Books & Bagels

Books and Bagels is a book discussion group for grades 4-6.  Each meeting includes a book discussion, a craft, and bagels from Panera in Frandor.

Here's a list of all our past Books & Bagels titles.
 


 

Books & Bagels - February 2017

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Books & Bagels - January 2017

East Lansing Public Library - Community Room

We are partnering with the All Of Us Express Children's Theatre this month to discuss the classic Lois Lowry book, Number the Stars. All Of Us Express will perform a stage adaptation of this title at the Hannah Community Center on February 3rd & 10th at 7 p.m. and February 4th & 11th at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The first 15 participants to sign up will also receive a free ticket to a performance along with their copy of the book!

Number the Stars is the story of ten year old Annemarie Johansen and her family as they witness the Danish resistance to German troops' relocation of the Jewish population in Denmark in 1943. When they take in Annemarie's Jewish friend, they must conceal her true identity and eventually make their way across the sea to Sweden and safety.

Join us to discuss this book and enjoy bagels from Panera. The first 15 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive a free copy of the book.

Immediately prior to January's Books & Bagels session, we will also be holding a script reading and discussion with cast and crew from All Of Us Express. Be sure to join us at 1:00 p.m. for this unique opportunity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders. Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

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Books & Bagels - December 2016

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Book group for 4th through 6th graders.  We will be discussing the title Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo.  Panera Bagels of Frandor donates the bagels for this popular program.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Books & Bagels - November 2016

East Lansing Public Library - 3/4 Meeting Room

Books & Bagels will be discussing the Young Reader's Edition of Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario.  This book was the 2016 One Book One Community selection.  Marianne Forman, retired ELPS teacher, will be leading the discussion.  Panera Bagels of Frandor donates the bagels for this popular program.  First 15 to register will receive a free copy of the book.  This session is expanded to include kids in grades 4-8, rather than just 4-6.

Thanks to Panera Bread of Frandor for the bagels!

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Books & Bagels Returns in October

East Lansing Public Library

Welcome back to another year of Books & Bagels, ELPL's book discussion group for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Each month from October through May we will get together to discuss the book of the month and enjoy free bagels and a hands on activity. For the month of October, we won't have a book, but we will have a meet and greet at the library where we can talk about what we've read over the summer, enjoy a snack and meet each other, and pick up copies of November's title - the Young Reader's edition of Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario, the 2016 One Book, One Community selection.

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

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Books & Bagels at 2.0 - April 2016

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

"Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday." (Summary from Goodreads.com)

Join us at this month's Books & Bagels program to discuss April's book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, over bagels and enjoy a hands-on activity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Please note, April's program will be held at the ELPL Maker Studio, located in the Marriott Hotel.

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Suite 212
East Lansing, MI  48823

The move is due to the library's renovation project.

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Books & Bagels - March 2016

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

"Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. As Meena’s family studies for citizenship exams and River's town faces devastating mountaintop removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences. With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun." (Summary from GoodReads.com)

Join us at this month's Books & Bagels program to discuss March's book, Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani, over bagels and enjoy a hands-on activity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Please note, March's program will be held at the ELPL Maker Studio, located in the Marriott Hotel.

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Suite 212
East Lansing, MI  48823

The move is due to the library's renovation project.

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Books & Bagels - February 2016

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

"Dear Reader,

I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket"


So begins The Bad Beginning, the first book in Lemony Snicket's best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Join us at this month's Books & Bagels program to discuss this book over bagels and enjoy a hands-on activity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

 

 

Please note, Books & Bagels will be held at the ELPL Maker Studio, located in the Marriott Hotel.

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Suite 212
East Lansing, MI  48823

The move is due to the library's renovation project which begins in December.

Want to know more about the renovation of the East Lansing Public Library?  Visit:

www.elpl.org/renovate

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Books & Bagels at 2.0 - January 2016

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

A great way to share the love of reading with your friends.  Books & Bagels is a discussion group just for 4th through 6th graders.  Each month we discuss a book and enjoy bagels and a hands on activity.  January's book is El Deafo by Cece Bell

Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Upcoming titles for Books & Bagels in 2016:

 

Please note, Books & Bagels will be held at the ELPL Maker Studio, located in the Marriott Hotel.

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Suite 212
East Lansing, MI  48823

The move is due to the library's renovation project which begins in December.

Want to know more about the renovation of the East Lansing Public Library?  Visit:

www.elpl.org/renovate

 

 

 

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Books & Bagels - December 2015

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio in Downtown East Lansing

A great way to share the love of reading with your friends.  Books & Bagels is a discussion group just for 4th through 6th graders.  Each month we discuss a book and enjoy bagels and a hands on activity.  December's book is Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco.   You can sign up for the program as well as pick up your free copy of the book at the circulation desk of the library. 

Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Upcoming titles for Books & Bagels in 2016:

 

Please note, December's program will be held at the ELPL Maker Studio, located in the Marriott Hotel.

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Suite 212
East Lansing, MI  48823

The move is due to the library's renovation project which begins in December.

Want to know more about the renovation of the East Lansing Public Library?  Visit:

www.elpl.org/renovate

 

 

 

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Books & Bagels at 2.0

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio - Downtown East Lansing

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.

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Books & Bagels - October 2015

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime room

In October we will be discussing the book Inside Out and Back Again by

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Books & Bagels May 2015

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

May's title is Nuts To You by Lynne Rae Perkins.  Sign up at the Circulation desk - the first 15 to register get a free copy of the book.  Bagels are generously provided by Panera Bread of Frandor.

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Books & Bagels February 2015

East Lansing Public Library - Meeting Room

February's title is Ungifted by Gordon Korman.

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Books & Bagels November 2014

November's group will read and talk about Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee. Stanford is an all-star basketball player and the youngest student to make the A-Team. Unfortunately he isn't seeing any A's in the classroom, much to the displeasure of his school-obsessed father. When Stanford finds out he flunked English and can't go to Basketball Camp during the summer he feels like his life is over. Especially when he has to make sure his friends don't find out, while being tutored by the super-smart Millicent Min--the girl his father wishes he could be more like. In this funny and heartfelt novel, find out about the true power of friends, family, and yourself.

The first 15 participants to register will receive a free copy of Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time.

As always, Books & Bagels is for children in grades 4-6.  Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to program participants.

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