It's that time again: What the Book?! 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 about Poppy Northcutt, an engineer with the technical staff on NASA's Apollo Program. For which Apollo mission was she working when she made history as the first woman engineer in mission control?
The answer? Apollo 8!
Northcutt was responsible for getting astronauts home from orbit and the moon during multiple Apollo missions beginning with Apollo 8. Learn more >>
North Plains Public Library
North Plains Public Library exterior
North Plains Public Library interior
The North Plains Public Library is a beautiful, cozy library with tiger maple shelves and a distinctive cupola. The library recently celebrated its 13th anniversary in its current building, which was started and funded by the Friends of NPPL. The library may look small, but it offers regular monthly programs (writers' group, craft guild, artist trading cards, book clubs) and featured programs (such as cultural and culinary events and yoga). Did you know that they feature a rotating quilt and original artwork displays every other month? The library also has a hidden geocache!
"Heart-wrenching and astounding. Alexievich beautiful recounts these women's individual stories, revealing a side of history that had been silenced and forgotten." - Brianna S., North Plains Public Library
"An epic, sweeping story following residents of a farming community throughout the years. Lemire's masterpiece uncovers family secrets and what binds us together." - Brianna S., North Plains Public Library
"A stunning and unsettling critique of modern society. If a plague caused everyone to become mindless worker drones, how long would it take you to notice? One of my favorite books I have read this year." - Brianna S., North Plains Public Library
Why not add some low-maintenance greenery to your desk or office space? Learn how to make an enclosed terrarium, what plants work best, and how to troubleshoot and maintain your terrarium. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.
Bring leftover or saved seeds from summer gardening for our casual seed swap!
Wow! Check out this beautiful, Harry Potter-inspired, movable book sculpture! Asked to “illustrate the memory of Scotland,” sculptor Thomas Wightman took a vintage book and carved the bridge from its pages, complete with a tiny, intricate train. See more >>
Congratulations to Phuong H. at Hillsboro Public Library! Phuong won this week's prize drawing* that includes a WCCLS Reads book bag, a $25 Powell's gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event!
*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.