Category: Book Discussions

The Kimball Library has four monthly book discussion groups.
Morning Adult Book Discussion meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 10:15 AM.
Evening Adult Book Discussion meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.
Tween Book Discussion (Grades 5-7) meets the one evening of every month at 6:30 PM.
Teen Book Discussion (Grades 8-12) meets one evening of every month at 6:30 PM.

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, March 6th @6:30

The book of the month is Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. In her search for… Read more

‘The Hate U Give’ Dinner Theatre, March 12th 6:00pm-8:30pm (Register T/weens)

Ththe hate u givee book of the month is ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. This is a special book discussion event for the month of March.   Join us to watch the film adaptation of the book while eating pizza, and then we’ll have a book discussion comparing the book to the movie.  Copies of the book may be checked out from the front desk by anyone with a Kimball, Plaistow,… Read more

Teen Book Club: RESCHEDULED TO Tuesday, February 19th @6:30

The book of the month is Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  Join us next on the 19th.  Rescheduled due to the inclement weather. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @6:30

The book of the month is Petey by Ben Mikaelsen Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the domination of the human spirit over physical obstacles. The arc of a life bound by cerebral palsy is portrayed in this riveting novel from Ben Mikaelsen. In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed. We meet the FIRST Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30pm to discuss the book… Read more

Morning Book Group Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:15-11:30am

Not my daughterLooking for an interesting morning? Come to the Morning Book Group! We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month and discuss our current book. If you haven’t read the book come anyway to listen, have coffee/tea and light refreshment. The books are available at the main desk. For January:   ‘Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky When Susan Tate’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned.  A single… Read more

Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, January 2nd @6:30

The book of the month is The Losers Club by Andrew Clements Sixth grader Alec can’t put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law–pay attention in class, or else–Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn’t a team sport, and no one would want… Read more

Healthy Holiday Cookie Swap ~ Registration Required @ 6:30 Monday, 12/17/2018

                  Join us for a holiday challenge with a new ‘Healthy Twist’ to a Holiday Cookie Swap.  *You do not have to be a cookbook club member to participate in this event which normally meets the 3rd Monday of each month.  Registration is Required.  Sign up here There is a participation challenge with this cookie swap in that each person must bring:… Read more

Morning Book Group – Wednesday, December 19, 10:15-11:45am

Behold the dreamersChange in date JUST for December! Looking for an interesting morning? Come to the Morning Book Group! We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month and discuss our current book. If you haven’t read the book come anyway to listen, have coffee/tea and light refreshment. The books are available at the main desk. A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream”the… Read more

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