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2013 Adult Winter Reading Program

Like a scavenger hunt of library reading activities

The 2013  Adult Winter Reading Program, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, has begun.  It started January 15th and will run through April 16th.  To participate all you need to do is Read/Listen 8 books and watch a DVD.  And you get rewarded at the conclusion with prizes and surprises.

As she sported her green, library book bag she received from last years program, Diane Diamond talked about how much fun she had last year.  “I read books I would not have picked for myself and received many new ideas and thoughts.  It was  a very enlightening experience.”  Needless to say, Diane has already started on this year’s list of books to read/listen/watch.

To be considered for the prizes and surprises, you must read the 8 books and watch the DVD;  and turn in your flyer with the list of accomplishments by April 16th.  It is almost like a scavenger hunt list:

  1. Read the San Luis Obispo County Reads/Cuesta Book of the Year 2012 selection, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  2. Read a fiction or nonfiction book with a flower in the title
  3. Watch a DVD and then listen to the movie soundtrack on CD
  4. Read a nonfiction book dealing with art, antiques or archaeology
  5. Listen to or read a book published in 2010-2013 on audiobook, downloadable audiobook or Ebook format
  6. Read a fiction or nonfiction book set in or about a particular season
  7. Read a collection of short stories
  8. Read a book from an author from Latin America
  9. Read a fiction or nonfiction book set in World War I or World War II

Except for The Language of Flowers, you may choose any title that fits the criterion above.  Have fun choosing them yourself or ask a librarian for help.  Librarians have lists of titles that meet the criterion.

Be sure and pick up your Hot Reads for Cold Nights flyer from one of the librarians.


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