Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Read as many books as you can this summer and keep track of them in your reading log. Hand in your log by August 25. The person who reads the most books this summer will win a gift prize.
All participants must read adult fiction or non-fiction titles. Audio books, book club titles, volumes of poetry and plays also count as titles read. (Children’s books do not count towards the challenge).
The challenge begins June 2. All logs must be turned in by August 25. You may mail your log back to Jessica or email her your log at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to print a log!
Summer Lovin' Luncheon
A three-part series on the world’s most famous literary couples.
Join us this August as we explore the chemistry behind three very popular and famous literary duos. Some sizzled and some fizzled. We’ll explore how these couples inspired one another; loved one another; and left us with lasting works that still radiate heat for a modern-day reader. We encourage everyone who attends to bring a brown-bagged lunch. We will provide light refreshments.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Friday, August 1st at 12:00pm
It started with a simple letter of admiration from Robert to Elizabeth-- he told her how much he adored her poetry. From there, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning would begin one of the most famous courtships in literary history.
Mary Shelly and Percy Shelley
Friday, August 8th at 12:00pm
This famous Romantic poet and this famous Gothic novelist created a lasting body of work throughout their time together. Percy tragically drowned only six short years into their marriage. Their relationship is one of remembrance and also controversy and tragedy.
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Friday, August 22nd at 12:00pm
Perhaps one the most famous modern literary couples, these two poet's tragic romance would be anything but smooth sailing. Having unparallelled passion and talent, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were a power-house couple that took the literary world by storm. Unfortunately, their demise led to the suicide of Plath and the blaming of Hughes. Learn about this tragic, yet fascinating couple.
Register for all three (or just one event) beginning July 15th, To register, call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica.