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The Gayla Group

Meets at 4:30 on the first Thursday of every other month at the Springfield Library or Alternate Location.
Facilitator: Darlene Head

October 6, 2016: The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

December 1, 2016: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

February 7, 2017: Sisters-In-Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman

April 6, 2017: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

June 1, 2017: The Bees by Laline Paull

August, 2017 (TBA): Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes




The Kids' Books Group

Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:30 at the Springfield Public Library (except December and summer when we meet for lunch at 1:00 at members' homes).
Facilitator: Barbara McKillip

October 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm:
1. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2. Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz (OBOB, 3-5)

November 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm:
1. Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
2. Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner (OBOB, 3-5)

December (TBA)
1. Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2. Woof by Spencer Quinn (OBOB, 3-5)

January 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. We Are All Made of Molecules by Susan Nielsen
2. Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper (OBOB, 6-8)

Febuary 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. Jackaby by William Ritter (Springfield author/teacher)
2. Masterminds by Gordon Korman (OBOB, 6-8)

March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt
2. Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller (OBOB, 3-5)

April. 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
2. The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick
2. Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

June 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm: location TBA
1. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kahret (OBOB, 3-5)
2. Small Steps by Louis Sacher

July 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm: location TBA
1. I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis
2. Honey by Sarah Weeks

August 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. The Education of Ivy Blake by Ellen Airgood
2. The Book of Dares for Lost Friends by Jane Kelley

September 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm:
1. Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
2. Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin

The LitWits

Meets at 10:00 on the second Saturday of every other month at members' homes
Sandy Coffin (sandycoffin@comcast.net)

September 10, 2016: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

November 12, 2016: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

January 14, 2017: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet

March 11, 2017: These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

May 13, 2017: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

July 8, 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah