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.

September Tween Book Discussion 9/1/10 @ 6:30pm

When life as Alex Morales had known it changed forever, he was working behind the counter at Joey’s Pizza. He was worried about getting elected as senior class president and making the grades to land him in a good college.  He never expected that an asteroid would hit the moon, knocking it closer in orbit to the earth and catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. He never expected to be fighting… Read more

August Tween Book Discussion 8/4/10 @ 6:30pm

There was a time when the world was sweeter….when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats…. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he’d fall for was… Read more

July Tween Book Discussion 7/7/10 @ 6:30pm

When the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can’t be trusted. What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret-a secret as big as a magical island. And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them! (After all, some children just plain need… Read more

June Tween Book Discussion 6/2/10 @ 6:30pm

Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with… Read more

May Tween Book Discussion 5/5/10 @ 6:30pm

wolfriderThe phone rang three times before Andy picked it up. ‘Hello?’ he said. A voice replied, ‘I just killed someone. I killed…Nina.’ Andy Zadinski is convinced that the man who calls himself ‘Zeke’ is serious. But no one will listen to Andy – not the police, not his friends, not even his father. They all say he’s crying wolf, even when Andy discovers that there really is a Nina Klemmer.… Read more

April Tween Book Discussion 4/7/10 @ 6:30pm

declarationAll interested mature middle school students are welcome.  THE DECLARATION:  In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets… Read more

March Big Read Book Discussion

mockingbirdIn honor of the BIG READ,  the the morning and evening discussion groups will meet in a combined effort and meet on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30pm.  That particular discussion will be led by Jennifer Lee who is a UNH-M Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature. She is a roaming humanist for book discussions, the Connections literacy program, and other humanities projects. She is senior editor at Inquiry, the… Read more

February Tween Book Discussion 2/3/10

elsewhereWelcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like… Read more

January Tween Book Discussion 2010

amazinggraceWednesday, January 6, 2010 (6:30-7:30pm) Middle School Age Gorgeous teen superstar Grace Kincaid has it all- an electric smile, million-dollar endorsement deals, and blond cover-girl looks. But what happens when America’s “It” girl doesn’t want “It” anymore? With the paparazzi stalking her every move, Grace quietly slips out of a TEEN PEOPLE photo shoot, ducks the press, and call s her mom from the boiler room of the fabled USTA… Read more

December Tween Book Discussion

We meet the FIRST Wednesday of every month in the lower level of the library to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 6-8 (not young adults, but not children, hence TWEENS) are welcome. Refreshments are served.… Read more