We have our first winner for our "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 Rayna F. for their winning title: Keeping Your Dish From Running Away With Your Spoon: 20 Steps to a More Magnetic Personality. (We accidentally attributed this title to Alyssa B. last week. Our apologies.)
Rayna will receive their choice of a WCCLS Reads book bag or pint glass!
Winning fake title: Keeping Your Dish From Running Away With Your Spoon: 20 Steps to a More Magnetic Personality
Actual title: How to Hang a Spoon
Now for some trivia! Some of our favorite authors have had surprising hobbies. 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?
We'll share the answer in next week's issue.
Aloha Community Library
There's a lot to love about Aloha!
The Aloha Community Library is a lively, friendly little library! Aloha strives to be a fun and welcoming place with something for everyone in the community, so they are constantly growing and adding more materials, programs, and services. Recent new additions include movie programs every month and interlibrary loans. Stop by Aloha Community Library and their wonderful staff will do their best to hook you up with whatever you're looking for!
"This book is full of great information for anyone interested in pursuing an astronomy hobby! It’s got plenty of scientific details and explanations of specialized terminology for those who are ready to dive in and get serious; but it’s also got plenty of easy-to-read maps and tips on what kind of binoculars are best to use, if all you want is to gaze up at the night sky and get some idea of what you’re looking at." - Maggie H., Aloha Community Library
"I borrowed this book with the hope that it might be a useful tool for constructing a setting for tabletop role-playing games. While the book is primarily geared toward working in concert with one or more partners to build a fictional world together, I found the guides and examples incredibly useful when tackling my solo project. The author's use of worldbuilding examples in popular culture really helped drive home the way that the decisions made in creating a setting inform the way the narratives unfold within it."
- Jared S., Aloha Community Library
"If you’re interested in both beer and gardening, this is the book for you! It’s a great little two-in-one how-to guide. It not only covers in clear, useful detail the growing of hops, grains, malts, and a fantastic variety of herbs, but also how to harvest, prepare, and use them in homebrewing. If you’re anywhere between 'starting to get the hang of this whole brewing thing' and 'that’s an interesting idea, let me use my many years of brewing experience to adapt that,' you’ll likely get something useful out of this book!" - Maggie H., Aloha Community Library
Join our social group of knitters, crocheters, and other textile hobbyists for a day or evening of creation every 2nd & 4th Monday at 6:30 PM or every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 1:30 PM. Bring your own project or take advantage of our provided yarn, patterns, tools and shelves full of textile craft books.
Conceived as an alternative to coffee shops and other pay-to-stay venues frequented by writers, the Aloha Community Library Writer's Group is designed to be as social and as structured as attendees choose.
We all need a dose of cute once in a while, and the San Diego Zoo has a collection of the MOST adorable live animal cams! We especially recommend the elephant cam. Watch >>
Congratulations to Matthew W. at Beaverton City Library! Matthew 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.