Adult Services Blog

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  • Summer Reading Bingo: Try a New Genre
    Summer is a great time to try something new, so why not try reading a book you wouldn’t normally be drawn to? In the library, we shelve science fiction and mystery books in separate areas, so if you haven’t browsed there, you might have missed something really great. Genres like romance, fantasy, and horror are shelved with general fiction, but maybe you can tell them by their covers and skip over them. This might be the year you give one of them a go – feel free to ask the librarian for suggestions that would be just right for you…

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  • Summer Reading Bingo: Read a book about animals
    This should be another fun and easy square to check off. Reading a book to a child counts, and I’m sure our Youth Services department has loads of suggestions. Reading a book to your pet counts (especially this summer, and if you wanted to share a pic of your pet enjoying a book, we’d love to see it). There are also lots of recent books about animals that you can borrow from the library just to enjoy by yourself. Here are a few: Hero dogs: how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America’s greatest disaster-search partners by Wilma…

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  • Summer Reading Bingo: Attend a program
    We think we have a pretty great lineup of Tails & Tales programs this summer. Most of them will still be done via Zoom, but we’re trying to move some programs outside the library, as safely as possible. Did you attend the Cat Men of Gotham program in June or make mocktails with us in July? You could explore the night sky in August with us virtually or in-person. You can see the full list of our programs on our events page. Whether it’s online or in person, we look forward to seeing you this summer.
  • Summer Reading Bingo: Birdwatching
    This is a fun and easy square to check off. You can prep by watching the Great Course on birding or skip over to our YouTube channel for the recording of our Great Backyard Bird Count program from February. You can download any of a number of bird identification apps, or you can just simply spend some time watching and listening to the birds in your yard or at a local park or playground. How many different kinds do you notice? (Rhetorical question – we aren’t keeping track – we just want to you to enjoy the experience in the…

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  • Summer Reading Bingo: Flipster Magazines
    If you haven’t tried digital magazines with Flipster yet, you might want to check it out. Our collection includes more than 80 titles covering a variety of topics: The Atlantic, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and the ever-popular Consumer Reports. You can screenshot or print the pages you want to save, and you won’t need to bundle them up for recycling day. Vacation tip: download a bunch of issues to your tablet for offline reading wherever you choose to relax this summer. Remember, you can find the Bingo card on our Adult Summer Reading webpage, or on the Adult…

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  • Summer Reading Bingo: Great Courses
    Summer reading is here again, and so is our Adult Summer Reading Bingo game! Each square is a way for you to celebrate our theme of Tails & Tales and make the most of all the resources the library has to offer. Keep watching this space as we go through the board square by square and give you ideas on how to get a “good Bingo”. Learn something new with Great Courses – Great Courses is an online library with video lectures on nearly everything from finance to travel to cooking to dog training to photography…I could go on. You…

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  • June is Pride Month
    Many of the titles on this list are from The Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association. For more information and for additional lists (and books for older children) please visit their website: https://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/. We thank the librarians who have taken the time to select these titles each year. Picture Books and Books for Lower Elementary Age Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S Brannen Chloe is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know…

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  • April’s New Cookbooks
    We know so many of you enjoy experimenting with recipes from our cookbooks! Below is a list of the cookbooks that we added to our collection in April.