Summer Reading Game Book Review

thumbs up and down Loved Your Book? Hated It? You can submit a book review in place of your second book for the Summer Reading Game.

Here’s our first patron book review:

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

 

“An interesting exploration of the nature of coincidence within the context of a mystery.  Good pace & suspenseful.  Could have explored the relationship between blindness & invisibility more deeply.”

Customer review, June 2015

Category: Wild Card–“Read a book from the Teen section”

 

The Summer Reading Game Has Begun!

Summer Reading Game wheel
Summer Reading Game wheel

The wheel is spinning, the books are flying off the shelves, and the reading is on!  It’s so easy to play the Adult Summer Reading Game–just spin the wheel, read a book based on your spin and a book of your choice, and drop your entry for in for weekly prize draws!  Loved your book? Hated it? Write and submit a book review in place of reading your 2nd book. Happy reading!

Weekend Picks

Heat Wave & Canadian Film, Just in Time for Canada Day

It is sure to be a hot one this weekend, so if you plan on hiding from the heat, run these endearing, Canadian films, alongside your AC unit. Check the list for more great Canadian films.

Take This Waltz

Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, setting up an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.

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Gabrielle

The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship?

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Weekend Picks

Weekend Picks

Introducing our Father’s Day Weekend Picks, featuring a dad who creates a family compound full of its own unique challenges and rewards, and a father and son story that enters the realm of Greek tragedy.

Dogtooth

A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents – an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.

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Starred Up

A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to an adult prison where he finally meets his match – a man who also happens to be his father. Starred Up is an uncompromising portrayal of a dehumanizing life behind bars.

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Countdown to the Summer Reading Game!

Enchanted Magical Forrest. Dungeon Entrance in the Woods. Old Franconian Wine Cellar in Germany, shot on a summer evening

Embark on a fantastical journey to The Library, and Back Again with our 9th Annual Adult Summer Reading Game at the St. Albert Public Library!

You’ll have a chance to explore new genres and complete reading challenges.  No need to register; just pop up to the Information Desk on the 2nd floor to play.

Enter to win great weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the summer!

The Reading Begins June 25!