Wednesday May 31, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
This book discussion program is geared to children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult)! Please register online the NAME OF THE CHILD ONLY who will be attending. Also, please request and read the book before the meeting. There will be a new book preview at the meeting too! Registration for this program will begin on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:00 am.
This month's Night Readers selection will be THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill.
"Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known."
Location: Memorial Hall
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