Adult Summer Reading Club to Start at the Washington Twp. Public Library

This year’s registration will start on June 18.

Between The Covers is the 2012 theme for the Adult Summer Reading Club. This year’s registration will start on Monday, June 18. The registrants will receive a starter kit. The library will have its own book review blog available for readers to submit reviews. The blog will be available at www.wtpl.org. Once a reader submits a book review and/or attends an Adult Summer Reading Club program, they can fill out book review forms and attendance forms. 

The submitted book reviews, program attendance forms, and completed weekly puzzle forms are eligible for weekly prize drawings. Prizes include gift cards and books. Three grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the program on Aug. 8. This summer, prizes were made possible by the Friends of the Library, Restaurant Village and Enchanted Chocolate.

Several adult/family programs have been already scheduled.

They include:

  • Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.–Eating in Harmony with Nature: Ayurveda is he oldest healthcare system in the world. Marian Carroll, Holistic Health Coach, will teach you what your Ayurvedic body type is and how to eat and live in harmony with your own and nature's seasons.
  • Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m.–Meet Jon Gertner: The author of a new bestselling book "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation." This book looks at the history of where most of American innovation came from in the era before Silicon Valley. Bell Labs was THE place for innovation from lasers and the transistor to digital communications and cellular telephony. 
  • Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.–Camping with Ramsey Outdoors: A Ramsey Outdoors rep will present a program on camping. What's the best equipment? How do  you choose a sleeping bag? Where are the best places to go in my region?
  • Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m.–From Thoughts to Print: Local authors share tips and information on getting published in today's market (organized by the New Jersey Authors Network http://www.njauthorsnetwork.com). So you’ve got a great idea for a book or story, but how do you turn it into a finished product? When that’s done, what’s next? Do you take the traditional publishing route or go it alone? Join New Jersey Authors, Jon Gibbs (moderator); Peggy Ehrhart; Saverio Monachino and E. F. Watkins, for a fun, informative discussion on different approaches to writing, getting published, and the various options available to writers in today’s market.
  • Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.–Summer Safety: Office of Emergency Management will give tips on keeping your summer safe.
  • Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.–Shakespeare Theatre of NJ presents A Winter's Tale: A King's unreasonable jealousy sends an earthquake through two kingdoms, and the tremors rumble for years. A dead son, an exiled daughter, a faked death, protective courtiers, gamboling shepherds, the rural land of Bohemia and Father Time himself are all part of Shakespeare's late-career romance. Co-Sponsored by the Long Valley Women’s club
  • Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.–Ghost hunting N.J. and NYC: From restaurants to museums and historic sites, learn about the top haunted hot spots of New Jersey and New York City based on the books from the America's Haunted Road Trip series as authored by L'Aura. Highlights include: Spy House, Proprietary House, Stanhope House, Manhattan Bistro, Morris-Jumel Museum, and Palace Theater, just to name a few.

Call the Library at 908-876-3596 or go to www.wtpl.org to sign up for the above programs or more information on the Adult Summer Reading Club.

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