Try Something New!

What will you try this Summer?


The theme of our summer reading program 2013 is all about learning and exploring new subjects. In addition to book discussion and talks, the program will offer film screenings, opportunities to learn a new activity or skill, computer classes, author visits and much more. Join us at the kick-off luncheon with sandwiches provided by Bruegger's Bagels on Monday, June 10. A new feature of the program this year is the opportunity to log onto our new summer reading site and record you books for a chance at a weekly drawing for wonderful prizes. Just sign up and you will receive a voucher for a free bagel and coffee from Bruegger's Bagels, a fantastic supporter of our Library. Flip through our virtual programs and events brochure for the full summer calendar.

 1. Check out our "Try Something New" Bookbags.


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Your librarians have put together about a dozen book bags.  Each contains books, movies and music that will encourage you to try something new.  Each bag will be circulated for 3 weeks so you can really explore the topic.

Themes include:

  •     Home Recording
  •     Suburban Homesteading
  •     Make your own damn movie!
  •     Bike Maintenance
  •     Geocaching
  •     Camping & Backpacking
  •     Salsa
  •     Yoga
  •     Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse


 2. Join a Book Club on a Trial Basis.

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This summer we are offering our Book Bites club again.  This is a lunchtime book club.  You bring your lunch, an open mind and a willingness to talk and listen.  We pick the books and lead the discussion.  Food will be graciously supplied by Bruegger's Bagels.  Try out our book club, if you like it, join our Book Bites Book group that meets year round.

This summer, our book choices are:


 3.  Try Something New and Different on the Computer. 

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We are offering a wide array of computer classes this summer.  You could try out a new aspect of Word, learn how to publish your own book on the web, try digitally archiving some of your precious memories, lock down your home network or even learn to store your information securely in the cloud.  Let us show you how!
 Classes this summer include:

4.  Cool Off with a Great Flick.

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We will continue to screen movies on Monday afternoons at 4:00 pm in the Plaut Room.  Seating is limited to 25, filled on a first come, first served basis.  This summer, the movies will pair with our weekly themes.   They are as follows:
6/10:  Twisted Tales:  The Impossible
6/17:  Flaskbacks to the Past:  Cloud Atlas
6/24:  Memories:  Honor Flight
7/1:  Food For Thought:  Avalon
7/8:  Armchair Traveler:  Guilt Trip
7/15:  Beach Reads:  500 Days of Summer
7/22:  Blind Date with a Good Book:  Identity Thief
7/29:  Life of a Chef in Memoirs & Fiction:  Julie & Julia
8/5:  Don't Forget the Classics:  The Great Gatsby (1974)

5.  Expose Yourself to a New Form of Art.

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This summer we are showing two new artists.  Their works will be displayed in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery
separately.  Each will have their own opening reception. Whether it's oil or woodcuts, we have something new to show you!  This summer our openings include:

6.  Listen and Learn.

We continue our Authors on Stage program this summer.  We will be offering short story authors, local authors, new authors, best selling authors and adventurers.  The following authors have been invited to speak with you this summer.  Listen and learn...
7/16 - David Park
7/29 - Mary Simses