Summer Reading Fun – It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

Harriette Lawler with Feathered Banjo. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

When it comes to summer reading, we never really grow up, do we? We give ourselves permission to just relax and enjoy.

The kids who come to the library during the summer get to do crafts, watch movies and participate in challenges- well, we want to do that too! So the library staff has set up some fun programs for grown-ups in conjunction with the summer reading season. All are free.

We’ve just started holding Coloring sessions on Wednesdays, upstairs at Mesa at 5:30 p.m. We’re also showing special movies with music as the theme. We’ll show the documentary Muscle Shoals at 6 p.m. at Mesa June 20, followed by Pete Seeger: The Power of Song July 14.

Our Any Book Book Club takes place at one p.m. every Tuesday upstairs at Mesa Public Library and every Friday in the White Rock Branch, also at 1 p.m. It’s a conversation designed to get book recommendations, talk about what you’ve just read and fill out your book review card to be entered into the weekly drawing.Our adult summer reading challenge draws weekly winners, leading up to a grand prize drawing on August 6 at the White Rock Branch Library. There are no assignments, no homework, and no deadlines. “Read to the Rhythm” is the theme for this summer and books with a musical theme happen to be the featured display at the White Branch this month.

Our adult summer reading challenge draws weekly winners, leading up to a grand prize drawing on August 6 at the White Rock Branch Library.

All of these special summer programs are in addition to our regular programs and exhibits for adults. This month we’re presenting an international group of artists, 3rd Paradigm, in the Upstairs Art Gallery, while in July we’ll feature Santa Fe artist Maureen Howles with her paintings and monoprints.

The monthly Authors Speak features Los Alamos native Elizabeth J. Church with her highly acclaimed first novel The Atomic Weight of Love June 23. In July the author will be local favorite Robert Julyan with his new book Hiking to History.

For more information about library programs and events, visit losalamoslibrary.org.

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