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Book to Art Club
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READ. TALK. MAKE.
The Book to Art Club combines book discussion with hands-on project making to engage further with literature.
Book club copies of the books are available at the library's first floor help desk. Digital book copies may be available through Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla.
Note: Space is limited, registration is required, and masks are required.
Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of Mead Public Library. The Book to Art Club was created by the Library as Incubator Project.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger.
As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.
Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit.