Teen Book Clubs

Teen/Tween Book Clubs at the Somerville Public Library

The Somerville Public Library currently hosts two book clubs for teens and tweens. For more information, please see below, or visit our events calendar. Kids Book Groups can be found here.


Book Club for Teens & Tweens (Central Library)

Join us as we explore aBook Club different genre every month!  In September it's realistic fiction and we're going to discuss The Marvellers by Dhoniell Clayton. 

Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds where Marvellers from around the world practice their cultural arts, like brewing Indian spice elixirs and bartering with pesky Irish pixies. Despite her excitement, Ella discovers that being the first isn't easy - some Marvellers mistrust her magic, which they deem "bad and unnatural." But eventually, she finds friends in elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur, and fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures. When a dangerous criminal known as the Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror's aid, tensions grow in the Marvellian world and Ella becomes the target of suspicion. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family's name and track down her mentor before it's too late. 

This book can be requested through the Minuteman Library Network, and is also available as a downloadable audiobook or ebook. If you need help getting a copy, please get in touch with Ellen at 617-623-5000 x2936 or ejacobs@somervillema.gov. Or just drop into the Central Library Teen Room and ask!

The Book Club will also meet on November 21st, and December 19th. November's genre is horror - come to the October meeting to help us pick a title!


West T(w)een Advisory Board (ages 11+) (West Branch Library)

The West T(w)een Advisory Board

The West T(w)een Advisory Board (ages 11+) meets the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Children's Room (2nd floor) at the West Branch Library (40 College Ave) from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

Copies of the books are made available in the Children's Room at the West Branch Library and can also be requested via our Library catalog in a variety of formats: http://find.minlib.net.

You can check out our list of past titles here!

For more information, please contact Alison at amitchell@somervillema.gov or 617-623-5000 x2977.