Can you name at least one of the 500 bee species in Oregon?
Earlier today, we published this issue but the voting buttons did not work. We were mortified! But fear not. The voting buttons have been repaired and you can now vote for your favorite title submissions for What the Book. We know we can't really make it up to you, but here's a video of six cats gleefully running around on a trampoline.
- The WCCLS Reads Editors
BEEverton: Reading for Bees!
Here's a great list of resources to help us support bees and other pollinators.
You did it again! Your "What the Book?" contest submissions were just as good the second time around. We've narrowed it down to five for the final round!
Vote on your favorite book title below and the person who receives the most votes will receive their choice of a WCCLS Reads pint glass or book bag. Next week we will announce the winner and share the real title for this book.
Mayo’ll Your Dreams Come True: The Art of Party Trays and Entertaining
- Erica J.
This Is Not Pudding: the Politics and Economics of Big Mayonnaise
- Robert K.
Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Mayonnaise: How to Crank Out Stunning Culinary Creations when You Only Have Condiments in the Fridge
- Rachelle R.
The Mayo Clinic: Tips on Improving Your Cooking One Spoonful of Mayonnaise at a Time
Don't Hold the Mayo
- Cathi N.
Beaverton City Library
The double staircase is BCL's most popular feature
Beaverton City Library in gingerbread form!
Founded in 1938, Beaverton City Library is one of the busiest public libraries in the state. The library offers over 340,000 items for check-out while providing almost 2,000 programs a year for all age groups and interests. This year, Adult Summer Reading participants at Beaverton City Library have the opportunity to read for a good cause by Reading for Bees! By tracking hours read from June through August, their local participants will help earn beehives for farming families in need through MercyCorps Gifts. For every 700 hours read collectively, their generous sponsors, The Whole Bowl and the Beaverton Lions Club, will donate 1 beehive, up to 10 beehives total.
"No one can evoke the flavors, smells, textures and emotions of food in writing quite like Ruth Reichl. Wielding a pen as easily as she would a chef's knife, in her new memoir she regales us with stories from her time as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine." - Jennie C., Beaverton City Library
"Skaife's memoir is an unexpected treat that will capture your attention from page one. Writing about his life as the official Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, the author weaves in fascinating scientific and behavioral facts about ravens, as well as millenia of raven myth and lore." - Jennie C., Beaverton City Library
"Sisters Korede and Ayoola are close--so close, in fact, that Korede finds herself helping her younger sister cover up the mounting number of murders Ayoola has committed. As the body count grows, so too does Korede's concern and bitterness about their shared secret. If you like dark comedies and unlikely characters, this short read is for you." - Jennie C., Beaverton City Library
Learn all about bees and how you can help these treasured pollinators. Meet urban beekeepers, get your gardening questions answered, and learn how to build a mason beehive for your yard. Vendors will be selling honey and related products. Families, join us for storytime at 1:30 and 2:30. Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Join us for a screening of award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel’s profound documentary that takes an alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world, including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk, and Vandana Shiva. Together, they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Oregon is home to a dazzling array of native bees. The Oregon Bee Atlas is a statewide project to find out how many species live here and whether their numbers are declining. Watch >>
Congratulations to Carrie A. at West Slope Community Library! Carrie 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.