Posts Tagged ‘book clubs’

If your book club is between books, there may be something for you in the library’s book group kits.  At the www.aclibrary.org home page, do a title or keyword search for “book group kit” to find a list of titles.  Each kit consists of a bag that contains one study guide and ten copies of the title, so members of your book club won’t have to go and find their own copy.

Childcare providers and parents can search for “story times to go”.  The search results will list thematic kits containing books and materials for children.  The materials come in a blue bin and may include a DVD, puppets and books, depending on the theme.

Holds can be placed as usual on titles in group kits and story times to go.  Check them out.

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Here’s the scoop. You’ve moved. Remembering what fun you had in your former book club, you investigate your local neighborhood network group. Maybe you can start your own club.

The library has a particularly useful help site in Lit Lovers, a “well-read online community.” This site will help you start your own book club – they have tips about all aspects, from selecting and discussing your selection as well as questions for both fiction and non-fiction titles. In addition there are games and icebreakers.

You’ve launched your group. Now it’s time to choose your monthly title. How else can the library specifically help? Particularly useful are the library’s book kits, which contain 10 copies of one title, a discussion guide, and can be checked out for six weeks to one person. In addition, the kits can be reserved.Planning in advance is easy. By doing a key word search, using the term “book group kit,” you will get an extensive selection of over 100 hundred titles. Be sure and sort the list for adult titles, however.

The library also has Novelist Plus, a book selection site that will give capsule summaries by category as well as guides, and author read-alikes. (Navigation: Library home page > Resources > A-Z > N > Novelist +)

There’s even more on our website. Do explore our guide particularly the tab about book discussion groups.

Happy reading!

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Book Club

Attention 6th, 7th and 8th graders! Our Tween Page Turners Book Group is going to be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month, beginning today! If you love to read and discuss books you’ve read with other tweens, this is the group for you. We meet once a month in Conference Room A, from 4-5 pm. You must register in advance for the group at the Children’s Desk, where you will receive a copy of this month’s book and some questions to consider for our discussion. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Mary Ayers at:  mcayers@aclibrary.org or call (510) 745-1408.

This month we read a variety of advanced reader’s copies. Stop by the meeting to sign up for next month’s book, or stop by the Children’s Desk after today (5/25/11).

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We have so many things going on ! On January 14th at the Irvington library we will  watch Tuck Everlasting at 3pm . Then on January 28 at 330 we will compare the book to the movie. Sign up for the book club and get a guaranteed seat at the movie. Everyone else – show up 1/2 hour early for a ticket.

Here is the movie trailer:

Call 795 -2631 or email Bethfor more more information.

This week on January 8th at 4pm we will be discussingThe View from Saturday at the Centerville Library.Questions to think about:

Would you ever want to compete in an Academic Bowl?

Have you ever been embarrassed by a parent or grandparent?

Have you ever been compared to an older sibling or relative or even another kid in your neighborhood? How did it make you feel?

For more information call 795- 2629 or email Beth .

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October is a great month for the Fremont Libraries. October is when the Book Clubs return to the Centerville and Irvington Branches.

On October 9th from 4 to 5pm, by popular request, we will be doing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . What was your favorite part? Is there anything you would change? If there was an eight book what would like to see in it?


  On October 22nd from 330 to 430 pm , we are discussing Coarline by Neil Gaiman. The Story:Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. Do you like to explore? Have you ever found anything you didn’t want to find? Have you ever wondered how brave you would be if you found something really creepy?

To join the book clubs, come into the libraries and sign up; or Call the Centerville (795-2629) or Irvington ( 795-2631) libraries;  or email Beth .  Limited copies of the books are available for check out.

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My favorite thing to do is to talk about books. I do lots of other things at the library, but talking about books is something I do all the time. Everywhere. So you can imagine my disappointment when a majority of the kids from the Irvington book club had the flu last week . The good news: We were able to reschedule our book club meeting. So on April 9th at 3:30 we will be discussing Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami.


If you haven’t read Bindi Babes , it is a funny and touching story of three Indian sisters that live in England with their father. From the outside , their lives look perfect. They are good students; they are liked by their classmates ; and they have all the stuff a girl could ever want. But, about a year ago, their mother died. Since their mother’s death, their father has spent most of his waking hours working and the girls have been on their own. Their father feels that his girls need a woman in their lives. The fun begins when Auntie arrives. Suddenly the girls have to go to bed at a reasonable hour and they no longer get everything they desire. The girls decide Auntie must go! They decide to try and marry her off. But Auntie is always one step ahead of the girls…

winndixie1.jpgNeed more opportunities to talk books? Join the Centerville kids book club at 4:00 this Thursday and discuss about Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Dicamillo .

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