NOTE: The Friends Bookstore is closed January 18-21 for inventory management. Normal hours resume next week.



Date, Location

A book club for kids and their grown-ups!

Discuss great books with other readers! 

In January, we’ll read Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. In February, we’ll read Donavan’s Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross. (Bookworms will not meet in December.) Registration is required. FREE books are available to pick up one month before the monthly meeting. 

Register online:

Martin's Big Words, Tuesday, January 10th, Oshtemo Branch Library

Martin's Big Words, Thursday, January 26th, Central Library

Donavan's Word Jar, Tuesday, February 14th, Oshtemo Branch Library

Donavan's Word Jar, Thursday, February 23rd, Central Library   

Bookworms Schedule:

Martin's big words: the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  by Doreen RappaportMartin's big words: the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  
Rappaport, Doreen
Illustrated by Bryan Collier Winner of the 2001 NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award, Rappaport weaves her simple and graceful text and the words of Martin Luther King Jr. into a captivating narrative, telling the story of Dr. King's life in a way that is entirely accessible for young readers. A chronology and bibliography offer the resources for exploring his life further, and stunning, full-colour collage art by the 2001 Coretta Scott King Medal winner Bryan Collier offer an unforgettable portrait of a man who helped change the world forever. All ages.
Donavan's word jar  by Monalisa DeGrossDonavan's word jar  
DeGross, Monalisa
When the jar that Donavan keeps his word collection in fills up, he finds a special way to give his words away and get something wonderful in return.