come enjoy the book talking with other friends. Bring a bag supper and we provide the drinks and dessert. Books are in the children’s room for checking out. Because of Winn-Dixie is a children’s novel written by Kate DiCamillo, which was published in 2000, and was the winner of a Newbery Honor distinction the following year. Although she lives in the Friendly… Read more