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The "Mother-Daughter Book Club" continues in the Salt Lake County Library System with two more meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

This club is geared for girls, ages 8-12, and their mothers.

The first group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Whitmore Library, 2197 Fort Union Blvd. Discussion will be centered on "Harriet the Spy," with a chance for girls to make their own spy books.

Call 944-7539 for more information, or register at the library information desk.

The second group will meet on the same night at 7:30 p.m. at the Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, West Jordan, to discuss "Tuck Everlasting," by Natalie Babbit.

Call 944-7686 for more information.

A separate fall book club for boys and girls, ages 8-12, will also gather on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road. This club is called "Bob's Fall Book Group," and adults are not invited; it is for children only.

Yet another children's book club, this one for boys ages 8-12 with an adult, will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road. "George's Marvelous Medicine," by Roald Dahl, will be the book discussed.

One other special upcoming event will be "Halloween Origami," Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the West Jordan Library, 1970 W. 7800 South. Children ages 6-12 can make cornstalks, pumpkins, ghosts and bats for a 3-D origami picture.

Here are some books available for elementary school readers:

"Celery Stalks at Midnight," by James Howe. Chester the Cat is more convinced that ever that Bunnicula is a vampire.

"The Ordinary Princess," by M.M. Kaye. At the christening a princess is given the gift of "ordinariness" by a fairy. She runs away from the palace, becomes a kitchen maid and meets a prince.

"Orp," by Suzy Kline. Orville Rudemeyer Pygenski Jr. makes a decision to form an "I hate my name club" and encounters some surprising results.

"Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time," by James Gurney. A biologist and his young son are transported to the lost land of Dinotopia, where dinosaurs and humans live together peacefully.

"Where the Sidewalk Ends," by Shel Silverstein. A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are just two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry and drawings.

Here are some other upcoming reading-related activities for kids at Wasatch Front area libraries:

Mondays, 7 p.m.: "Family Storytime" at the Sprague Salt Lake City Library Branch, 2131 S. 1100 East.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.: "Toddler Time" for reading at the Provo City Library, Academy Square.

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.: "Preschool Storytime" at the Davis Central Branch, 155 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton.

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.: "Preschool Storytime" at the Davis Library Headquarters, 38 S. 100 East, Farmington.

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.: "Preschool Storytime" at the Davis South Library, 725 S. Main, Bountiful.

Fridays, 10 a.m.: "Book Babies" at the Provo City Library, Academy Square.

Fridays, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.: "Mother Goose" storytime at the Provo City Library, Academy Square.

Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: "Jammie Time" at the Main Salt Lake City Library, 209 E. 500 South. Kids wear jammies and bring their favorite stuffed animal along to this family storytime.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Bilingual stories for children at the Sprague Salt Lake City Branch Library, 2131 S. 1100 East.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 ,10 a.m.: "Book Baby" at the Day-Riverside Branch, 1575 W. 1000 North. For babies up to age 2. (Also Oct. 3 and Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Main Salt Lake City Library.)

Friday, Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m.: "After School with Captain Underpants" at the East Millcreek Library, 2266 Evergreen Ave. For ages 6 and up who want a crazy good time.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.: "Book Baby" at the Sweet Salt Lake City Library Branch, 455 F Street. For babies up to age 2.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: Teen poetry night at the Riverton Library, 12860 S. Redwood Road. For ages 12-18.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.: Free Internet training at the Main Salt Lake City Library, children's department, 209 E. 500 South. Call 524-8200 for more information. Other Net training classes also planned during October.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.: "Teen Book Talk" at the Main Salt Lake City Library, 209 E. 500 South. Bring your favorite book and find out what other teens are reading.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.: "Wings of Imagination: Tracy Aviary at the City Library." Birds and arts to appeal to children and teens will be at the Sprague Branch, 2131 S. 1100 East.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.: "Making Reading a Hobbit" at the Riverton Library, 12860 S. Redwood Road. Dress up as your favorite fantasy or science fiction character and bring a copy of your favorite book to this free party. Also on Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at the East Mill Creek Library; and on Friday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. at the Bingham Creek Library.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.: "After School with the Magic Treehouse" at the Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, for children grades one through six.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.: "Super Saturday Storytime" for all ages at the East Mill Creek Library, 2266 Evergreen Ave. Games, activities and special mystery storytellers.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: "Witches' Brew" at the Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way. Spooky stories and surprises.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.: "Book Time" at the Main Salt Lake City Library, 209 E. 500 South. "Island of Aunts," by Eva Ibbotson, will be discussed.

Compiled by Lynn Arave.


E-MAIL lynn@desnews.com