Revision of Adult Summer Reading 2013 from June 3, 2013 - 1:49pm


Adult Summer Reading 2013:  Groundbreaking Reads: Controversial or Banned Books

SUMMER READING GRAND PRIZE CONTEST RULES:

1. Read and review at least three books between June 24, 2013 and August 23, 2013. If you’re looking for a good read check out our list of suggested titles at the Reader’s  Corner.

2. Write the book’s title, author and a short review of each book read on the entry form provided.

3. Turn your entry form in at the Reference Desk and  you will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

4. Only books read between June 24th and August 23rd are valid for contest entry.

5. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

6. You need not be present to win.

7. Registration opens on June 24, 2013.

Summer reading book review logs can be obtained in the Library at the Reference Desk, the Reader’s Corner or online beginning June 24th.


Book & Film Discussions

All books are available at the Reference Desk. Space is limited so registration is required for all events.

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Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

Tuesday, June 25 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read the harrowing novel Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster. On June 25th, view the gripping film starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves and Helen Mirren while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film. Click here to register online or call the Library at 973-226-5441.

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1984 by George Orwell

Wednesday, July 24 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read George Orwell’s classic, haunting novel 1984. On July 24th, view the chilling film about a future utopia starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film. Click here to register online or call the Library at 973-226-5441.
 


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A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, August 20 @ 5:30 PM

Before the event, read Ernest Hemingway’s intense classic novel of love and war, A Farewell to Arms. On August 20th  view the powerful film starring Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes and Adolphe Menjou while enjoying refreshments. Immediately following the movie there will be a lively discussion of the book and the film. Click here to register online or call the Library at 973-226-5441.

 

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"Daring Literary Divas" a staged reading with Equity Actors featuring Thea White & J.C. Hoyt

Tuesday, July 30 @ 2:00  PM

Enjoy some of Dorothy Parker’s acerbic poems, a scene from Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano,” excerpts from Mark Twain’s “The Diaries of Adam & Eve,”  a scene from Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and letters written between Gertrude Stein & Thornton  Wilder.      

Click here to register online or call the Library at 973-226-5441.