adult learner book club

April Book Club Selection: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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How is it that two track rivals (a girl and a boy) can become the most unlikely pair of best friends? Jess and Leslie do just that by creating their own secret Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods that is ruled by imagination.  This magical story explores loss and the recognition of courage, hope and freedom. Be prepared to reach for the tissues!

Join us for Adult Learner Book Club on April 29 at Central Library in the Literacy Resource Room,from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information, call 918-549-7400.

March Book Club Selection: Lost and Found by Shaun Tan

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We’re going a little different route with our book this month.  Technically classified as a graphic novel, this beautifully illustrated anthology of three tales “The Red Tree,” “The Lost Thing,” and “The Rabbits,” by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan, is simply mesmerizing. 

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures loses their home to cruel invaders. Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us. ~Goodreads.com

2013 Adult Winter Reading Program, January 29 - March 29

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Tutors, encourage your adult learners to participate in this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program!  Here’s how it works:

Read or listen to eight books and receive a Tulsa City-County Library tote bag.  Sign up at any library or online, beginning Jan. 29.  Complete the program and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire® HD and/or an iPod Touch® 16G.

You can count the books you read for the Literacy Book Club too! 

January Book Club Selection: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

While the Book Club won’t meet in December, there is a book that your adult learner can begin reading for the next meeting in January (it’s a little longer than our typical books, hence two months to read it).  The book for January’s meeting is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  This is the second installment of Collins’ Huger Games series, and follows our heroine Katniss Everdeen after she won The Hunger Games, and now finds herself the unwitting spokesperson of a potential rebellion against the Capitol.  We ha

September Book Club Selection: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert

Once Upon a TimeThis month's adult literacy book club selection is Clifton Taulbert's memoir of his childhood in the segregated South.  "It celebrates the resilience and warmth of his relatives, neighbors and friends, who eagerly await the annual minstrel show."  ~NoveList

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