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Alpena Library to host tween book club

ALPENA — Alpena County Library will be hosting In BeTween Book Club: “The Sea in Winter” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. This virtual discussion is for ages 8 to 11, hosted by book club leader Sara.

Tween readers ages 8 to 11 are invited to participate in this virtual discussion of “The Sea in Winter,” by Christine Day. New readers are always welcome.

Registration for this event can be found on the Library website, Facebook page, or by visiting this link: https://forms.gle/VTETzSaon2e3wa6q6.

Registered participants will receive a book club kit in advance of the meeting, which includes:

– 1 copy of the book

– 1 set of discussion questions

– 1 bookmark

– 1 activity or craft

Roughly 3-4 weeks before the discussion, participants will receive an email with information about picking up their reserved book club kit. Then, before the virtual Zoom discussion on Sunday, Feb. 7, a separate email with instructions to join the book club meeting will be sent.

This program is free and open to readers ages 8-11. Questions can be directed to Sara at sgrochowski@alpenalibrary.org.

About the book:

“In this evocative and heartwarming novel, the author of ‘I Can Make This Promise’ tells the story of a Makah/Piscataway girl struggling to find her joy again and the family who will protect her no matter what happens.

“Maisie Cannon is having a hard time. It’s been months since her knee injury, and her recovery process has been painfully slow. As a serious ballet student, Maisie is eager to rebuild her strength and get back to the dance studio. She knows all her ballerina friends are auditioning for prestigious summer dance programs, while she remains sentenced to physical therapy.

“But the injury isn’t her only problem. Maisie has been irritable toward her parents and little brother lately and can’t always explain why. And as Maisie and her family set out on a midwinter road trip, her secrets and anxieties and dark moods are starting to hurt as much as the aches and pains in her knee.”

For more information visit the Library’s website www.alpenalibrary.org or Facebook page.

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