Library collections are vast. Any librarian will tell you: dig deep enough and you will discover some truly astonishing, strange, and awful books.
So why not have some fun and get creative with them? It's time for a contest!
Submit a title for the book below, and if it gets the most votes from readers next week, you could win a prize!
P.S. At the end of the summer, we will share the source of these mind-boggling books. :)
Last week, we asked you: What was James Patterson's last job before he switched to writing full-time?
Answer: Advertising CEO
Who knew? Well, apparently 34% of you. Nice work. :)
West Slope Community Library
Actors Timothy Fodge, Nik Horaites, and Ariel Puls perform David Ritchie's perform To End All War as a reader's theater amongst the stacks in the West Slope community room.
This little hidden gem of a library might surprise you. Nestled on the property of Raleigh Park Elementary in the middle of the West Slope neighborhood, the library serves a bustling community of families, dog-walkers, and park-goers. Boasting the first board game collection in the county, an extensive travel collection, and adult programming that features weekly DIY programs, a lively book group, and annual Reader's Theater performances, West Slope has something for everyone.
"Part autobiographical novel, part literary thriller, Vasquez dives deep into Colombian history dating back to mysterious assassinations. This is so much more than a crime novel. It is reflective and haunting with a mystery that has you turning pages to the very end." -Marly O., West Slope Community Library
"Eleanor's life changes one day when she grudgingly helps an elderly man who collapses in the street. I enjoyed this sweet, authentic story of a woman who has walled herself off from others but finds the courage to understand her traumatic childhood and allow the wall to come down." -Geralyn S., West Slope Community Library
"It can be easy to get in a rut with your backcountry food. With lush photos and great recipes to inspire your outdoor kitchen creativity, this book will help you prepare for your upcoming summer adventures so you can savor those moments outside with friends, family, and great food!" -Thea H., West Slope Community Library
Handmade is a weekly gathering at West Slope Library hosted by Thea Hart. Learn how to make something new or bring your own project and join a local group of crafters and makers. The featured project will change monthly---come to just one or to multiple sessions if you need more time to finish! No experience required and all supplies provided.
Author and teacher, Kendy Pearson, will present a five-part series of workshops every other Monday evening this summer, beginning June 24th. These fun, dynamic workshops are for teens and adults at any stage of their writing journey. Attendees will learn about the publishing industry and acquire the tools to improve their craft, step out with success, and get noticed by editors and agents.
These colorful kōlams are "pictorial prayers," rituals of beauty and generosity designed in rice flour. Marvel at the photos of this ephemeral art form, primarily practiced by Hindu women in India. See more >>
Congratulations to Alex M. at Sherwood Public Library! Alex won this week's prize drawing* that includes two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event, a $20 Powell's gift card, a collectible fantasy-themed coin from Shire Post, a WCCLS Reads book bag, and a WCCLS Reads pint glass!
*Every week through the end of August we will randomly draw a name from the list of people who sign up for adult summer reading. Even if you unsubscribe from the WCCLS Reads newsletter, you will remain eligible. Library staff, library board members, and their immediate families are not eligible for prize drawings.
This newsletter was handcrafted by Kaitlyn, PJ, and the staff at your local library.