Tween Book Club - ages 9-12
October 25, 4:30-5:30 PM
Melissa's Story (George), by Alex Gino
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.
George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
Role Playing with Skot
Two sessions: November 1 - 15, and November 29 -December 13
Join long-time Games Master Skot Rieffer for a game of Technoir. This is a 3-session program, each Monday the program will run for 1 1/2 hours (4:30 - 6). Choose from the November or the December sessions, contact Catherine at the library to sign-up. The sessions are limited to 7 players each.
Technoir is a futuristic role-playing game in a noire setting, rather different from Dungeons and Dragons. It encourages more Role Play, and vocabulary to solve the problems facing the characters. It is a darker setting, Skot will adjust the content accordingly for the age range of the group. Best for kids 10 and older.
Interview with Lynne Kelly, author of Song for a Whale
Song for a Whale, by Lynne Kelly
The story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.
From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.
When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?
The Tween Book club read Song for a Whale, by Lynne Kelly for their February 2021 book discussion. The author graciously agreed to answer questions from the group. Take a look at the interview, which includes a link to a fascinating article, complete with recordings of whale sounds.
Teen Book Club Interview with author Adam Rex
Check out this interview with the author of one of our favorite reads, The True Meaning of Smekday. We have often read the book for an end of the year selection (just because we like it so much). Adam Rex offered to answer questions for our group, take a look at what he had to say.