Each summer, the library encourages children, parents and adults to continue reading throughout the summer. Our Summer Reading Program is 100% supported by donations. Studies show that children who read during the summer months are better prepared when school resumes in the fall.
The 2014 Children’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Fizz, Boom, READ!”
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James V. Brown Library Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion
The Adult Summer Reading book discussion is set to start June 11. This year’s adult summer reading theme is “Literary Elements.” The theme inspired the selection of titles featuring three fascinating works of non-fiction focused of often bizarre aspects of science.
The titles and dates are:
- The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean – June 11
- The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum – July 9
- The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester – August 13
Meeting times will be the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing. Discussions begin with the first book on June 11.
Seating is limited. You may register online or call 326-0536.
Registration ends June 11.
Participants must provide their own books. Otto’s Bookstore offers book groups 10% off. Be sure to mention that when purchasing.