Start summer at our 8th Readers Extravaganza

We are celebrating the joy of reading with our eighth Readers Extravaganza, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the Lowry Room!

Geared towards readers of teens and adults books, this is a mini-book festival offering many ideas to connect readers with good reads for the summer.

The featured guest this year is author Carolyn Wall, she will begin speaking at 7:15 p.m. She has written numerous short stories, articles and the novel Sweeping Up Glass. Sweeping Up Glass, published in 2009, is a touching and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family.  

After you've heard Carolyn Wall talk, stop by the presentations by our staff and librarians. They will show off books and DVDs in their favorite genres. Participants can discover what's new, what's coming soon, and what's getting a lot of book buzz as librarians talk about their favorite books, both old and new.

Also, there will be display tables featuring book lists, recommended reads and bookmarks. Librarians will be on hand for library card signup and to help guests check out their new finds. Doors open at 6 p.m. for browsing.

Hors d'oeuvres and sweets will be served and door prizes will be given throughout the evening.