Manga Book Club


AGES: 6th through 8th Grade

Are you a fan of manga and graphic novels? Join Parish for the Library’s new Manga Book Club. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Manga Book Club meets at 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

September 25 Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by Akira Himekawa
October 23 Seraph of the End by Yamato Yamomoto
November 27 Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama
January 22 Barrage by Kouhei Horikoshi
February 26 My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi

Chapters Book Club


AGES: 3rd through 5th Grade

Join Miss Penny and discuss some of her favorite chapter books! Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Chapters Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

September 18 Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
October 16 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
November 13 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
December 18 Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
January 22 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
February 26 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Budding Bookworms Book Club


AGES: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Calling all you curious kids for some fun reading and learning! We will explore some books from our non-fiction collection and see how fun true stories can be too! Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Budding Bookworms Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

September 11 The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller

October 9 Finding Winnie by Lindsey Mattick

November 13 Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

December 11 Gingerbread for Liberty! by Mara Rockliff

February 12 Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Pre-K Book Club


AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Miss Kyrie’s monthly book club just for pre-readers that will focus on early literacy skills and fostering a love of reading. Already read the book? Repetition strengthens connections in the brain and builds confidence in your little one. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion. Pre-K Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

October 2 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean
November 6 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
December 4 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
February 5 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

Cooking the Books


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Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Grab your apron and join Cooking the Books! For each discussion we pick a selection of cookbooks around one theme. You borrow one of the books, peruse it, select and make a recipe from it, and join us as we all get together to share the finished products, our opinions, and experiences. Copies of the books to be discussed and cooked from are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion. Cooking the Books meets at 7:00 p.m. on the following evenings:

Tuesday, October  3 — Harvest Time
Friday, December 15 — Cookie Exchange
Tuesday, February 6 — Soups & Stews

 

 

Hard-Boiled


Noir, murder, true-crime, and horror! Explore the dark and macabre side of this mortal coil. Killing, carnage, and the creeps—guaranteed! Hard-Boiled meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 27 — The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
October 25 — Dodgers by Bill Beverly
November 29 — The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr
January 31 — Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
February 28 — A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Book Brunch


Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 28 — A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October 26 — Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
November 30 — Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
January 25 — One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
February 22 — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Thursday Night Book Club


Our longest-running book discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 7 — Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
October 5 — The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
November 2 — A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
December 7 — The Professor and the Madam by Simon Winchester
February 1 — American Gods by Neil Gaiman

 

 

Lit Chicks


Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 18 — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before  by Jenny Han
October 16 — When We Collided  by Emery Lord
November 20 — Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
December 18 — Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
February 20 — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell