Thursday, May 22


The Pearl Public Library's Summer Reading Program - full of fun, free, no reservations required events - kicks off Mon. June 2. The Adult Theme is Literary Elements.

How better to celebrate Literary Elements than to bring in a local author. But, NOT just any author mind you.

The featured headliner is local celebrity and everybody's favorite meteorologist, Barbie Bassett, who will be the guest speaker at the library's Brown Bag program Fri. June 27 at 12 -noon. Bring your lunch. Refreshments and drinks provided.

Bassett will talk about and sign her new book Carry An Umbrella When There's No Rain in the Forecast: 365 Days of Living by Faith.  

"We are so honored and extremely excited to have Barbie as part of our Summer Reading Program," says Eleanor Jones, the library's Reference Supervisor and Adult Programs Coordinator. "She is loved by many and is a wonderful writer. This is a great opportunity for people to come, meet her for free.  You can't beat that! Also anyone that is interested, can buy one of her books and have her sign it for them. That would be something to treasure forever!"

More Literary Elements are celebrated at the Chapter 1 Book Club gathering, Thurs. June 12 at 6 p.m. with a discussion on Defending Jacob, a legal thriller by William Landay. Light refreshments and door prizes included.

Also on tap for June's Adult Summer Reading celebration is a special Simply Crafts night - headed up by Eleanor - showing how to make gorgeous Mercury Glass (also called Silvered Glass) on Tues. June 10 at 6 p.m. All materials supplied. 

On Fri. June 13 at 1 p.m., senior adults can enjoy a movie at the library during Senior Friday Flicks.

Hey, how about a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card?! Sounds good doesn't it! Then get in on Literary Elements Tic-Tac-Toe starting Mon. June 2. Read books and magazines for a chance to win this fabulous prize!

Throughout the month of June and the entire span of the Summer Reading Program, which ends Thurs. July 10, there will be crossword puzzles and quizzes that come with a chance to win a prize from the library's Summer Reading prize vault!

Summer Reading registration is underway now at the library.  

That pretty much does it for June. Stay tuned to this blog for all of July's Adult Summer Reading events coming soon. To stay abreast of all Summer Reading Programming check out CMRLS' website calendar.

You don't want to miss a thing this summer at the Pearl Public Library!

We'll see you there!

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