March Mother Daughter Book Club
2. Read the book together.
On our Facebook event page, you can talk with other MDBC members, and if any of you want to get together, read the same book, and do your “fashion” show together, you can connect to do planning here. You can also post thoughts about your book.
On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk
A Good Long Walk
Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22
As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head over the hills to stretch their legs. We’re going to take the outing a bit further and take the major journeys of the novel on foot as well. You can decide how much you’re willing to take on and which direction you’d like to go. Feel like some time by the sea? It’s 17 miles to Lyme Regis. Spend your month there if you’d like. Do you prefer the society of Bath? That’s a little longer journey at 47 miles. Enjoy the concerts and parties! If you’re really just wanting to walk and then walk some more, you could walk to Lyme Regis and from there to Bath for a total of 77 miles. Don’t worry, you can send for a carriage at any time.
It doesn’t matter which destination you select. Anyone turning their log in before noon on Monday, February 22, will be entered into a drawing for a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s works.
On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt
This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well! Print out your photos and turn them in before noon on Monday, February 22. We’ll see who can get the most to win a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s novels. If there are multiple people getting all of them, we’ll have to see who has the closest representation to what’s in the book!
See if you can get a photo of each of the following items:
1 – Tea Pot
2 – “Great House”
3 – Ship
4 – Letter
5 – Calling Card
6 – Seagull
7 – Stile
8 – Stone Steps
9 – Cast Limb
10 – Horse
11 – Concert Hall
12 – Dam, Dike, or Jetty
13 – Volume of Poetry
14 – People Playing Cards
15 – Concert Hall
February Books for Boys
This month we will be reading Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan. We will meet via Zoom.
For boys ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It’s a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.
Story Time Supply Kits
For those who do not have preschool story time craft supplies at home, we have Story Time Supply Kits available starting January 4th. This kit will provide child safety scissors, liquid glue, tape, 3 markers, and a glue stick. It also has a small “flannel board” on the lid to recreate flannel stories at story time.
Pick up your kit through curbside pickup, along with our usual Story Time craft kits.
On the Same Page Kick-Off
Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book club. Read with your neighbors and friends, talk about what you read, and come and join in the fun.
Our Kick-Off Kits will be available starting Friday, January 29th, so make sure to come pick them up!
Read Look Learn: Bowling
Join us for episode 3 of Read, Look, Learn!
About twice a month we’ll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it.
This time we’re talking about machinery at Fat Cats! Many thanks to them for sharing with us.