Literary Elements: 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program


  • Mon. June 16, 4-6 P.M.—Field Day for all ages: Start your summer off with a bang at our kickoff event. Enjoy gigantic-sized outdoor games!
  • Tues. June 17,  6 P.M.—Adult Game Night:  Bring on the gaming! This kid-free adult game night meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M. Featured Game: Settlers of Catan
  • Thurs. June 19,  6 P.M.—Pinterest Craft Club: The 3rd Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., is dedicated to an adults-only craft time with projects inspired by the online idea-treasure-trove known as Pinterest. Craft: Pop Tab Bracelets
  • Tues. June 24,  6 P.M.—Books N’ Brew:  Unlike traditional book clubs, there is no assigned book.  We won't tell you what to read, but we will provide prompts for sharing your reading experience with others. RPL’s new reading group for adults will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 P.M. at Downhill Coffee & Wine Bar, 3 Harris Street.
  • Weds. June 25,  6 P.M.—Henna Body Art:  Participants will learn the history & traditions of henna and observe techniques to try on themselves.  **For Adults & Teens Gr. 6 & up**
  • Papermaking Workshop!   *Registration Required.*

    Local paper enthusiast, Tanya Schwartz-Roeper, will share the latest techniques in handmade paper production and paper crafting.
    • Mon. June 30—Papermaking*  2:30—4 P.M.—Adults
    • Tues. July 1—Papermaking*  6:00-7:30 P.M.—Adults
    • Weds. July 2—Crafting with Homemade Paper*  3:30-5:00 P.M.—All Ages
  • Weds. July 9,  6:30 P.M.—Minute to Win It: The pressure is on! Get silly! Get competitive as you attempt Minute-to-Win-It challenges (of NBC fame) around the library! Each 60 second challenge is sponsored by a local  business who has also contributed to a pool of prizes. Compete to win some of these local goodies. **For Adults & Teens Gr. 6 & up**
  • Tues. July 15,  6 P.M.—Adult Game Night: Featured Game: TBA
  • Weds. July 16,  10 P.M.—Star Party—S’mores & informed stargazing at Riggs County Park:  Paul Kinzer, Starlab Director, shares his knowledge of the night sky & field equipment. Telescopes & binoculars provided. In the event of anticipated inclement weather, rain date set for Tues. July 15.  Maps available at circulation desk.
  • Thurs. July 17,  6 P.M.—Pinterest Craft Club: Craft: Washer Necklaces
  • Tues. July 22,  6 P.M.—Books N’ Brew:  RPL’s new reading group for adults will meet at 6 P.M. at Downhill Coffee & Wine Bar, 3 Harris Street.
  • Thurs. July 24,  6 P.M.—The Science of Wine: Explore the science of wine, with a wine tasting and tour of Vines & Rushes Winery, located on the Prellwitz family farm, 410 County Rd E.
  • Tues. July 29,  6 P.M.—More Operation Migration:  CEO and co-founder Joe Duff provides an in-depth presentation about the highly endangered whooping crane for adults and teens. Hailed as the greatest species reintroduction in the history of conservation, the Whooping Crane project has been described as, “The wildlife equivalent of putting a man on the moon.” **For Adults & Teens **
  • Weds. July  30, 6 P.M.—Travelogue Panama:  Journey to Panama with Robin Wallenfang  as she recounts stories and photos of her  Mission 2014 trip to build a dam in the Rio Sabana Arriba with Father Kasuboski.


Read this summer and reap the rewards! Turn in your weekly reading ticket and be entered into prize drawings. We’re giving away autographed books and chamber dollars each week! One grand prize winner will be awarded an 7” 8GB Kindle Fire HD!


Participation in the reading & prizes element of the summer reading program does require a quick visit to the library to register.

Registration for the Literary Elements summer reading program begins Monday, June 9th.

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