2014 Adult Summer Reading Club
Sign Up Starting May 27
at any Tippecanoe County Public Library Location
Read through July 31
Celebrate summer with the Adult Summer Reading Club! This year's theme is Literary Elements. Join us as we explore the worlds of literature and science.
How Does It Work?
Sign up for SRC at the information desk at any TCPL location, starting May 27. You will receive a reading record to record how long you spend reading between then and July 31. Whenever you come in to the library, stop by the information desk with your records and get it stamped for every four hours you have read. Each stamp enters you into our final prize drawing. On August 8, 20 winning entires will be selected at random. Remember, all records must be stamped by 9:00 p.m. on July 31 to count. These prizes are made possible by our local sponsors.
Need an extra reading record? Pick one up at the desk or download a copy to print at home.
What Can I Read?
Almost anything you want! You don't have to limit yourself to literature or the elements. Fiction or nonfiction, print or ebook, newspapers or magazines - just get out there and read! Keep track of how many hours you spend reading and mark it off on your reading record.
If you have kids, don't forget to encourage them to sign up for the Youth or Teen Reading Clubs as well.
Literary Elements Writing Workshops
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In June, members of the Sycamore Review and Purdue's Master of Fine Arts program will teach writing workshops at the Klondike Library. Come get tips about creating a perfect plot and using superb style in four different genres.
June 3: Science Fiction
June 10: Supernatural Fiction
June 17: Fairy Tales
June 24: Crime Fiction
Thursday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.
Artist Kathryn Clark will be showing Academy Award nominated film "The Mark of a Maker" about the science of hand papermaking, as used at Brookston's Twinrocker. She will be answering questions after the film and have examples of different parts of the process on site. Learn about this unique craft.
Biomimicry with Columbian Park Zoo
Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.
Biomimicry is the science of studying animals to find solutions to human problems. Did you know that velcro was inspired by burrs, and that the first syringes were based on porcupine quills? Experts from Columbian Park Zoo will explain how everything from geckos to butterflies are inspiring new technologies, with the help of some amazing animal assistants.
Power from the Elements
Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
Renewable power that comes from the elements can save both the environment and your wallet. Dr Klein Ileleji from Purdue Extension will speak about recent advances in the fields of solar and wind power. Learn how these technologies are being used in Indiana and how you can take advantage of them at home.
Miss the program? Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation or visit the Purdue Extension site.
Elementary, My Dear Watson
Tuesday, July 15, 7:00 p.m.
Since his first appearance in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has continued to captivate the public's imagination. Holmes aficiando Steven Doyle will explore what elements has kept Holmes as a staple of literature and pop culture over so many years. Come discuss what you love about the books, movies, and TV shows.
Spacewalker: Jerry Ross visit
Saturday, July 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hoosier native Jerry L. Ross always dreamed of being an astronaut. With hard work and determination, this Purdue graduate went on to share the record for most number of space flights and was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Hear his inspiring life story and learn more about the triumphs and tragedies of the space program. A book sale and signing of his memoir "Spacewalker" will follow the program.
Friday, June 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Library (Ivy Hall Room 1120)
Learn how to live healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes for you and your family. A program from the American Diabetes Association.
E-lements of E-books
Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.
Did you know the library has free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks? Come learn how to use the library's download site with your device.
Douglas Paprocki Author Visit
Thursday, July 31, 7:00 p.m.
Local author Douglas Paprocki visits to speak about the book he co-wrote with his late wife Gretchen, "Beside the Inland Sea." Learn about the unique elements of the enviroment around Lake Michigan.
Learn about the elements of getting around the electronic world with a series of tutorials and classes. Registration is required.
Basic Computer and Tablet Tutorials
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.
One-on-one sessions provide help with questions such as learning to use a mouse or keyboard, setting up an email account, sending an attachment, downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, using a flash drive, using our library catalog and finding information online.
For tablet questions, please bring your own device.
Basic Internet: Jul 2, 10:00 a.m., & July 16, 3:00 p.m.
Intermediate Internet: July 9, 10:00 a.m., & July 23, 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to use the internet with two classes at the Downtown Library. The Basic class explores the use of the web browser's options and shows how to navigate the web. The Intermediate level demonstrates searching and explains internet safety.