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Volume 24, Number 6 — June 2017

Arts Calendar

Teen Summer Book Club at Bristol library

Date(s):  June 05 - July 14, 2017
Venue: Bristol Public Library
Historic Downtown District
Bristol, VA 24203

BRISTOL, VA — Summer book clubs for tweens and teens begin the first week of June at the main branch of the Bristol Public Library.

Tween Book Club, suggested for ages 10-14, meets Mondays from 3 5 p.m. during the summer. On June 5 and 12, tweens read "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer, an award-winning sci-fi adventure novel about a Mexican boy who discovers he is a clone of a powerful crime lord. "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer is the book choice for June 19 and 26. This bestselling novel reimagines Cinderella as a cyborg and is set in a future China that is at war with the moon. For the final two summer book club meetings on July 3 and 10, tweens read "The Riverman" by Aaron Starmer. This novel tells the story of a girl who discovers a portal into another world. In this new world she has almost complete control over reality but must beware of a mysterious creature who may be stealing children's souls.

Teen Book Club, suggested for ages 14-19, meets Wednesdays from 35 p.m. On June 7 and 14 teens read "This Monstrous Thing" by Mackenzi Lee, a retelling of Frankenstein that imagines that the classic novel was based on actual experiences in author Mary Shelley's life. "A Darker Shade of Magic" by V. E. Schwab is the book for June 21 and 28. This fantasy novel is about an ambassador who travels between magic worlds. When he finds a powerful magical object, he teams up with a thief to keep that object from destroying his world. The last summer teen book will be "Partials" by Dan Wells on July 5 and 12. This dystopian novel follows a remnant of people that must learn to survive after created super beings rebel and destroy 99% of humanity.

These programs are open to all tweens and teens and are free of charge. Registration and attendance at each meeting are not required. The teen librarian reads the book aloud at each meeting, starting at the beginning of the book and reading as much as possible in the two weeks the book clubs will spend with each book. At the end of those two weeks, all participants receive a copy of the book to keep free of charge. These summer book clubs are part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, which runs June 2 July 14. The library will have programs and events for teens every day during this six weeks beginning after The Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off Friday, June 2 at 34:30 p.m. The Fall Book Clubs begins in August. For more information, call Teen Services at 276-821-6192.

Topics: Literature

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