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Home school resources: Writing Club and Home School Books

Home School Writing Club.

The Pembroke Town library Writing Club is a  group of Moms and Home School Students that get together once a month. Each month there is a writing assignment that the students get to read in front of the others in the group. The meeting is every second Wednesday of the month at 1:00-2:00PM.  Home School students of all ages and abilities are welcome. You do not need a library card to participate in this group. You will need a library card to check out books. 

Marie Mehegan, our Children's librarian, home schooled her eight children for 17 years. She is the facilitator of the Writing Club group. Contact her for more information at 485-7851 or mmeheganptl@yahoo.com

Meeting Schedule for Spring 2017:

Wednesday, January 11:Write a story with these starter words: Snow, Firewood, Mouse, Mailbox, Policeman.

Wednesday, Feburary 8: Describe a person you really like. What are some of the qualities you admire with this person? Describe this person's appearance and personality traits.

Wednesday: March 8: Book Report. Choose any book and write a book report. Persuade us to want to read this book.

Wednesday: April 12: Write about a Historical Characher. Dress up as him/her for our club meeting if you like. We have lots of biographies to choose from here at the library.

Wednesday: May 10: It's national pet week. Write about a family pet that is/was special to you or...if you could have any animal as a pet (that you have not had before) what would it be and why? Write about your adventure with this pet.


Books for your Home School.

We have a Home School section with educational books such as Biographies, Science references, History textbooks and novels, Geography and Language Arts. Our hope is that you will use your local library as a resource for your Home School.

Here are a few examples:

Woody, Hazel and Little Pip. Elsa Beskow's picture books for children have been known and loved for over a century. Her delightful story and pictures describe woodland scenes in the autumn when the two acorn children get blown away in the wind. Grade level preschool -1st grade.

Nory Ryan's Song. A novel about the Irish potatoe famine. Grade level 3-5

The Yanks are Coming by Albert Marrin. The United States in the First World War. Marrin relates how the "Yanks" came over to aid the European Allies and turn the tide in the first great war. High School reading level.

The History of Medicine. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies,  and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index. Ages 8-12.