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Book Discussions

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Registration for book discussions takes place in the Children's Room beginning Monday, September 8, at 9:30 AM. Non-residents can register beginning Monday, September 22, at 9:30 AM. For more information, look in the Children’s Room for our fall flyers or ask a Children’s Librarian.

Children are asked to bring a brown-bag dinner. A beverage and snack will be provided. Please notify librarians if your child has any food allergies.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

Chapter Chat

Children who are in Second Grade are ready for their first book discussion group. Book discussions are designed to help children start thinking critically about books and grow confident in sharing their opinions and enjoyment of children’s literature.

"Chapter Chat" is our introductory book discussion for second graders. All participants read the same book. At each meeting, the children exchange opinions, play games based upon the book, watch a book-based film, and do a craft. Sign up is for both sessions.

Wednesday, October 22 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (rescheduled from Thursday, October 16)
Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books, by Doug Cushman.

Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Don't Sit on My Lunch (A Ready Freddy book), by Abby Klein.

The Book Ends

"The Book Ends" is a book discussion for children presently enrolled in Grades 3-5. We’ll play games, make crafts and other activities inspired by kids’ favorites, and we’ll talk about great reads. Children will be registered for both sessions.

Thursday, October 23, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery, by Deborah & James Howe

Thursday, November 20 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Last Holiday Concert, by Andrew Clements

Bonding Bookworms: A Parent-Child Book Discussion

"Bonding Bookworms" is a parent-child book discussion for children presently enrolled in Grades 4-5 and a parent, grandparent, guardian, or other special adult. The program is an hour.

Thursday, December 4, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 14 2014 1:37 PM  

Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM