Rock ‘em! Sock ‘em! The adult summer reading program of the Middlebury Public Library will begin on Monday, June 2nd. This summer, the librarians are asking you to choose a side: Red Rocket or Blue Bomber, and join in the friendly competition of which team will read more books. For every 1000 pages read, you can also enter to win one of two monthly surprise prizes to be drawn at the end of June and on August 7th and conclude with an ice cream social on August 7th. Bring it on!
This summer the Middlebury Public Library invites all Teens to join the librarians and library users of all ages in our Battle of the Book Lovers. Pick you team, Red Rocket or Blue Bomber, and count all the pages you read this summer. All forms of reading count; webpages, magazines, audio-books, and ebooks! For every 100, pages you read, fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the summer! Let’s see which team will read 100,000 pages first!
**All raffle tickets must be in by Thursday, August 7th**
Starting June 5, 2014 Middlebury Public Library invites readers (ages 5-12) to create their own Summer Reading Program. They can set their own GOALS, decorate their own POSTERS, and complete their READING PROGRAM by August 7th.
How many pages will you read? 10, 100, 200, 500, 1000 or more! Decorate your thermometer post with anything you would like. Pick up you packet at the Children’s Desk and sign up for the Reading Challenge.
On Thursday, August 7th at 6:30pm we will celebrate the end of our challenge with all the readers who have reached their GOALS. At the celebration, you will be able to “Create Your Own Sundae” at the Sundae Table and enjoy music. Each reader who has completed their challenge will be entered into the surprise drawing for gifts and prizes. Posters will be on display in the Larkin Room. Ribbons will be given to the most colorful, creative, prettiest and most action packed posters.
Under the Sea Creative Crafts, a special summer craft program for children entering grades 1 – 5, will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting at 2:30pm to 3:30pm starting July 9th and ending on August 6th. Explore, create and learn about the different sea creatures. Stop by the library or call 203-758-2634 to register.
The Brown Bag Book Discussion group will be meeting Wednesday, August 6th at 1pm to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. New members welcome.
“After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.
The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.”
summary from goodreads.com
The Mystery Book Discussion group will be meeting Thursday, August 14th at 6pm to discuss Jonathan Kellerman’s Mystery.
“The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant—and curious—is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last. But when a sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo’s best efforts to close this crime not just impossible but fatal.”
summary from amazon.com