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Nutmeg Narwhals Book Club
Tuesday September 27 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This month we will read one of the 2023 Nutmeg Nominees: “Digging for Words” by Angela Burke Kunkel. Nutmeg Narwhals is a book club that meets approximately once a month where we discuss elementary Nutmeg nominees! This club is open to children in grades 1-3. At each meeting we discuss the book and participate in an activity related to the book!
When: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30
Where: In person at the library, in the community room
Who: Children in grades 1-3.
Please register and pick up your book beginning Friday, September 9th.
How do I join the club?
1. Sign up for this event online. Registration opens Friday, Sept. 9 at 10am.
2. Pick up the book and activity kit from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM. Sun 1-5 PM.
3. Read the book and come to the meeting on 9/27!
About Digging for Words by Angela Burke Kunkel:
“Based on the life of Jose Alberto Gutierrez, a garbage collector in Bogota, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route.
In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays– that’s the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives, squinting in the dim light, searching household trash for hidden treasure . . . books! Some are stacked in neat piles, as if waiting for Jose. Others take a bit more digging. Ever since he found his first book, Anna Karenina, years earlier, he’s been collecting books–thick ones and thin ones, worn ones and almost new ones– to add to the collection in his home. And on Saturdays, kids like little Jose run to the steps of Paradise to discover a world filled with books and wonder.”