It's time for another What the Book? contest! Submit a title for the book below. If your title gets the most votes from readers next week, you could win a prize!
Last week we asked you which mid-century American author was an obsessive aviculturalist who taught a chicken to walk backwards as a child and raised peacocks as an adult.
That author was none other than Flannery O'Connor!
Congratulations to everyone who knew the answer!
Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries
Cedar Mill Community Library staff
Bethany Library staff
Located outside city boundaries, Cedar Mill residents organized the non-profit Cedar Mill Community Library Association in 1974. A Washington County bookmobile served the area until a small volunteer-run library opened in 1976 with help from WCCLS. The library has grown to occupy 24,500 square feet with a collection of over 200,000 items and active programs for all ages. The attached Second Edition Resale Shop benefits the library. The Association expanded services by opening the Bethany Library in July 2007. With 4,600 square feet of space and a collection of 55,000 items, this busy location just opened a new programming space, the Bethany Library Annex.
"First in the Wayward Children series. Did you love escaping into worlds like Narnia, Oz and Neverland as a kid? These beautifully written novellas follow the lives of children who found doors into magical worlds, but have been forced to return to Earth. Will they ever find their doors again?"
- Marti, Cedar Mill Community Library
"It was fascinating to learn how much planning and care went into each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and to better understand the man behind it. I highly recommend the audio version, narrated by LeVar Burton."
- Laura B., Cedar Mill Community Library
"Murderbot is a self-governing SecUnit (who would rather be watching TV than dealing with humans) assigned to protect a science expedition in Martha Wells's brilliant SF novella. When a neighboring expedition goes dark, they begin to socialize and self-examine. There are three more novellas in the series!"
Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument that is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empire's founding. This performance will appeal to all ages.
Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy penguin. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. This is a great project for beginners. All materials provided. Come craft with us! Registration is required and begins July 1st.
We love listening to Annotated, a podcast produced by Book Riot that covers the wonderful world of books in short, lively episodes. Past features have included Andrew Carnegie and the evolution of the public library, the mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie, and how to hack The New York Times bestseller list. Listen >>
Congratulations to Lynne F. at West Slope Community Library! Lynne won this week's prize drawing* that includes two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event, a $20 Powell's gift card, a collectible fantasy-themed coin from Shire Post, a WCCLS Reads book bag, and a WCCLS Reads pint glass!
*Every week through the end of August we will randomly draw a name from the list of people who sign up for adult summer reading. Even if you unsubscribe from the WCCLS Reads newsletter, you will remain eligible. Library staff, library board members, and their immediate families are not eligible for prize drawings.
This newsletter was handcrafted by Kaitlyn, PJ, and the staff at your local library.