Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children's literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children's and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry.

These clubs can take place at independent bookstores or public libraries, or a meeting space of your choice.

CURRENT CHAPTERS:

MASSACHUSETTS
Stevens Mem. Library
345 Main Street
N. Andover, MA 01845
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
978-688-9505

MINNESOTA
Douglas Co Library
720 Fillmore
Alexandria MN 56308
320-762-3014
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 4:00-5:00 pm

Bookstore at Fitger's
600 E Superior St
Duluth, Minnesota
218-727-9077
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:30-8:00 pm

Nokomois Library
5100 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
612-543-6800
on hiatus until September 20, 2018
Meet 6:30-8:00 p

West Metro
Plymouth Library
15700 36th Ave N
Plymouth, Minnesota
612-543-5825
meets 3rd Thurs of mo
Meets 6:30-8:80 pm in Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Meets 7:00-8:30 pm in April through November

WISCONSIN
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Rd
715-798-5014
Cable, Wisconsin
meets 3rd Wed of mo
Meets 4:30-6:00 pm during the school year
Meets 4:00-5:30 pm during the summer months (See special schedule at bottom of page)

Let us know that you are beginning your own chapter so we can supply you with information before your meetings.

Then, take a photo or a video during your book club, send us a caption, and let us know what your chapter thought about the books: we'll post them on these pages about Chapter & Verse.

   

Chapter & Verse Book Clubs

Where, when, and what we're reading

Chapter & Verse currently has 8 editions, each co-sponsored by the hosting location and Winding Oak. Locations and meeting times can be found in the list in the left column.

Join us! This is one of the best book clubs in which you'll ever take part. Friendly, welcoming ... and we all love to read books written for children and teens. There's always room in the circle for another book club member.

Click here for full details about each location. Click here for a list of the books we've read since 2008.

Wish to begin your own Chapter & Verse book club? Let us know and we'll provide discussion questions and suggestions for your meetings.

  Curiosity the Story of a Mars Rover  

Camp Panda

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science Grandma Gatewood
17 and 18 October 2018:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month begins our annual Mock ALSC Awards discussions. In October, we'll discuss possible Sibert Award contenders, the nonfiction books. Remember, you only need to read one of the books, but if you'd like to read more, your group's discussion will have more depth. Also remember, bring other nonfiction books (or a list of books) that you think might be awarded the Sibert this year. Share the books with your group and have a good conversation!

Bob Front Desk Ghost Boys
14 and 15 November 2018:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month begins our annual Mock ALSC Awards discussions. In November, we'll discuss possible Newbery Award contenders, the fiction award. Remember, you only need to read one of the books, but if you'd like to read more, your group's discussion will have more depth. Also remember, bring other books (or a list of books) that you think might be awarded the Newbery this year. Share the books with your group and have a good conversation!

December 2018:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

No meeting this month! Enjoy your holidays! Read some really good books.

  Drawn Together   Imagine!   The Stuff of Stars
16 and 17 January 2019:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month begins our annual Mock ALSC Awards discussions. In September, we'll discuss possible Caldecott Medal contenders, the books for teens. Remember, you only need to read one of the books, but if you'd like to read more, your group's discussion will have more depth. Also remember, bring other books (or a list of books) that you think might be awarded the Caldecott this year. Share the books with your group and have a good conversation! Last year our group brought nearly 60 books for our discussion. We looked at every one!

20 and 21 February 2019:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month, we'll discuss the books that were honored at the ALA/ALSC meeting in January, announcing the year's top honors for books.

  The Button War   Gandhi a March to the Sea
20 and 21 March 2019:
Chapter & Verse,
a book club for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we are discussing war and peace. Avi's newest novel is The Button War, in which World War I affects a neighborhood of boys in a startling way. As a balance, we'll talk about Gandhi: a March to the Sea by Alice B. McGinty and Thomas Gonzalez.

  The Poet X   Bookish Boyfriends a Date with Darcy
17 and 18 April 2019:
Chapter & Verse,
a book for adults
discussing children's lit

This month we're reading YA fiction. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is a verse novel written by Elizabeth Acevedo, which was longlisted for The National Book Award. Bookish Boyfriends is a romance novel, one of 10 on Booklist's Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth 2018. We haven't discussed a romance before, so it's about time!

AT EACH LOCATION

Nokolomis Library, Minneapolis, MN
5100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 612-543-6800
Heidi Hammond leads this book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month. For our third half hour, bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you can recommend.

The Bookstore at Fitger's, Duluth, MN
600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 218-727-9077
Brenda Sederberg leads this book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of every month. Please call The Bookstore at Fitger's to have them save you a chair. For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

Douglas County Library, Alexandria, MN
720 Fillmore, Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-3014
Bev Dokken is the facilitator for this book club from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month. Please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to other book club members.

Redbery Books, Cable, WI
42785 Hwy 63, PO Box 460, Cable, WI, 715-798-5014
Bev Bauer, a former media specialist, leads this book club on the third Wednesday of each month, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm during the school year and 4:00 to 5:30 pm during the summer months. Please contact the store to let them know you'll be attending Chapter & Verse.

Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA
345 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845, 978-688-9505
The moderator is Russell Perry. You are welcome at the library on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If you have questions, Russell will be happy to answer them.

West Metro, Plymouth, MN
Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446, 612-543-5825. Vicki Palmquist leads this book club from 6:30 to 8:00 pm during the winter months, December, January, February, and March, and 7:00 to 8:30 pm the rest of the year. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. During our last half-hour, please bring the children's or teen book you are currently reading.

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