September’s Teen Readers Unite book dicussion: THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS

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?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Time: Thurs. September 19th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 8/13 at 3 PM.

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk and ask. 

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!

This month’s book summary:

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more―more athletic, charismatic, attractive―life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she’s not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

Morning Book Club:The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Join the Morning Book Club on Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about the book The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. This international bestseller is based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor and the woman he fell in love with.

Copies of the book will be available to check out ahead of time at the Reference Desk.

The Morning Book Club is open to all. No registration required. Come and join the discussion!

Morning Book Club

Join the Morning Book Club on Wednesday August 21 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about Before we Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The book is based on the true scandal of a Memphis adoption organization that kidnapped children and sold them to wealthy families.

Copies of the book will be available to check out ahead of time at the Reference Desk. Stop by to pick one up.

The Book Club is open to all, even if you’ve not finished the book. No need to register.

 

Teen Book Discussion of Elizabeth Acevedo’s THE POET X – at the Hill-Stead Museum

THE POET X: by Elizabeth Acevedo

A One-Book Regional Read for Teens

There will be a book discussion of THE POET X on Wed. July 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Free pizza to teens who sign up, read the book, attend ready to discuss the book–as well as a $100 in Library Loot!

Click here to register and save your spot at the book discussion!

Read THE POET X ahead of time. Copies of this book available at the Teen Room Desk for you to check out. The audiobook version of this title is available via Hoopla-read by the author herself!

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 (and recently graduated). Multiple local libraries participating. Get a chance to meet some new like minded teens!

When: 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater (35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT)

This event is a part of the Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

 

Don’t miss out on the Teen Poetry Slam: click here to find out more about the Teen Poetry Slam

 

Morning Book Club: Asymmetry

Come to the Morning Book Club on Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about the bestselling book that The New Yorker called “A Literary Phenomena.” Lisa Halliday’s debut novel Asymmetry explores inequities in age, power, wealth, fame, geography, and justice.

Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk ahead of time. Stop by to sign out a copy.

The book club is open to all, no registration necessary.

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.