Tag: Book Discussion

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 @6:30pm

night diaryThe book of the month is The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.    It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s too dangerous to stay… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @6:30pm

soldThe book of the month is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her black-and-white speckled goat, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @6:30pm

allegedlyThe book of the month is Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson.   Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say. Mary… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @6:30 PM

lincolnThe book of the month is The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. My secret life is filled with psychic vampires, wheelchair zombies, chain-rattlin’ ghosts, and a one-eyed cat. But they’re nothing compared to my real-life stalker: a sixth-grade girl named Kandi Kain. . . .Lincoln Jones is always working on the latest story he’s got going in his notebook. Those stories are his refuge. A place where the hero always… Read more

Healthy Appetizers for the Holidays Challenge~ (Registration Required) @ 6:30 Monday, 12/16/2019

appetizer-1386743_640Join us for a ‘Healthy Appetizers for the Holidays Challenge”. We will be using Kimball Library healthy cookbooks, magazines and on-line magazines from Overdrive.  Browse our Kimball collection and online resources and choose a “Yummy” appetizer to try out at home and then make some extra to share with the group. Bring samples to share and copies of what you made so others can go home and recreate your delightful… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, November 4th @6:30pm

The book of the month is The Declaration by Gemma Malley. 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… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

YAY for YA (Ages 13+) Tuesday, November 12th @6:30pm

The book of the month is Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them any more. This… Read more

Tween Book Club (Ages 10-12) Wednesday, November 4th @6:30pm

The book of the month is The Declaration by Gemma Malley. 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… Read more

Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore & Legends with paranormal expert Sam Baltrusis ~ (Registration Required) 6:30 on 10/17/2019

Sam WickedSalemBKBaltrusis will be discussing his 2019 release book, Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore & Legends. About The Book:  It’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport’s history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. Originally called Naumkeag, Salem means ‘peace.” However, as its historical legacy dictates, the city was anything but peaceful during the late seventeenth century. Did the reputed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, strike in Salem? Evidence supports… Read more