American Girl Book Club meets Kirsten

Our American Girl Book Club makes quilts during their monthly meeting.

Our American Girl Book Club makes quilts during their monthly meeting.

Our American Girl Book Club leaped back to the Pioneer Days to meet Kirsten this month.

The girls learned about the travails of immigrant families like Kirsten who traveled from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier.

Each month, our club gets together to discuss a different American Girl book. Then we make a craft and play games that tie into the book, character or era.

This time, we made patchwork quilts (though we admittedly cheated a bit and used glue.) We also played pickup sticks like kids did back in Kirsten’s era.

If you have a child who likes the American Girl books or dolls, then she can join the fun. They can even bring their dolls with them, if they like. (Of course, the dolls aren’t required.)

Our next meeting is 4 p.m. on June 6 in the children’s section of our Main Branch on Mentor Avenue. The girls will be meeting Addy.

You can register your child for the book club on our web site or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

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