Calling all nature lovers, gardening enthusiasts, and history buffs: Author Meg Muckenhoupt shows off Boston’s historic parks and ever-expanding network of public spaces. You will leave wanting to plan a field trip to these local treasures.
Seats are limited-come early! This program is part of the LiveWires – Lifelong Learning in the Library series and is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Reading Public Library.
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Summer Sizzlers are on-the-spot book reviews presented by some of your favorite library staff members in speed-dating fashion! Sponsored by the Friends of Reading Public Library , this fast, fun event will get you ready to fill your beach bag with hot reads for this summer!
June 11, 2013 Discussion led by Bob Montgomery
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.
Note: This month only, the group will change the location of their meeting from the Conference Room to the Meeting Room.
Are you looking for that last minute gift for mom? Or perhaps a mom looking for a book to read? Check out these varied suggestions from Randy Susan Meyers (Reading Public Library featured in her column!), the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and Bookaholic.
We’d love to hear from you! What’s the best book you’ve received as a mom or given to a mom or just makes you think of mom? Email us (email@example.com) or leave a comment on our Facebook page!
Are you a fan of Pinterest? Follow the Reading Public Library Pinterest page as we post Staff Picks, new books and more! The Reading Public Library has started several boards:
In addition, be sure to check out an follow the Teen Spot Pinterest page that has lots of book lists and topics for fans of Young Adult books.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is an unusual novel in that its narrator is a dog named Enzo. It just so happens that Enzo is extremely intelligent and perceptive. In fact, Enzo’s thought processes are very much like those of his owner, Denny Swift, an aspiring race car driver. Denny and Enzo are best friends from the moment Denny brings Enzo home from the puppy farm in Spangle, Washington until the last few seconds of Enzo’s life. The novel is a love story, a story of speed and emotion, change and acceptance – all told through the eyes of a very astute canine.
Looking for something to do this summer? Well, the Reading Public Library is the place to be! Students entering seventh grade or above are eligible to apply for our SUMMER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM!
Volunteens are students who assist the library with the summer reading programs in the Teen Spot or the Children’s Room. A minimum commitment of 10 hours during the summer is required. Students may apply to volunteer in either the Teen Spot or the Children’s Room. Duties include assisting students with registration and reading logs, decorating, photocopying, word-processing, filing, shelving books and assisting with other programs. All Volunteens will be invited to an Appreciation Pizza Party and will receive certificates of participation. Teen Spot Application / Children’s Room Application
Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Join Boston Globe columnist Patricia Hunt Sinacole for the latest program in the Library’s Job Search Skills Series. The presentation will cover:
* The use / misuse of social media in a search
* Networking tips
* A job hunter’s elevator speech
* Resume and references
* Job search statistics Read on …
Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 7:00-8:30 p.m.
‘Careful, or you’ll end up in my novel!’
The Reading Public Library is excited to welcome Katherine Erskine, author of the award-winning book Mockingbird (appropriate for grades 4-7), on May 2nd to talk about creating characters, the writing process and her books. This event is open to the public and free of charge. We welcome you to bring your questions for the author or to just come and enjoy the program. We hope to see you there!
This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Reading Public Library.
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM
Please join us as we welcome author Randy Susan Meyers (The Murderer’s Daughters) to read from her latest novel, The Comfort of Lies. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This free event is sponsored by The Friends and The Foundation of Reading Public Library as part of our Massachusetts Author Series.
Published in February 2013, The Comfort of Lies is already receiving praise from both readers and critics.
“Randy Susan Meyers’s second novel is sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny, when the author skewers Boston’s class and neighborhood dividing lines, but it has a lot of heart, too. Meyers writes beautifully about a formerly good marriage – the simple joys of stability, the pleasures of veteran intimacy – and deftly dissects just how ugly things can get after infidelity. The battles these women fight take place on a small stage, yet they’re anything but trivial: saving a marriage, making a meaningful career, learning to parent.”-Boston Globe
Enjoy the Reading Group Guide (Simon & Schuster) with your book group today!