If you want an in-depth book discussion, register for the Summer Book Club that meets every Monday at 6 pm in July. You’ll read and discuss The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, set in post-Arthurian England, with ogres, giants, knights, fairies, and dragons. It is the story of a journey taken by Axl and Beatrice, husband and wife, seeking their son and the return of their memories, obscured by “the mist.” The novel is a treatise on memory, love, loss, and post-war relations between Britons and Saxons. The book club will focus on the intersections between this contemporary fantasy and Arthurian legend, as well as major themes, including memory, love, kinship, honor, and war. Ishiguro is the author of seven novels, including The Unconsoled and Never Let Me Go. He has won numerous awards, including the Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day. Register and pick up your book today!
Join us this summer for a Summer Reading Program packed with activities, programs and events for all ages. Our themes for the summer are Escape the Ordinary for Adults and Every Hero Has a Story for Children. Programs run from June 22nd to August 8th. To kick off the Summer Reading Program, visit the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 20th. Make sure to stop by our table to spin our Literary Trivia Wheel. You’ll also be able to get your picture taken as an Avenger superhero so bring your phones or cameras! Enjoy the day by listening to a playlist of superhero theme songs and visit with our celebrity guest teachers and librarians from local schools.
There will be something for everyone this summer with a multitude of programs and prizes. Registration is required for most programs. Check out our Programs pages or our Calendar page for more information.