Everyone is welcome! No book purchase is necessary to participate. Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians. For more info: Rebecca 684-3813.
Middle School/Teen Book Club (for those going into 5th - 9th grades)
We'll met this summer twice: On Wed. June 29th at 1:00, and Wed. Aug. 3rd at 1:00 (second date could be changed if people at first one want to). Books will be available to pick up a few weeks before the discussion date. For the first book, you can pick up your book any time after June 1st. Call the library if interested (715-684-3813) and we will get you a free copy of the next book (ask for Hope; Hope Melander is the facilitator). No buying of a book is necessary. Come have fun and meet other people who like to read too!
The title for the second discussion is: Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Holk. Wolf Hollow By Lauren Wolk
Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.
During the school year the group meets less often as participants are busy with schoolwork, but meets occasionally as the group chooses. Meetings can be on the last Tuesday of each month at 3:45 for about 45 minutes, but day and time are up for negotiation. Or occasional meetings can happen just once or twice a year for busy students. B-W Bus #9 stops right at the library at 3:35 (remember a note that morning if you are changing buses). A snack is provided if groups meets during the schoolyear.
Afternoon Book Club: (ages 18 and over) - Meets last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.
Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can order multiple copies from the MORE system and no book purchase is necessary to participate.
Tues. July 26, 1:00pm
We Never Asked for Wings
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (author of The Language of Flowers)
For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children--Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six--in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she's worked for and her family's fragile hopes for the future."--Publisher's description
Book Discussion - Evening Group
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7:00 pm
I Am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2014.
If interested, e-mail Joni at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please order your copy of the book from the MORE system or ask the library staff for help.