Category Archives: Summer Reading

Epistolary Book Chat List

Our August Book Chat theme was epistolary books (novels in letters, or books about or containing letters). Here’s a list of some of the titles we discussed, listed alphabetically by the author’s last name: Fiction Tara Altebrando & Sara Zarr, … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading: Prizes Revealed

From the number of reading logs that have been picked up so far, it’s clear that many people are participating in the adult summer reading program already. If you haven’t picked up a reading log yet, it’s not too late … Continue reading

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Extra, extra, read all about it: Adult summer reading starts today!

Kids and teens don’t get all the fun to themselves: adults have summer reading too, and it starts today! From June 20 through September 4, keep track of each book you read and every event or program you attend at … Continue reading

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Are you feeling EXTRAORDINARY? Get ready for adult summer reading!

We know you know all about the summer reading programs for kids and teens, but do you know there’s also summer reading for adults? This year’s theme is “escape the ordinary,” which, let’s be honest, is a little vague, but … Continue reading

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Top Summer Reading Books

Lists, lists, lists (but never “listicles,” shudder) – the summer book lists are rolling in! What should you check out this summer? The Boston Globe‘s “Suggested Summer Books”: The 30 books on this list are divided into categories: “first novels,” … Continue reading

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Adult summer reading prizes 2014

Even more people participated in our summer reading program this year than last year – we had 170 people register, and too many raffle tickets to count! With each raffle ticket representing one book read, that’s great news. And now … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: One Week Left!

Labor Day is sneaking in early this year, but at the library there’s an extra week of summer… If you’re participating in adult summer reading, make sure to fill out all your raffle slips and put them in the box … Continue reading

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Sci-fi fans in the library: recommendations from readers

The science and sci-fi book and author recommendations continue to stream in. Mentioned recently: Anne McCaffrey Ben Bova Isaac Asimov Lois McMaster Bujold (A Civil Campaign) Madeleine L’Engle (A Swiftly Tilting Planet) Rick Yancey (The Fifth Wave) Chris Beckett (Dark … Continue reading

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“Time is an illusion.”

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” —Douglas Adams The suggestions of favorite science and sci-fi books have continued to pour in from Arlington readers. (See the first batch of suggestions here.) Clearly, there are some science and sci-fi fans … Continue reading

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O brave new world, that has such people in’t

We asked and you answered – lots of Arlington readers have favorite science and sci-fi books to share! Here are some of the recommended titles we collected from the adult summer reading display table after just one week: Stranger in … Continue reading

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