Connect Your Summer
Monday, July 22, we will both GEEK OUT and SLEUTH IT. We'll start our day with a video game bad guy who wants to play the hero and end with a backwards tale about a man who can't remember much-and has the tattoos to prove it.
On Thursday, July 11 at noon, we will be discussing:
The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger — This classic coming of age story electrified the literary world when published in 1951. The New York Times wrote that the 'book's very first sentence, struck a brash new note in American literature': "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." Over sixty years later, Salinger's writing and his disaffected and cynical narrator, Holden Caulfield, not only have iconic stature in the literary world, but remain as fresh and exciting as they were when new.
Wimpy Kid fans going into grades 3 through 6, come join us for an evening hour of fun. Make a craft, play a game, enjoy a wimpy wonder, and get some car window clings to "Wimpify" your vehicles with your favorite Kinney characters.
When: July 23, 7:00-8:00 PM
Registration begins: May 29
Monday, July 29, we will CHOW DOWN with the CURTAINS UP. We'll start our day with a Parisian mouse who dreams of great food and end the evening with a song.
- Saturday, August 10
- Saturday, August 24
[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
The stand by Stephen King
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
The maze runner by James Dashner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Will we ever be able to travel through time to different eras? These books tackle tough questions about "life, the universe, and everything."
Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles
Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney
How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey
How to build a time machine by Paul Davies
Join us Thursday August 8, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Community Room for a crafting extravaganza! This event will feature a wide range of "crafting stations" to help you earn your "Be Creative" badge. Instructors will be on hand to help with beading projects, papercrafts, hair accessories and much, much more. Ages 12 and up.
In May of 1963 the first group of Americans reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the expedition with these books and DVDs.
The vast unknown: America's first ascent of Everest by Broughton Coburn
Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine?s Fatal Ascent by Hoyland, Graham
The wildest dream [videodisc]: conquest of Everest by National Geographic Entertainment ; an Altitude Films production in association with Atlantic Productions
The school of essential ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Dying for chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Elza's kitchen: a novel by Marc Fitten
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke
The Recipe Club: a tale of food and friendship by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
Edible stories: a novel in 16 parts by Mark Kurlansky
The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan
Hen Lit is grown-up chick lit with an older heroine who probably has a kid or two and a mortgage. But she’s still just as much fun as her twenty-something chick lit sisters.
The generous gardener by Trisha Ashley — Living in an idyllic Welsh village with a handsome husband and a loving daughter, 40-something Fran March has reason to be happy with her lot. Then her daughter, the result of an unforgettable one-night stand, starts asking awkward questions about her "real" father.
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Abandoned by her husband, Venetia Summers is not alone. Living in a dilapidated house in Norfolk, she is surrounded by her three children, a houseful of animals, and a garden run amok.
Savannah blues: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.