Books & Bagels, a book discussion group for 4th - 6th graders, is the oldest ongoing book group at East Lansing Public Library - 11 years! During the school year, the group meets five or six times to discuss a pre-determined book, do a fun activity related to the book, and munch on yummy bagels generously donated by Panera in Frandor. The first meeting of 2013-2014 took place last October 5, 2013 with the group discussing the multi-award winning One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. If you are in 4th-6th grade and would like to come to any of the other Books & Bagels meetings, please see the dates and titles for the rest of the 2013-2014 school year listed below. Registration will take place at the circulation desk for each Books & Bagels date starting four weeks ahead of the meeting. Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, a limited number of copies of each month's books will be available to those who sign up to attend the book group that month. Library staff will also be happy to place a hold on one of ELPL's copies for you or help you request a copy through MeLCat, our interlibrary loan system.
November 9, 2013, 2-3pm, The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
December 7 (new day), 2013, 2-3pm, The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
January 11, 2014, 2-3pm, Below by Meg McKinlay
February 8, 2014, 2-3pm, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
March 8, 2014, 2-3pm, Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool