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    Book Club in a Bag

    Read and Play All Summer...

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    Summer and play go together like peanut butter and jam, or, if you have a slightly more adventurous palate, like pear and blue cheese…YUM!

    Summer play invites a world of possibilities: backyard BBQs, vacations, stay-cations, boating, biking, hiking, engaging in sports of all sorts, taking in an outdoor concert or Shakespeare in the Park…and don’t forget Stampeding! But if you prefer to chill out and relax, there’s always the hammock, the book you just can’t put down, and a lovely libation at your side.

    It’s all play, and it’s all good!

    Check out some of these great titles to kick-start your “play-full” summer!

     

     

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Then fill out a ballot and tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying and enter to win fantastic prizes. Come join the summer fun!

    Enter to Win an iPad Mini

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    Do you like to explore the world around you? See new places? Try new foods? Summer is here: the flowers are out, gardens are lush — the world outside practically begs you to explore!

    There are so many great places to see, both near and far. Explore the world through a book or DVD and plan your next adventure! Why not take some time to think of all the things you would like to explore…

    Explore near…

    Or explore far...

     

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Then fill out a ballot and tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying and enter to win fantastic prizes. Come join the summer fun!

    Houdini, History and More

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    Each title in the list below offers a bit of history, a bit of fantasy, or perhaps a combination of both. And if you're interested in Houdini and historical fiction, don't miss your chance to hear Steven Galloway read from his new book, The Confabulist, this Thursday evening!

    The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

    Themes: Historical fiction, Historical figures, Illusion, Memory, Spectacle, Spies

     

     

     

    The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin

    Themes: Historical fiction, Historical figures, Spies

     

     

     

    The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

    Themes: Historians, Spies, Romance

     

     

     

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Themes: Magic, Spectacle, Historical fiction, Romance

     

     

     

    A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

    Themes: Historians, Historical fantasy, Magic, Romance, Ancient texts, Alchemy

     

     

     

    The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

    Themes: Historical fiction, Romance, Spectacle