Summer Reading Choices at the Public Library for Tweens and Teens Announced

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The Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue, will host two book clubs this summer for students in grades 6-12.  Books will be given to participants, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, on the first day that the club meets.

The Tween Book Club (Gr. 6-9) will read Countdown by Deborah Wilesa nominee for the 2013 Garden State Teen Book Award. The novel is set in 1962 in a suburb of WashingtonDC during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the ever-present threat of nuclear war, Franny Chapman must face the tension between herself and her siblings and friends. The book has been described as a "documentary novel," replete with black and white photos of historic moments, cultural events, and print advertisements from the early 1960s.  Club datesFridays, July 20 and August 3; Time: 1:00-2:00 PM.                                                                 

The High School Book Club (Gr. 9-12) will read The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, winner of the prestigious Man Booker Award. Narrator "Pi" Patel is a married man with a family of his own, living in Canada. In the story Patel recounts his journey of leaving his home in India as a sixteen-year-old and surviving 227 days on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Part adventure, part magical realism, The Life of Pi tells a tale that you'll never forget. The film version of The Life of Pi is due out in theatres in December 2012. Club dates: Thursdays, July 12 and July 26; Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

Registration for all summer programs and book clubs begins on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Space is limited.  Register in person at the Library or by calling 732.632.8526 or by writing KLiss@Lmxac.org.

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