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Summer Reading 2015 – Escape the Ordinary

Summer reading is officially over!  Our theme of Escape the Ordinary was a great theme all summer long and resulted in a lot of interesting programs.  The Great Decisions program was a success and we had wonderful discussions about current events around the world – in which we all learned lots!

All summer we have had a map up in the front of the library, asking where you have Escaped the Ordinary.  It is fascinating to see how well traveled our Community is.  Thank you all for coming along with us on this journey this summer, and I look forward to seeing what next summer brings!123p

Escape the Ordinary – through reboots for classic books

Welcome to another installment in our Escape the Ordinary Fun Day Friday series!  The CW recently announced that Little Women will be given a “hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation.”  This new TV show will put a very interesting spin on the classic book by beloved author Louisa May Alcott. According to the executive producers Alexis Jolly and… Continue Reading

Escape the Ordinary through new poetry

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Escape the Ordinary Summer series.  Today will look at “Black out Poetry.”  This concept is perfect for this series, along with the upcoming “Repurpose the Ordinary” programs later this summer. Austin Kleon is a writer and author, the brilliant mind who reintroduced Blackout poetry. This type of poetry… Continue Reading

Escape the Ordinary through Documentaries

Continuing with our Summer Fun Day Friday series, Escaping the Ordinary, today we will be looking at another technological platform people are using to spread the word about libraries – film-making and documentaries.  Back in 2014, filmmakers Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks filmed a 9 minute short documentary illustrating Why Libraries Matter.  They traveled to… Continue Reading

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