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YA Book Club

The Fire Never Goes Out by ND Stevenson

2023-03-29 18:00:00 2023-03-29 19:00:00 America/New_York YA Book Club Do you love reading YA books? Do you wish you had others to discuss these books with? Then this is the book club for you! Ages 13+ James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-29 18:00:00 2023-03-29 19:00:00 America/New_York YA Book Club Do you love reading YA books? Do you wish you had others to discuss these books with? Then this is the book club for you! Ages 13+ James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Do you love reading YA books? Do you wish you had others to discuss these books with? Then this is the book club for you! Ages 13+

Pick up a copy of The Fire Never Goes out at the circulation desk of Duncan Library while supplies last, made available thanks to the Friends of the Duncan Library!

The Fire Never Goes Out is a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony, or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, "Nimona", Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.

In celebration of Women's History Month, we will journey back in time during our meeting and look at the art and progression of women comic makers from the Golden Age (early 1900's) to the work of women who contributed to the rise and popularity of comics and graphic novels today!

Since our book club pick is on the shorter side this month I have a list of other recommended titles that you can check out from the library:

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1)
by Marjane Satrapi

Nimona
by N.D. Stevenson

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
by Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell  

Spinning
by Tillie Walden

On a Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden

Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith
Grace Ellis, Hannah Templer(Illustrator)

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Teens | Special Event | Book Discussion Groups |

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James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

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Phone: 703.746.1705
Fax: 703.746.1785

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: There is a small lot with 9 spaces.  On street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.3 miles) and King Street Stations (1.5 miles)
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B
  • DASH Bus: 33

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
An American television film based on the novel of the same name by Ernest J. Gaines starring Cicely Tyson as the strong woman who fought for freedom at every turn - well into her 100's.

Sun, May 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Bring your preschooler to the Duncan Library on Sunday afternoons to explore STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! Recommended ages 3-6

Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In the very merry month of May we sang for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, May 28, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
In the very merry month of May we sang for Stories and Songs! Perfect for toddlers and siblings. Come enjoy the fingerplay, songs and story-telling with us. Ages 0-5

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join Miss Katie for a selection of Pre-K stories and themed craft each week. Ages 3+ with a caregiver. Siblings welcome! Recommended Ages 3-5

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Introducing the community to D&D through introductory sessions, one-shots, and campaigns. Email Dungeon Master Josstin at jgogue@alexlibraryva.org if you're interested in joining. Ages 12-18

Wed, May 29, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Spitfire club, Summer Session. Changing the world, one book at a time! Kindergarten - 3rd Grade.

Thu, May 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 30, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Toddler Rock N' Read roars through the month of May with Mr. Josstin. Great for toddlers and siblings. Ages 0-5

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Both beginners and advanced fiber artists are welcome! Ages 12+

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Mon, Jun 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Wiggle, scoot and sing at Baby Time! Fingerplay and songs for Ages 0-14 Months.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
Beth Patridge Meeting Room
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Mon, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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