Category Archives: Summer Reading

DIY: Totes August 4

gogoWhether you’re off to the beach or heading home from the library, having a sturdy carry-all is invaluable. In this hand-sewing workshop you’ll learn how to make a plain bag into a unique tote. Materials provided.

Thursday, August 4, 7:00-8:30pm

Creekside Room.

For high school and middle school students only. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

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Sweet Treats – July 21

cookies1A wise person once said, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” Suzanne Griffin, certified personal chef and cooking instructor, returns to teach us how to make (and eat!) delicious delights.

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm. Creekside Room. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Movie & Pizza Night

guardiansMovie and Pizza | Thursday June 16, 7PM

It’s officially summer and time to relax! Kick off the season with free pizza and screening of the hilarious film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Creekside Room. Registration recommended. Click here to register.

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Teen Summer Events at the Library

So much is happening at the library this summer!

book_tac_toe_web_square_artBook-Tac-Toe Summer Reading Program | June 10 – August 15
Read books and win prizes in our Book-Tac-Toe Summer Reading Program. Select which books you’d like to read from the given categories and you’ll be entered to win prizes for each book you finish. Earn another raffle ticket when you make three in a row: Book-Tac-Toe! Registration required. Click here to register. Come in to pick up a reading log, or log your books online (coming soon).

guardiansMovie and Pizza | Thursday June 16, 7PM

It’s officially summer and time to relax! Kick off the season with free pizza and screening of the hilarious film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Creekside Room. Registration recommended. Click here to register.

 

chirstmas_treats_3_by_retoucher07030Sweet Treats | Thursday July 21, 7PM

A wise person once said, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” Suzanne Griffin, certified personal chef and cooking instructor, returns to teach us how to make (and eat!) delicious delights. Creekside Room. Registration required. Click here to register.

 

Totes | Thursday August 4, 7PM

In this hand-sewing workshop you’ll learn how to customize a plain bag into a unique tote that is perfect for the beach or for carrying books. All materials provided. Creekside Room. Registration required. Click here to register.

BT3End of Summer Party | Monday August 15, 7PM

Have one last summer hurrah with free Sol Food, live music, and more at the End of Summer Party in the Amphitheater. We’ll draw raffle prizes for some lucky summer reading participants and listen to great music. You don’t need to attend the party to win…but we’d love to see you there! Registration recommended. Click here to register.

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Summer Reading Program: Trivia Addict

Summer Reading is all about finding that delicate balance between expanding your horizons and letting you choose what you want to read. We know you’ve just spent an entire year (or four) with teachers telling you when and what to read.

We want to help you find new books that you will love, but stay within the confines of what interests you. Also, we have a bunch of prizes to give away, so we’re going to do that, too.

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up here!

2. Spin the Trivia Wheel (you have to select a “power” level before hitting “spin”)

3. Pick a book that relates–in any way, you’ll see that we’re not picky– to the category you landed on. Dozens of suggestions for each category can be found through the links below. You can also get a Personalized Reading List by going here.

4. After you read a book, submit the title and the category in your online reading log.

5. Come to our end-of-summer party in August to pick up your prize, eat free Sol Food, and listen to live entertainment in the Outdoor Amphitheater. You don’t need to attend the party to win…you’ll just be sad you missed a good time. (Same goes for the party, you can come even if you haven’t done the Trivia Addict challenge). Pictures from last year’s extravaganza can be found here.

6. For extra (and optional) fun times, next time you are in the Library, ask the Reference Librarian for a trivia question. If you get it right, the Librarian will submit your name for an extra chance to win one of the amazing prizes!

Trivia Addict Category Book Lists

(Click on the category name to be taken to the full book list for each category. Or you can see all the lists here).

Art 

Entertainment

Geography

History

Science

Sports

Wild Card

 Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants (Grilly’s! Sol Food! Boo Koo!), as well as iTunes gift cards and…a Kindle Fire!

 

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Sweet Reads Book Club: The Fifth Wave

Join us at the library on the first Monday of every month for our new Young Adult Book Club! Come for the snacks, to tell us why you loved or hated the book, or to suggest future book club titles. Sweet treats provided at all events!

August 3: The Fifth Wave.

Registration recommended.

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August 3rd: Who doesn’t love a good post-apocalyptic novel? Join us for a discussion of Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave, a novel set in a world where there’s only one rule: trust no one. Refreshments will be provided, and registration is recommended. Register here. Find a copy of The Fifth Wave here.

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Trivia Addict Category: Wild Card (Book List)

 

Wild Card Book List

Obviously, Wild Card means you can pick ANYTHING you want. But if you need some extra help, here are some of my (Katie’s) favorite books:

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Trivia Addict Category: Entertainment (Book List)

Entertainment

(Things having to do with “the biz,” or just anything that happens to entertain you)

Fiction:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradburyentertainmentjpg

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Reality Boy by A. S. King

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Non-Fiction:

Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure ed. Rachel Fershleiser

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann

The Circus Fire by Stewart O’Nan

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton

Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System by Sharon Waxman

Shock Value: How A Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman

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Trivia Addict Cateory: Sports (Book List)

Sports Book List

(Anything that gets the body moving counts for this category!)

Fiction:

Pick-up Game: A Full Day of Court edited by Marc Aronsonsports

Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe (soccer)

Call me by my name by John Ed Bradley (football)

Panic by Sharon Draper (dance)

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (baseball)

The Natural by Bernard Malamud (baseball)

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (basketball)

Game by Walter Dean Myers (basketball)

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (basketball)
The Berlin Boxing Club by Rob Sharenow (boxing)

Winger by Andrew Smith (rugby)

The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow (surfing)

Non Fiction:

Open by Andre Agassi (tennis)

In These Girls Hope is a Muscle by Madeline Blais (basketball)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown (rowing)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (hiking)

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince (ballet)
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton (surfing)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand (horse racing)

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (climbing)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (baseball)

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (running)

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly (martial arts)

Pitching in the Promised Landby Aaron Pribble

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts by Joan Ryan (gymnastics)

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (baseball–graphic novel)

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (walking)

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed the Town by Warren St. John (soccer)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed (hiking)

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Trivia Addict Category: Art (Book List)

Art Book List

(Does this book have painting, drawing, writing or even someone who thinks artistic thoughts? Excellent! Almost anything will do!)

ArtFiction

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Art Thief by Noah Carney

The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby; illustrations by Trevor Cooper

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Fly on the Wall: how one girl saw everything by E. Lockhart

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire; illustrations by Bill Sanderson

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

A Work of Art by Melody Maysonet

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

 

Non-Fiction

Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Hyperbole and a Half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened by Allie Brosh

Richmond Independent Press: a history of the underground zine scene by Dale M. Brumfield

Banksy: the man behind the wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

Tattoo Machine: tall tales, true stories, and my life in ink by Jeff Johnson

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Street Sketchbook: Journeys by Tristan Manc

Understanding Comics by Scott MccLoud

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