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Groundbreaking Reads

Dive into something new this summer!  Reread an old favorite.  Summer is a great time to delve between the pages of new and old books, movies, or magazines while participating in our Adult Summer Reading Contest!

To take part, all you need is a game board from the library - you can pick one up at the library or download it here (pdf).  Work your way around the game board.  Check off at  least 8 boxes and don't forget to include at least one square of every color.  When finished, fill in your name and phone number and drop it off  at the 2nd floor Reference Desk between June 17th and August 24th.  You will automatically win a free frozen yogurt card from Elements Frozen Yogurt and be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Fire eReader.

Click here to download a copy of the gameboard

Adult Summer Reading runs from June 17th through August 17th.  All entries must be received by August 24th.  Grand prize drawing will be held August 31st. Only one entry per person.  Preregistration is not required.  All books you read can also count towards the Mayor's 100 Book Challenge.

Adult SRP 2013 Groundbreaking Reads Banner



Games Workshop: WAAAAAUGH!

Games Workshop, the leading manufactuerer of fantasy miniatures in the world, would like to invite you to a free hobby event, where you'll be able to paint your own fantastic model and play a demo  game to learn more about our hobby.  We have three different all-ages events:

  • The Hobbit - Forces of Good and Evil battle for control of Middle Earth as described by J.R.R. Tolkien and the movies by New Line Cinema.  June 25th, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, South Meeting Room
  • Warhammer 40,000 - The grim and dark future has come to pass!  As humanity struggles to retain control of the galaxy, the forces of Chaos storm forward, burning everything in their path.  July 2nd, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, South Meeting Room
  • Warhammer Fantasy - Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Lizardmen fight armies of Tomb Kings, Vampires, Beastmen, Skaven, and Orcs for control of territory and the Winds of Magic.  July 9th, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, South Meeting Room
SRP 2013 Games Workshop minis
Book Collecting Basics

Wednesday, July 10th, 7:00 pm in the South Meeting Room

Learn about rare books and book collecting from a professional!  Sweet Pea Flaherty from King's Books in Tacoma will provide an overview and tips on collecting books.  Learn about recognizing first editions, evaluating condition, and what makes a book "collectable".  If you have ever thought about starting a rare book collection, this program is for you.  This Adult Summer Reading program is free and no registration is required.


Old books

Not sure what to read next?  Check out a bevy of book sites that may help you find your next favorite story!