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.

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, November 13th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ by John Green. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, October 9th @6:30

The book of the month is ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because… 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

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 11th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘If you Find Me’ by Emily Murdoch. A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes… 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

Morning Book Group – Wednesday, August 22 – 10:15-11:30am

the rosie projectLooking 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 now available at the main desk. An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest:… Read more

SYNC = FREE Audiobooks for T/weens

What is SYNC? What? SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2017, 32 titles were given away over 16 weeks. Why? SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening. Who? SYNC is… 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

June Teen Book Discussion: 6/13/18 @6:30 PM

The book of the month is ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes.    With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie’s intelligence… Read more

June Tween Book Discussion: Wednesday, 6/6/18 @6:30pm

The book this month is ‘Rooftoppers’ by Katherine Rundell. Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive, but that means still possible. You should… Read more