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 has held a variety of adult summer learning programs. Register for programs using the provided link or call 610-358-3445.
*August 22nd @ 6:30pm - "Beekeeping and Cooking with Honey" with beekeeper Ed Pieters Register for this program
View a list of our regular monthly programs below. If you have any questions or are interested in partnering with the library to present a program, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 610-358-3445.
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
Regular Monthly Programs
Senior Gaming - Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am (Not held every Tuesday. Check calendar for dates.) -Bring a friend and play a variety of board games including Scrabble, Clue, Scattergories and more!
Adult Coloring Corner - Every Tuesday from 5pm-8pm - Relax while you color adult Zentangle pages.
Cookbook Book Club - The 4th Tuesday of every month @ 1pm - Pick a recipe from the cookbook at the circulation desk, then bring it to Cookbook Book Club to enjoy with fellow foodies.
Afternoon Book Club - The 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 2pm - Check our calendar for each month's title.
Evening Book Club - The 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm - Check our calendar for each month's title.
Movie Matinee for Adults - The 2nd Wednesday of every month 1pm - Sit back and enjoy one of the library's newest DVDs. Check our calendar for each month's film.