Thanks again for cracking us up and blowing our minds with your brilliant "What the Book?" submissions! We especially enjoyed all of the Harry Potter and When Harry Met Sally references for this round. It was tough, but we've narrowed your submissions down to five finalists.
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.
Dial M for Modem: The Disappearance of Harry's Social Life -Adriane D.
ABC Afterschool Special Reads: My New Dad, the TRS-80 -Katy F.
Harry Potter and the Secret Floppy Disk -Ana R.
When Harry AIM'ed Sally: Dating on Dial-Up for Dummies -Jessica N.
Hillsboro Public Library
HPL's "Library on the Loose" brings library materials and programs to events all over Hillsboro
The Shute Park branch's Collaboratory makerspace opens this month! The Collaboratory is a great space for people of all abilities to explore the possibility of making art, making science, making crafts, or making anything!
Opened in 2007 and expanded in 2013, the Hillsboro Brookwood Library houses most of the Hillsboro collections. The second floor boasts plenty of comfortable seating, a quiet reading room, internet computers, and an art gallery. Don’t miss the Collaboratory– a space to explore the possibility of making and creating.
The recently renovated Hillsboro Shute Park Library is a neighborhood branch library and community gathering spot. Located within Shute Park, the entrance is across from the playground. The library has a strong collection of children's books and materials in Spanish.
Hillsboro Public Library's Book-O-Mat, an automated book kiosk, is located downtown.
"A gripping psychological thriller, with a twinge of mystery and historical fiction. I kept going back and forth about who I thought the true villain was; it definitely kept me on my toes! This is evidence of excellent writing. This book is set to be released in September, so I recommend putting it on hold while the wait list is still relatively short."
- Jennifer F., Hillsboro Public Library
"Fantastic! March (Books 1-3) tell the story of John Lewis and his experience in the Civil Rights movement. Presenting the story in graphic novel format is a powerful way to help it reach young readers to inform and inspire. The writing is engaging and accessible, accompanied by realistic black-and-white illustrations which convey dramatic action and emotion, creating a rich historical record. Recommended for teens and adults." - Julie B., Hillsboro Public Library
"Whitehead’s novel takes place at a fictitious Florida reform school Nickel Academy. Nickel is based on the real-life Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a hellish torture prison that masqueraded as a reform school. The main character, Elwood Curtis, is sent to Nickel after he accepts a ride in a stolen car. Elwood believes that his hard work and honesty will set him free, but his diligence and rule-following are not enough. The game is rigged against him and he must learn this difficult lesson while he negotiates the cruel and arbitrary world into which he has been thrust.
Un taller planeado para escribir en primera persona, desde mi misma: mis sentimientos, mis emociones, mi inocencia, mis amores y desamores, etc. Mi historia atacando la hoja en blanco, escribiendo desde el corazón en donde vivimos.
Trivia Night at Vertigo Brewing! Join your friends and neighbors for a night of trivia, laughs, and prizes. Hosted by one of Hillsboro Public Library’s quiz master librarians! Must be 21+.
21420 NW Nicholas Ct.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
The New York Times' Match Book writers suggest audiobooks for mixed-age car trips. It's a great place to find audiobooks for the whole car load! Read >>
Congratulations to Tamela G. at Sherwood Public Library! Tamela 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.