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Build a Better World. Read!

 

Summer! For many adult readers the word “summer” reminds us of childhood – long days spent reading under a tree, on the porch, at the beach or on vacation. The Adult Summer Reading Program allows all of us to experience the joy of summer reading once again.

Are you an adult reading this summer? Do you like to review, comment, or keep track of your reading? Would you like to add your hours to the hours our kids are reading to sponsor a Fennec Fox? Would you like to do this just for the fun of it? Last year our adult readers logged over 300 hours reading a wide variety of books. If you would like to join the fun just register here and get started! The program runs from June 20th - August 18th.

We hope that you will post brief reviews of the books you are enjoying to share with other readers. To post reviews simply register online, log your titles and time, and when you are finished with the book you will be able to comment/review your book. Your comments will be shared with others to encourage them to check out a book you loved.

If you really want to share and encourage young readers, please join the statewide What’s Your Four campaign on social media. This program initiated by the MBLC is a way to share on social media just what you are reading and how much fun it is.

In addition to reading and reviewing, we are offering opportunities to join other readers in book discussions, and to participate in craft nights. No heavy lifting required to enjoy summer reading at the Abington Public Library!

Please check here for our various Adult Book Clubs.

Wednesday, June 7     7:00

Popular Fiction Book Discussion

Join us for an evening of spirited discussion about My Brilliant Friend  by Elena Ferrante.  This captivating novel by an acclaimed Italian author explores the many layers of friendship and family.  Books for discussion may be reserved at the Library.  Registration is not required for this program, and all are welcome to join the discussion, facilitated by Library Director Deb Grimmett, on Wednesday May 3 at 7:00 PM.

 

Thursday, June 15    

Adult Craft Night     6:30 - 8:30

We have lots of supplies, and you have the creativity. Join us for this evening of making something fun and creative. This is a very informal gathering for fun and friendship. We ask that you let us know if you will be attending so we have enough supplies. Adult craft night is for teens 16 and older and adults.

 

 

Tuesday, June 27    

Sharks!!!!     7:00

Interested in sharks?  The Abington Public Library will host Marianne Long, the Education Director from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Tuesday June 27 at 7:00 PM.  Learn about these misunderstood predators who make headlines every summer when they appear off the coast of the Cape.  This program includes slides and is appropriate for adults, teens, and older elementary school children (suggested for kids entering grade 4 and older). 

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) is a non-profit organization supporting scientific research, educating the community, and improving public safety. AWSC strives to increase knowledge of Atlantic white sharks to change public perception, and conserve the species and ensure biologically diverse marine ecosystems.

The program will provide the audience with an understanding of the ongoing research projects being funded by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, how that research is impacting conservation and public safety efforts, and up to date information on what that research has taught us.

Marianne Long works as the Education Director for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and has been with the organization since 2013. She began her work as a volunteer, donating her time to create outreach programs for youth and families to become engaged in the ongoing research projects and recently joined the organization as a full time employee. Marianne attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she studied marine science and participated in a field course at the Bimini Biological Field Station where her passion for sharks began. Her experiences working with sharks in their natural habitat and seeing first-hand how misunderstood these animals are, led her to work in a career where she could try to change public perception and replace fear with facts.

Registration is required for this program and will begin on Monday June 12; space is available for seventy-five participants.   Questions may be directed to Library Director Deborah Grimmett at 781-982-2139 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, June 28    

Non-Fiction Book Group     7:00

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group, facilitated this month on a volunteer basis by former Library Trustee William Adamczyk.   Books to be discussed may be reserved at the Library.  In June the group will be discussing The Lobster Coast:  Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier by Colin Woodard.    All are welcome to join the Non-Fiction Book Club for this conversation.

 

 

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