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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

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.

January Tween Book Discussion 1/4/17 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

January Tween Book Discussion 1/4/17 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Roller Girl’ by Victoria Jamieson The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile! For most of her twelve years, Astrid...
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December Tween Book Discussion 12/7/16 @ 6:30 PM (Grades 5-7)

December Tween Book Discussion 12/7/16 @ 6:30 PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie’ by Jordan Sonnenblick.   A brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh, and break their hearts at the same time. Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost). He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the...
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November Tween Book Discussion 11/2/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

November Tween Book Discussion 11/2/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘The Terrible Two’ by Mac Barnett & Jory John. Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly...
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October Tween Book Discussion 10/5/16 @ 6:30 PM (Grades 5-7)

October Tween Book Discussion 10/5/16 @ 6:30 PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman. Coraline’s often wondered what’s behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears. Coraline is surprised to find a flat decorated exactly like her...
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September Tween Book Discussion 9/7/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

September Tween Book Discussion 9/7/16 @ 6:30PM (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Cracker: The Best Dog on the Battlefield’ by Cynthia Kadohata. Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It’s an utterly unique powerhouse...
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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 Tween Book Discussion 6/1/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

June Tween Book Discussion 6/1/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

The book of the month is: ‘Chains’ by Laurie Halse Anderson If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate...
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May Tween Book Discussion 5/4/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

May Tween Book Discussion 5/4/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

This month, there are two book options for this discussion.  You may read one or the other, or both if you would like.  We recommend that at least one of the books are read in order to participate in our discussion! OPTION ONE ‘Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature’ by Robin Brande Your...
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April Tween Book Discussion 4/6/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 8-12)

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

The book of the month is: ‘Running Out Of Night’ by Sharon Lovejoy Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own...
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March Tween Book Discussion 3/2/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

March Tween Book Discussion 3/2/16 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-7)

‘El Deafo’ by Cece Bell “Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age...
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