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Thanksgiving Bake and Book Talk (ages 6-12) [VIRTUAL–BY RSVP]

28 November 2020 @ 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min

Join us for a special virtual event to connect, and share, and discuss our favorite reads.


To foster discussion among our community of young readers, we’re hosting this special event just in time for Thanksgiving.  Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste will lead participants in the creation of a simple, no-bake pumpkin mousse, then participants will take turns sharing their latest reads. Bring along your current or most recent fiction or nonfiction read in English to talk about with the group after we make our sweet treats! Parents are expected to participate with their children, and will be required to assist with connecting via Zoom as well as with the food preparation.


In advance of this event, participants should gather:


1 package (8 ounces/150 g) cream cheese

1 package (225g) Mascarpone

(15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin (available at Boneshaker Donuts, The Real McCoy, or Le Bon Marche)

1/4 cup sugar

cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg (to taste)

Cookies (such as Graham crackers, butter cookies, or Speculoos)

Whipped cream (optional)

Chocolate chips or other decorative toppings (optional)


You will also need a handheld mixer, and a parfait cups or small jars. If you have a dessert decorator, frosting gun, or piping bags, please prepare them as well, but they are optional.


During the meeting, each child will be asked to:

  • read the first line of the book they’ve selected
  • briefly tell the rest of the group about the book (genre, favorite characters, setting…)
  • tell the group whether they recommend their book and why

Parents are welcome to join, and encouraged to actively participate in discussion.



This program requires advance registration, and is open to Library members. Click HERE to register. This program is free for Library members. Each child attending must have their own Library card, or be covered by a family membership. Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event via Zoom. Parents and caregivers are responsible for connecting to the meeting, and monitoring their children’s use of the internet.




28 November 2020
15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
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