RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: Tues. 2/19, 5-6 PM Teen Readers Unite book discussion

New rescheduled date due to snow: Tuesday February 19th,  5:00 pm- 6:00 PM

February Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Old date: Tuesday February 12th

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

We will discuss: WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Sarah Henstra and AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE by Erin Gough on Tuesday February 12th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Thursday January 10th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

Summaries:

WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES: Jonathan Hopkirk and Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE:

Harriet is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will is a troublemaker. When a staff’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up: pulling  pranks and creating the legendary Amelia Westlake–an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But everyone wonders who is Amelia Westlake?–and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

Nutmeg Elementary Book Program

Join us for an Elementary Nutmeg Book Program!
When Green Becomes Tomatoes
By Julie Fogliano with pictures by Julie Morstad
Grades 1-3
Monday, January 28th at 4:30 pm
Please register online
We will read together, discuss and have a snack!

South Africa Book Discussion Series: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink
Monday, Jan. 7, 2018, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

Elementary Nutmeg Book Program

Join us for an Elementary Nutmeg Book Program!
The Hidden Life of a Toad
By Doug Wechsler
Grades 1-3
Monday, December 17th at 4:30 pm
Please register online
We will read together, discuss and have a snack!

POSTPONED:South Africa Book Discussion Series: Philida: a Novel

Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa

The 12/3 discussion has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. When a new date is selected, we will post it.

 

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

Elementary Nutmeg Book Group

Join us for an Elementary Nutmeg Book Group!
Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth
By Jarvis
Grades 1-3
Monday, November 26th at 4:30pm
Please register online
Books are available behind the Children’s Desk
We will read the book together, discuss and have a snack!

South Africa Book Discussion Series: The Fever Tree

Avon Free Public Library International Book Discussion Series: South Africa

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 2:00 PM: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 PM: Philida: a Novel by Andre Brink
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 2:00 PM: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in South Africa. Led by Cyndi Larsen 860-673-9712 clarsen@avonctlibrary.info. Free and open to the public. No registration.

October Teen Readers Unite

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else?

Do you like getting a FREE book?  Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!

We will discussion IMPOSTORS by Scott Westerfeld AND THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer Armentrout on Tues. October 9th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM on Tuesday September 11th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summaries of the two titles to discuss

THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer Armentrout

A new series begins set in Jennifer Armentrout’s world of The Lux…

There is finally a peace between humans and the aliens known as the Luxen.  When Evie is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving alien Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially  assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
Romance, danger, and mystery in this Sci-Fi story.

AND

IMPOSTORS:

A new series set in Scott Westerfeld’s world of The Uglies…

 Frey and Rafi are inseparable  twin sistsers. . . but very few people have ever seen both of them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadow’s of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she is her sister – but the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.
Action, betrayal, and hoverboard chases abound in this Sci-Fi tale

 

September Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?  Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!

We will discussion Rule by Ellen Goodlett AND Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal on Tues. September 11th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 10AM on Thursday August 16th, only at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summaries of the two titles to discuss

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal 

Her death was only the beginning…Naya goes on her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland. Unfortunately, she never makes it to the meeting. She’s murdered. But death is not the end. She awakens to realize she’s become a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her corpse. She’s been resurrected to become a spy for her country.

She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder…Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray.

AND

Rule by Ellen Goodlett: 

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has been murdered, and rebellion brews. But the king has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos…or three options.

The king summons three girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in the castle knows their secrets, and is willing to stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny…to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this fantasy debut. 

August Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: DAMSELFLY with Chandra Prasad, the author

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!

We will discussion DAMSELFLY by Chandra Prasad on Thurs. August 16th from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming: Sign up for this discussion starts Thurs. July 19th. Go to the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

What is this book about:

In the wake of crash-landing on a deserted tropical island, a group of private-school teens must rely on their wits and one another to survive.

Having just survived a plane crash, Samantha Mishra finds herself isolated and injured in the thick of the jungle. She has no idea where she is or where anybody else is — she doesn’t even know if anybody else is alive. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they locate the others, they set up camp and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the survivors, all teammates on the Drake Rosemont fencing team, realize that they’re on their own — with the exception of a mysterious presence who taunts and threatens them. When their initial attempts to escape the island fail, the teens find they need to survive more than the jungle . . . they need to survive each other.

This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking (summary from Goodreads.com).