Great Reads For Girls Book Group

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Join us for lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun!

  • For girls ages 8-12 accompanied by mom or another caring adult.
  • Register at the library and borrow a copy of this month’s book.
  • No younger siblings please

Registration forms for the event and copies of the books will be available at the library front desk one one month prior to each event.

Great Reads for Girls will resume in September 2017

2016-2017 Schedule

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Thursday September 29th at 7 p.m.

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Wanda wears the same faded blue dress to school every day-yet she has one hundred beautiful dresses at home.  The other girls don’t believe it, and tease her daily.  It’s not until Wanda fails to come to school one day that her classmates learn the truth about the meaning of kindness.

 

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Thursday November 10th at 7 p.m.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura and her family leave their little house in the Big Woods and travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build again. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house on the prairie.

 

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Thursday February 9th at 7 p.m.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan, the ape, has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

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 Thursday April 13th at 7 p.m.

Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull

Magical candy that gives kids superpowers? Sweet! The possibility of evil overtaking the world? Not so tasty. Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the…unusual side. Four young friends meet the owner and soon learn about the magical side effects of her candies.  But what about the strange man in the dark overcoat and fedora hat?  The mystery deepens and the danger unfolds as the four of them discover that magical strangers have all come to town in search of a hidden treasure. The kids, now in over their heads, must try to retrieve the treasure first. And so, the war begins…

For more information call 226-2335.

See some of our past book group events:

“The Candy Shop Wars” April 2017

“The one and only Ivan” Feb. 2017

“Little House on the Prairie” Nov. 2016

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“The 100 Dresses” Sept. 2016

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 The girls created a handmade card that they were challenged to

give to someone they appreciate.

“All Four Stars” Dessert Party Oct. 2015

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Robyn Adkins from “The Ranch” convenience store teaches moms and daughters cupcake decorating techniques.

Chinese New Year Table set for our Great Reads for Girls participants.

Chinese New Year Table set for our Great Reads for Girls participants.

Paul Johnson teaches participants to make an origami dog and a flapping bird.

Paul Johnson teaches participants to make an origami dog and a flapping bird.