It’s time for summer reading! This summer marks the second year for the adult summer reading program for individuals age 18 and older at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. The theme this year is “Escape the Ordinary” which invites patrons to explore, heroes, superheroes, extraordinary people, places and activities.
Register at the Circulation Desk and receive a bookmark for signing up. Be sure to pick up some book review forms. Complete a brief book review for each book read to be eligible for prizes. Book reviews will be displayed to share participants’ thoughts and opinions. Book reviews may be submitted beginning June 23. The last date for the submission of book reviews is Saturday, August 8.
For adventurous readers who would like to expand their reading preferences, there is an optional tictac-toe reading challenge sheet which will be entered into an additional drawing for a prize. Quiz sheets will be available every other week for participants who want to test their knowledge.
A variety of interesting adult programs are scheduled this summer. On Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 join Penn State Master Gardener Roberta Troy for Milkweed, Monarchs & More. The future of the beautiful Monarch butterfly is in jeopardy. A Power Point presentation will be presented on the life and migration habits of the Monarch and what can be done to save it. Mrs. Troy has been a Penn State Master Gardener for 11 years and is a member of the National Butterfly Association, the National Wildlife Federation and Monarch Teaching Network.
On Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 Stories of the Pennsylvania Passengers of the Titanic will be presented by Bill Lewis. Mr. Lewis is Commissioner of the PA Historical and Museum Commission and author of the book, Stories of the Wilkes-Barre Titanic Passengers. Special guest for the evening will be Mae Thomas whose relatives were among the passengers of the fateful voyage. Mr. Lewis’s book will be available for purchase that evening.
Socrates Café will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30. Join Steve Wallace in the Kirby Café (the reading room), to engage in analytical discussion and thoughtful and reflective philosophical sharing in an environment of open, respectful communication. The topic will be chosen by the group that evening. Coffee will be served.
A closing celebration is planned for Wednesday, August 12 for participants of the adult summer reading program. Prizes will be awarded and evaluation of the program will be discussed. Refreshments will be served.
To get complete details on the adult summer reading program, visit the library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop, or check out the library website www.kirbylib.org.
Registration for any of the programs may be done by calling the library at 570-474-9313, or by visiting the library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop.