Which science fiction author took inspiration from the ecosystem of coastal Oregon?
Ursula K. Le Guin
We'll share the answer next week! (Or you can find it located somewhere in this issue...)
We have our next winner for the "What the Book?" contest! We asked readers to submit their wittiest and funniest titles for the book below. WCCLS staff selected the top five, and then you voted on your favorites. Congratulations to Adriane D. for their winning title: Dial M for Modem: The Disappearance of Harry's Social Life.
Adriane will receive their choice of a WCCLS Reads book bag or pint glass!
The Cornelius Public Library opened the doors to its new, beautiful 14,000 square foot building in March of this year. The library serves the city of Cornelius, of which 52.5% of the population is Latinx. The library is unique in that nearly a third of the staff speak Spanish! The library offers popular books, movies, and music in both English and Spanish, and it contains spaces for all kinds of users, including study rooms, conference rooms, play areas, a teen room, and an inviting courtyard.
"Get ready for the water works! You will experience with Griffin (the main character) the journey and heartache one must go through when you lose that special someone, your first love." - Fernando, Cornelius Public Library
"Did you know that the idea for Dune originated in Oregon? In 1957, Frank Herbert was inspired to write Dune while visiting the Oregon Dunes in Florence, OR. This book is the conclusion of the epic series." - David, Cornelius Public Library
"¡Preparate para derramar las lagrimas de cocodrilo! Experimentarás conel personaje principal, Griffin, el viaje y angustia que debes atravesar cuando pirdes a esa persona especial que es tu primer amor." - Fernando, Cornelius Public Library
Enhance the quality of your life! Come and find out what services are available for you in your county. This program is directed to seniors, veterans, caregivers of seniors or people with disabilities, and to those that need in-home assistance.
NPR Music created a "Moon Tunes" playlist on Spotify to celebrate the moon landing. It's perfect music for spacing out. Listen >>
Congratulations to Barbara P. at Hillsboro Public Library! Barbara 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.