Book Discussion Group

Tweens and Teens, join us for some lively discussion and fun activities centered around Scott Westerfeld's book Leviathan.

Participants are to read the book ahead of time in order to have a discussion about what happens in the book.

Students can register for this group at the Reference Desk, call 920-967-3690, or email us at

Copies of the book will be set aside specifically for group members.

The group will meet in the Activity Room located on the lower level.

Book description:

It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn Sharp, a Darwinist, are on opposite sides of the war. But their paths cross in the most unexpected way, taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure….One that will change both their lives forever.

Kirkus Reviews, starred review -  "Two imperial forces meet, one built with steam and the other built with DNA, producing rich, vivid descriptions of the technologies the divide a continent."

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm