Thursday, July 2, 2009

Record Number of Adult Summer Readers!

She doesn't look excited but we are. So far 535 of you have signed up for Adult Summer Reading!

Register online between now and Saturday, July 18th, if you haven't already, read 5 books and get a prize.

Come join us for an evening of poetry and music on Monday, July 20 from 7-8 p.m. in the Cedar Room. Nils Peterson, Santa Clara County's Poet Laureate and Symphony Silicon Valley Singers will be here. Monday July 27 you are invited to view the film Ocean's Twelve in the Cedar Room from 6-8:30 p.m. Sign up for both of these programs by calling (408) 615-2900.

Need suggestions for reading? Try those listed below or come to the 2nd floor Reference Desk and pick up a list for Fiction, Nonfiction, Fiction with an art theme, great series reads or Chinese Language books. Ask and we can help you find these and other great books in audio, downloadable or print versions.

The Beach House by Jane Green
A heartwarming tale of how a land-rich but cash-poor 65 year old widow saves her home by taking in summer boarders.

Black Will Shoot by Jesse Washington
A razor-sharp first novel that offers a searing look at the rap industry. Designated Suspense Fiction.

Bone People by Keri Hulme
An unusual novel, set in New Zealand, concentrates on three people: Kerewin Holmes, a part-Maori painter, Simon, a troubled and mysterious boy, and Joe Gillayley, a Maori factory worker who is Simon's foster father.

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