10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
"Mommy, Daddy and Tween" is a parent and children's book club that encourages children from grades 3rd-6th to read with their parents/guardians and discuss works with others. This offering is led by Yolanda King, a mom and a local children's book author. It is free and open to the public.
January's reading selection will be “Patina” by Jason Reynolds.
Patina, "Patty" Jones is the fastest girl on the Defenders track team. A newbie to the track team, she runs for many reasons—to escape from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. So Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? Patty must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her problems.