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Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Teen Book Discussion

We meet one evening of every month in the Teen Room to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 8-12 are welcome. Refreshments are served. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk.

November Teen Book Discussion 11/9/16 @ 6:30PM

November Teen Book Discussion 11/9/16 @ 6:30PM

The book of the month is: ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien.   They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication,...
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October Teen Book Discussion 10/12/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 8-12)

October Teen Book Discussion 10/12/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘Incantation’ by Alice Hoffman.   From a New York Times bestselling author comes a journey of loss and rebirth with a startling premise inspired by historical fact. Estrella is a Marrano: one of the Spanish Jews living double lives when those who refused conversion risked everything. Estrella’s discovery...
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September Teen Book Discussion 9/14/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 8-12)

September Teen Book Discussion 9/14/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 8-12)

The 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 on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother...
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‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘July T/ween Book Discussion’ – Weds, July 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm (Register Grades 5-Up)

‘An award-winning and inspiring novel.  When Jessica’s dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before.’ Book of the Month: ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen We combined the tween (grades 5-7) and teen (grades 8-12) in the summer for one awesome time of candy and chat. ...
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June Teen Book Discussion 6/8/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

June Teen Book Discussion 6/8/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love. Tennyson: Don’t get me started on the Bruiser. He was...
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May Teen Book Discussion 5/11/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

May Teen Book Discussion 5/11/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: The 100 by Kass Morgan No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on...
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April Teen Book Discussion 4/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

April Teen Book Discussion 4/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: ‘My Sisters Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation...
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March Teen Book Discussion 3/9/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

March Teen Book Discussion 3/9/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

The book of the month is: Panic by Lauren Oliver From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes an extraordinary novel of fear, friendship, courage, and hope that Kirkus Reviews says ‘will have readers up until the wee hours,’ School Library Journal raves is ‘fast-paced and captivating,’ and E. Lockhart, author of We...
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February Teen Book Discussion 2/10/16 @6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

February Teen Book Discussion 2/10/16 @6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

This months book is ‘Sickened’ by Julie Gregory. From early childhood, Julie Gregory was continually X-rayed, medicated, and operated on—in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother’s mind. Munchausen by proxy (MBP) is the world’s most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse, in which the caretaker—almost always the...
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January Teen Book Discussion 1/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

January Teen Book Discussion 1/13/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the ‘monster,’ the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or ‘crank.’ Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne’er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers...
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