WIRC Middle School Book List Part 1


Alexander Hamilton : the making of America / Teri Kanefield.

Believe : the victorious story of Eric LeGrand /

Chasing secrets / Gennifer Choldenko.

The best man / Richard Peck.

Chasing Vermeer / by Blue Balliett

Ender’s Game / Orson Scott Card.

Cloud and Wallfish / Anne Nesbet.

Confessions of a murder suspect / James Patterson

A dog’s purpose / W. Bruce Cameron.

The face on the milk carton / Caroline B. Cooney.

Found / Margaret Peterson Haddix.

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.

The graveyard book / Neil Gaiman

The inquisitor’s tale / Adam Gidwitz

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key / Jack Gantos

WIRC High School Book Lists


And we stay by Jenny Hubbard.

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Aristotle and Dante … by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

East by Edith Pattou.

Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone by J.K. Rowling.

In the shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis.

Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven.

I will plant you a lilac tree by aura Hillman.

The last lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.


Looking for Alaska by John Green.

March. Book three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

The passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry.

Never fall down by Patricia McCormick.

A northern light by Jennifer Donnelly.

The hate u give by Angie Thomas.


Sarah’s key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

The serpent king by Jeff Zentner.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal.

WIRC Reading Challenge Book Lists

The WIRC reading list for high school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

The WIRC reading list for middle school students with links to our catalog and call numbers.

Original Characters Writers Workshop

Writers tend to be so self-critical; let’s focus on the positive!
What’s working for your story? Who are your characters? What else could you try?
Let me try to help you find a new tool, book, website, app, blog – whatever I can find! – to work through your issues or get inspired.

We’re meeting the first Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:30 at Norwin Public Library.
Please email or call Amanda Mitchell at 724-863-4700 x 112

FAQ:

Do I have to sign up?

No, but registration is requested. It helps me know how many people to expect.

Do I have to share my work?

No way! We’ll also have short discussions about writing … and pizza. Shy people welcome!

Can I register online?

Absolutely! Email Amanda at amitchell@norwinpubliclibrary.net or click here!

Can I still come if I only have an idea for a story?

Yes! Please do! Everyone has to start somewhere. Maybe this is the encouragement you need.

Do I have to be a member of your library?

Nope, but you do need a card to check out books. It’s free, so why not?

What age group is this intended for?

I had high school students in mind, but college-aged students and middle school aged students are also welcome.

Book Club on Fleek!

The Book Club on Fleek is on point with today’s meaningful literature. Never boring, always thought-provoking, Book Club on Fleek brings new and fresh ideas to the discussion table. Aimed at millennials, books chosen will deal with a wide range of social and current issues, and how today’s younger generation deals with the world around them. This club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Current Selection for August:

We Were Liars / E. Lockheart.

Recent Books include:

Everything I Never Told You / Celeste Ng. Tell The Wolves I’m home : A Novel / Carol Rifka Brunt. The Night Circus : A Novel / Erin Morgenstern.

Cozy Mysteries Book Club

You are invited to join the Norwin Public Library’s cozy mystery book club, the “Cozies.” Cozy mysteries are fun, easy to read books, that are funny, downplay violence and and often take place in a small town. The book club meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm.

Norwin Nibblers Cookbook Club

The Norwin Nibblers Cookbook Club is a cooking group that takes inspiration from cookbooks. Every month, each member selects a recipe from a cookbook curated by our staff, and brings the cooked dish to a group meeting at the library.

Norwin Nibblers is open to everyone and meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 12:00PM.

Farm to Fork : Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh / Emeril Lagasse. Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook / Ina Garten. The Book Lover’s Cookbook. / Shaunda Kennedy Wenger & Janet Kay Jensen.

Page Turners Book Club

PageTurners is a new book club to NPL that just formed this past January.  Designed to appeal to students between grades 3 and 5, we enjoy talking about the book, maybe playing a game of book-based trivia and having some snacks! Please contact the Children’s Library for more information.

Our group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm and copies of the books are provided via inter-library loan.

So far, we’ve read:

The phantom tollbooth / Norton Juster Wait till Helen comes : a ghost story / Mary Downing Hahn.
Pictures of Hollis Woods / Patricia Reilly Giff. The View From Saturday / E.L. Konigsburg. The One and Only Ivan / Katherine Applegate.

Books You Always Meant To Read Book Club

Walden? To the Lighthouse? Satanic Verses? War and Peace? You know, the books you’ve heard spoken about in a hushed and reverent tone. You’ve meant to read them, but just never got around to it. We read those. And more…

National Book Award winners and finalists, Pulitzer Prize nominated novels, and other highly regarded modern literature.

The Books You Always Meant To Read Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm.

Prior book selections include:

Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy City on Fire / Garth Hallberg Middlemarch / George Eliot

Pushing The Limits Science Book Club

The “Pushing the Limits” Book Group meets to discuss books that explore ideas about nature, technology, and science that push the limits of our knowledge and reshape our understanding of the world around us. Past selections have included, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, Thunderstruck  by Erik Larsen, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, and most recently, Planck by Brandon Brown. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Please call the library for more information.

Prior selections have included:

Planck : Driven By Vision, Broken By War /
Brandon R. Brown.
Thunderstruck / Erik Larson. Flight Behavior / Barbara Kingsolver.