The theme for this year’s Adult Summer Reading program is “Groundbreaking Reads,” and we are looking for titles to fill out our book list. So, what books do you find “groundbreaking”?They could be books that have had a major impact on you personally, important works of literary achievement or things you just think everyone should read. We’re leaving the definition of groundbreaking up to you. Share your list of books in the comments section and stay tuned for more information about “Groundbreaking Reads.”
· Patrons may read any book they choose, there is no list of acceptable materials
· “Reading” audiobooks and e-books count
· Patrons do not have to check these books out from the library
· The first 50 patrons to turn in a review will receive a book bag
· Each book review is considered one entry into the drawing
· Review forms will be available both in paper form and online beginning June 10th
· Random drawings for smaller prizes will be held each Saturday
· All review forms are due by August 3rd
· Grand Prize Drawing will be held on August 10th
· Each time a patron attends a program they will be entered into the prize drawing
· Registration is required to attend programs
· Programs can be found in our June/July/August newsletters. Register for any program by calling 412-264-3502 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Picks include:
MONTHLY ADULT PROGRAMS
Adult Programs-Registration required. Please register by calling the library, in person, or by emailing email@example.com
Talk of the Town-Adult Discussion Group
First Thursday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
This current events group is dedicated to the art of conversation. The group discussion covers issues interesting and important to the community.
Viewing Pleasure-June 15th Third Saturday of the Month at 2 p.m. –Join us for a movie screening and discussion of a wide variety of classic and contemporary films. Refreshments served.
Mystery Book Club-4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. Refreshments served. Stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book.
Computer Classes- (Please note that computer classes will only be held if a minimum of 3 people register for a class at class deadline.)
Intro to Computers-Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30 p.m. Learn the basics of how to use Microsoft Word. Registration required.
Intro to Ancestry.com. Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m. Learn about this great computer resource on genealogy. Registration required.
Special Programs for June –Adult Crafts
Tuesday, June 20th at 2 p.m. Make a Modge Podge Candle Holder
All ages Welcome. Supplies provided. Register by 6/16.
Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Make a DIY Book Planter-For ages 18+
Registration Required. Register by 6/19. Cookies and other refreshments served.
Best Seller Lists
- Nancy Pearl’s Book Reviews
Previously known as Nancy Pearl's Picks, Ms. Pearl's book reviews on Seattle's KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, are mandatory for readers.
Books in Series
- What's Next
A searchable database for books written in a series; two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. The What's Next™: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library.
Literature DatabasesDon’t forget to explore the wealth of literary information in these featured databases:
Book Discussion GuidesThree great sources for book reviews, discussion questions, and formal guides for book groups:
Hot TitlesNew books coming soon. Call the library to reserve your copy or order yours online by way of The Catalog. Download the Hot Titles list here.
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Make the Most of Your Library Catalog!
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- Star Rating
- Wish List
- Reading History
- Patron Reviews