Adult Summer Learning
Welcome to summer! This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World!" To honor this year's theme, a reading list of carefully selected books and thoughtful programs have been put together for your enjoyment.
In addition to our regularly scheduled adult programs, the library will hold a variety of adult summer learning programs. Registration is requested for programs listed with an *. For questions or to register for a program call 610-358-3445.
July 5th @ 1:00pm - "Rachel Kohl Rocks : Painting Rocks and Spreading Kindness"
* July 10th @ 6:30pm - "Raised Beds and Container Gardening Talk" with Penn State Master Gardner
July 13th @ 6:30pm - "Raising Money Savvy Kids" with Boeing Helicopter Credit Union
July 18th @ 6:30pm - "SuperFoods! : Combating Disease with Anti-Inflammatory Foods" with nutritionist Kristin Hock from Main Line Health Fitness and Wellness Center
July 26th @ 6:30pm - "Book Talk - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" with Dr. Krista Thomason, Professor at Swarthmore College
August 2nd @ 6:00pm- "Rowing Across the Atlantic" with George Pagano
*August 8th @ 6:00pm - "Canning and Preserving" with local author Marisa McClellan
* August 15th @ 1:00pm - "Make Your Own Reusable T-Shirt Grocery Tote"
August 22nd @ 6:30pm - "Beekeeping and Cooking with Honey" with beekeeper Ed Pieters
Visit our July calendar for a complete listing of adult programs. If you have any questions or are interested in partnering with the library to present a program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For every book you read, you can enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire 7! Books can, but do not have to be from the suggested reading list. A winner will be drawn on August 28th.
Suggested Summer Reading List
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders by Stacey Radin
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicolas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom