Mother Daughter Book Club to talk about 'The Year of the Dog'

The next Mother Daughter Book Club meets Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. Girls in grades 3-5 and adult caregivers are the guests for this monthly book discussion group at Plumb Memorial Library.

This month’s read is The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, copies available, craft and refreshments included in this free series.

About the club

Young people have so many things competing for their time that it’s difficult to find innovative ways to encourage them to read a book, said Elspeth Lydon, director of the Plumb Memorial Library.

“The format is conversation based, which means the intent is for the book content to lead to more general discussion of character, issues and themes,” said Lydon.

Each participant — adult and child — will receive a journal to record the books they read as they go along. It won’t just be for the Mother Daughter Book Club, but for any book they read.

“This is a six-month trial period, so the group will run from January through June,” said Lydon. “It was funded by a grant from Eder, to any state library that wanted to participate. We can use the $500 gift for anything we like and select any basis for the book groups as long as they are conversation-based.”

The club will meet at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. No registration is necessary and multiple copies of the selected book are available for pre-session reading.

For more information, call 203-924-1580.