Category Archives: Library events

The Hate U Give

We met Thursday, June 14th to talk about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. From the publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel!

On Thursday, April 26th, we had our second book club of ALA’s Great Stories Club series, Growing up on the Margins. We read and discussed the first volume of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson. If you haven’t read it yet, … Continue reading

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Growing Up Brave on the Margins: Great Stories Club 2018

The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library in partnership with Interagency Academy’s UDYC site has been awarded a fourth grant from the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club! This is a special “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club … Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

We held our second book club of the Structures of Suffering: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide for It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini on Thursday, May 4th. We invited Eric Wirkman from Teen Link to provide a Youth Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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June’s Book Club Title!

Dear readers! June’s book club is coming up, and we’re meeting on a Friday. I (Kristy) will be back for this special book club. DEETS:  Date/Time: Friday, June 21 @ 2-4pm Place: Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch (Downtown) Book: Dirty Little Secrets … Continue reading

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May’s Book of the Month!

Join us on Saturday, May 18th from 2 – 4 pm for our next Teen Book Club! We’ll be discussing a Printz Honor and teen selected title, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. This might be the … Continue reading

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We Ask Some Great Questions!

As mentioned in the previous post, Teen Book Club was honored to host a luncheon with a special guest, R. J. Palacio (Raquel Jaramillo), author of Wonder. She was kind enough to let us interview her on film, and I think book … Continue reading

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R.J. Palacio Author Luncheon!

This past Saturday, we had the pleasure of hosting a luncheon with, R. J. Palacio (Raquel Jaramillo), author of Wonder. She was awesome! We discussed Wonder with her while enjoying sub sandwiches and she graciously let us interview her on film (check out … Continue reading

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Tacoma Responds!

Have you heard about Tacoma Reads? Inspired by Nancy Pearl’s “If All Seattle Read the Same Book,” Tacoma Reads is a one book city-wide reading initiative, now in its 11th year. Each book is selected by the mayor and Tacomans are encouraged to come … Continue reading

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April’s (Second) Book Club Book

That’s right, we’re discussing two books during the month of April! You already know about the first book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. That book club meeting will actually be a special lunch with the author! There are only a few spots … Continue reading

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