We're launching a new teen book club! The selection for the first discussion is We Were Liars by New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. This modern, sophisticated suspense novel centers on a beautiful and distinguished family on a private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy; and a group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive are woven together to create a haunting and unforgettable story.
The book club will be led by Karen Willey, an 18 year teaching veteran who has spent 17 of those years teaching Language Arts to middle school students. An avid reader herself, Karen has presented numerous times at the state wide Festival of Words conference, focusing on young adult literature. Her educational philosophy has always been to create life long readers and that continues to be her focus today, both in the classroom and in the community.
The first discussion will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 AM – a full schedule of meetings and books will be available at that time. No prior registration is required. For more information, call 302-226-2665.
Come celebrate Sea Witch Weekend with Slightly Spooky Story Time!
On Saturday, October 24th, we'll be reading Fright Club by Ethan Long. Each year, on Halloween eve, Fright Club meets to go over their plan: Operation Kiddie Scare. Only the scariest of monsters can join Fright Club-Vladimir the Vampire, Fran K. Stein, Sandy Witch, and Virginia Wolf have all made the cut. They've been practicing their "ghoulish" faces, their "scary" moves, and their "chilling "sounds. But when a band of cute little critters comes along asking to join in the fun, the members of Fright Club will find out who really is the scariest of all.
Then, on Sunday the 25th, we'll be reading Creepy Carrots, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots - especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him... Or are they?.
After each story, children will be creating a slightly spooky craft to take home with them.
Each event will begin at 9:00 AM, and we kindly ask attendees to arrive promptly at the start time to enjoy all that is being offered. No sign-up is required - if there is a larger crowd than can be accommodated, we will repeat the session after the first one is over.