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Friday, June 11, 2010

Royal Oak Public Library

Water Your Mind @ Royal Oak Public Library: Adult Summer Reading 2010 Offers Great Reads, Prizes, Author Talk, Book Discussions 

Whether you want to "water your mind" by learning something new, sample a literary classic, or enjoying a fun beach read, the Royal Oak Public Library's adult summer reading program has something for you.

Why participate?

·         Reading or listening to a variety of novels and non-fiction titles will enable you to submit entries in two monthly gift raffles scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 and Wednesday, August 18.

      • Learn more about Michigan's natural environment from author Jeff Alexander on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 1:30 pm as he discusses his book Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.

• The 2010 Michigan Notable Book examines the building of the seaway and its environmental impact on the entire Great Lakes region, including the introduction of invasive marine species. 

  • Attending one of four informal lunch-time book talks will help you build a great summer reading list. Join us from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium on the following Tuesdays: June 15; July 13; July 27; and August 3. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested at, or by calling the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

  • Get a chance on Wednesday, August 18 to learn about the changes coming to  NoveList, a database that makes it easy to find great novels and non-fiction reads. This summer NoveList is getting a new look and re-vamped searching tools to make it easier to find authors you'll enjoy. The 90-minute workshop will be held in the Friends Auditorium, starting at 7 pm. Registration is suggested at, or by calling 248-246-3727.




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