Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Adult Summer Reading Program Wrap Up

The Adult Summer Reading Program was held June 8 to August 7, 2009. Programs were planned around the "Be Creative" theme. Registration began on June 8 and a grand finale party was held in the newly renovated 3rd floor auditorium on August 11.

Louis Ferrante, one-time mafia thug turned author, was our featured speaker on June 23. Alice Oleson facilitated a program on writing the Six-Word Memoir. Three of the participants created graphic displays of their work which are being displayed in the windows behind the Adult Service Information Desk. Also being displayed are 6 posters depicting participants' favorite books.

The Herb Society of Dubuque conducted a program on growing herbs in containers. Civil War re-enactor and song writer, Bob Welch, presented a program in which he performed songs from the Civil War era, as well as offering tips to songwriters. Lori Steger taught us to make beaded bookmarks.

In order to complete the Adult SRP, one had only to read/listen to 5 books, record them on a reading log and return that log to the Library. A total of 161 individuals registered and 69 finished the program.

Thanks to all those who helped create a successful Adult Summer Reading Program!

~Betty, Adult Services

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