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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12, all kids are welcome.

Monticello Books
September: Soaring High: A Julie Classic
October: Gabriela: A Girl of the Year Book
November: ...

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The location for Great Books Discussion is:

November 14: Antioch Library - Meeting room
December 5: Central Resource LIbrary - Conference Room 3

This group reads works chosen by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization that creates reading and discussion programs. We discuss books using the "shared inquiry" format that enables exploration of the ideas and meaning found in what's read. "Shared inquiry" centers on interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer and lead to engaging...

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Figure out whodunnit with fellow mystery book lovers. This group reads all types of mysteries from cozy to gritty and everything in between.

September: Snap by Belinda Bauer 
October: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
November: ...

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The only thing as enjoyable as a good book is talking about it.

September: Transcription by Kate Atkinson 

October: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

November: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty...

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Let’s read for fun! Club kids get together to talk about a new book, make new friends, enjoy snacks and explore fresh ideas. Bonus fun: build your own home library. Participants will get a free book while supplies last. Keep it if you like, give it to a friend and invite them to our Club, or return it for other Club kids to enjoy. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your book. Best for ages 9-13.

Monticello Books
September: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
October: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K....

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