Friday, April 10, 2020

Virtual Book Clubs

The Beverly Public Library is having a Virtual Teen Book Club on Thursday, April 30 from 2-3pm via Google Hangouts! Meghan (Beverly Public Library Teen Librarian) will host and Ms. Woznick will be joining in for a discussion of Jackaby by William Ritter. Jackaby is available in eBook and digital audiobook on hoopla– no wait!

Participants must register with their school email address. An email invitation will be sent to participants the morning of the event.

Jackaby descriptionNewly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–seem adamant to deny.

Another book club that may interest you is for Museum of Science members. Starting Monday, April 13, each Monday at 10:00 a.m. a new chapter of a brand-new book, Case of the Covid Crisis will be published in their Google Classroom, then you can join in on Thursdays at 3:00 pm for a group discussion and interactive activities! Kids will learn about coronavirus and how it is affecting everyone, through the adventures of Mae and Clinton, travel through space and time, along with their own personal “Dudette” (mentor) from the future, Selectra Volt, to discover the science and math behind the pandemic.  To register, go to Google Classroom and use the code n3r64re to join.