Milo Free Public Library News
June 22, 2012 - TRC - By Pamela Flanagan
First up, the book group news!
The library book group met on Tuesday evening, June 19, at the library. Jane Fairchild led the discussion on Walter Issacson'sSteve Jobs, a biography of the Apple founder. The group started out focusing on Jobs's personality (which we generally found obnoxious), but then moved on to a discussion of genius and how it isn't just a greater intelligence but actually a separate quality. We were reminded also of our reaction to the fictionalized character of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Loving Frank.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 at the library. Ginny Foss has selected Tracy Chevalier's novel Burning Bright for discussion that evening. This one is set in late-18th-century London, and one of the characters is the poet-artist William Blake. Several of us have read Chevalier's earlier novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, so we're confident that this one will be a good read.
We'll also be meeting on August 21, when the book will be Shoutin' into the Fog: Growing Up on Maine's Rugged Edge, by Thomas Hanna. This has been described as a "gritty Depression-era memoir of life in midcoast Maine." ~ Margaret
This Monday marks the beginning of the Library's summer reading program. We've had a number of parents in to sign their children up and I'll report on that next week. Just a reminder, all this week is an excellent time to sign your child up if you haven't done so!
The year's theme is Dream Big! And it's a wonderful way to encourage kids to keep up their reading skills throughout the summer. Open to children from preschool through grade 6, we will have a story-time, reading incentives, and food prizes. All participants will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded at the end of the program.
Portland Sea Dog vouchers will be available to the children who sign up for the summer reading program. The program will run from June 25 to July 27, ending with a final party at the town hall that Friday at 10 a.m.
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.