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Nutmeg Narwhals Book Club (Outdoors)
Tuesday, May 24 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
For this month’s Nutmeg Narwhals meeting we will read “Juana and Lucas” by Juana Medina! In addition to the Nutmeg Award, this book also was award the Pura Belpré Award, which recognizes Latino or Latina authors and illustrators who best portray the Latino cultural experience.
This month we’ll meet outdoors, in person!! In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by 11am on Tuesday, 5/24 if we’ll be moving indoors to the community room.
A copy of the book is available for pickup at the children’s desk on the 2nd floor, beginning Tuesday, May 10th.
When: Tues. 05/24 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Who: Recommended for children in grades 2-3, open to grades 1-3 only.
Registration required. There are limited copies of the book available.
We’ll discuss the book and then create our own amusement park rides, like the ones Juana rides on at Spaceland! Materials will be provided by the library.
How do I join the club?
1. Sign up for this event online.
2. Pick up the book 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 in-person meeting on Tues 4/19 at 4:30 PM. Check the email you registered with for any updates about moving indoors due to weather.
About Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina:
“Juana loves many things — drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana’s abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning—one that Juana will need to speak English to go on—Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be a good use of her time after all. Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones — the hearts — of readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.”