Mead Public Library's Book to Art Club


6:00–7:30 p.m.
The ARTery


The Boy Who Drew Monsters: a Novel by Keith Donohue

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.

Mead Public Library will partner with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Bookworm Gardens. Participants will read the selected book, then create artistic projects during the discussion to further engage with the literature. Art supplies will be provided, but participants may bring their own materials. Book club copies of books may be obtained at Mead Public Library at the second floor Help Desk one month before discussion.

Age 14+

Free and open to the public

No registration is required



The Book to Art Club activities are free, funded by the Friends of Mead Public Library. The Book to Art Club is part of The Library as Incubator Project