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Events for Adults
Kelsey Swindler conducts this workshop that focuses on all aspects of book publishing–from traditional publishing to self-publishing,... more
Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
April is the coolest month, mixing poetry and jazz. It comes in like a laugh with National Humor Month and April Fools Day. It goes green with Earth Day. Shakespeare manages to get a word in then it is followed by May and June (two of my favorite months). Libraries are right there in the middle of everything. They always are!
You may have to overlook the April showers and tax day but I think the payoff is well worth the rainy days. Here are some great books. Before April is over you will have millions more to choose from!
- National Humor Month
- UAPL joins the Central Library Consortium April 9, 2014
- National Poetry Month
- Jazz Appreciation Month
- National Library Week: April 13-19, 2014
- Earth Day: April 22, 2014
- Shakespeare's 450th Birthday & Talk Like Shakespeare Day:April 23, 2014
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.
"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.
Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.
"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni
A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.