The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Last month the book club watched City of Ember the movie as well as discussing the book!

We all decided the book was way better than the movie.  What is up with those giant bugs and weird mole creatures in the movie?  No one enjoyed that.

This month we will be reading The Alchemyst by Michael Scott!


Our NEXT meeting is MAY 28th at 4pm!

This is the first book in a great series.  Do you remember in the first Harry Potter book when they talked about Nicholas Flamel, the great alchemist who discovered the secret to immortal life and created the Sorcerer’s Stone?  One of the main characters in this book actually IS Nicholas Flamel!  He has been living with his wife who is also immortal for nearly 700 years protecting a vital secret and seeking out a pair of twins who can save the world.

He finds these twins in Josh and Sophie Newman and from there the adventure proceeds at an exciting pace.

Check out the awesome book trailer here!

And here is the book summary to get you going:

“He holds the secret that can end the world.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.

The records show that he died in 1418.

But his tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.

Sometimes legends are true.

And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.”

Copies are in! 

Come to the front desk to pick yours up today!


The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The book club met again this week to discuss Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.  We all agreed that we are on a technology/scifi kick and needed something a little less ‘magical’ for our next read.

So we picked…. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau as our next read!

Our NEXT meeting is APRIL 23rd at 4pm!


“The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever!”

This classic book was also made into a movie!

We are going to watch some (or all!) of it at our next meeting so you won’t want to miss it! THERE WILL BE POPCORN!!!

Here’s a trailer of the movie to get you hyped:

So come to the library to pick up your copy today and help crack the code to keep the lights on in Ember!

And don’t forget, our next meeting is:

April 23rd at 4pm!

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Our next book club selection is I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore!

Our next meeting is February 26th at 4pm!


“Nine of us came here.

We look like you.

We talk like you.

We live among you—but

We are not you.

We have powers you dream of having.

We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—

But we are real.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

And Number Three in Kenya.

They killed them all.

I am Number Four. I am next.”


This book has also been turned into a movie starring Alex Pettyger and Dianna Agron (of Glee fame!).

Check out the book trailer here!



We will be watching some clips from the movie at our next meeting also!

Here’s the movie trailer:


See you there!


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