2015 Adult Summer Reading Club
Sign Up Starting May 26
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 26. You will receive a reading record to keep track of 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.
What Can I Read?
Almost anything you want! You don't have to limit yourself to literature or comics. 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.
Documentary on Freedom Riders
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we watch an award-winning film by Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders. Learn how ordinary men and women from around the nation because heroes of the civil rights movement.
Become an Everyday Hero
Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
Who are everyday heroes? People like you! Speakers from the United Way and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network will tell you how you can help the local community through volunteer opportunitys and nonprofit organizations.
Proud to Have Served
Thursday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
Join us in learning more about America's veterans! Hear three inspiring personal stories of military and post-military life. Vietnam War Veteran James Logsdon talks about combat, being wounded and hospitalized, and the experience of coming home.
Costumed Crimefighter Documentary
Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.
Real costumed crime-fighters? They are real! Join us to view a documentary about real people who fight to improve their communities, with costumes and cool nicknames. Discussion to follow.
You Can Run a Half Marathon!
Monday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.
Two million people run in half-marathons every year - you can be one of them! Travis Butts, owner of TRI-N-RUN, will discuss finding a training schedule, proper nutrition, and tips you can use to finish 13.1 miles.
World of Soft Robotics
Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Rebeca Kramer, professor of mechanical engineering and winner of the Forbes "30 Under 30" award, will speak about how the development of 'soft robotics' will impact our everyday lives. Part of TCPL's summer reading club series "Escape the Ordinary".
Downtown Summer Reading Club Film
Sunday, July 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. Even as they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control because their darker sides begin to take over.
Our Favorite (Super) Heroes!
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Do you have a favorite hero/superhero? Step up to the mike and tell the group about your history together, and what makes him/her so special to you! Do you have collectibles relating to your hero? Comics, action figures, you name it? Bring' em to Adult Summer Reading Club Show and Tell! Recommended for middle school to adult, but all ages welcome!
An Evening in the Archives
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.
Spend an evening with Journal & Courier archivist Thomas Maxfield and take a tour of Lafayette's history.
Campus: Free Advice for Your Device
No Registration Needed - Drop in!
Need help with Overdrive? Curious about Zinio or Hoopla? Have a question about the latest and greatest app? Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet, or e-reader) to the library and get tips on installing library apps for e-books, audiobooks, and e-mgazines. Your device must have basic setup complete, and you should bring any necessary log-ins and passwords. You will need your library card and PIN in order to download Overdrive, Zinio, or Hoopla content.
Downtown: Technology One-on-Ones
Monday at3:00 p.m. or Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Escape the ordinary using your mobile device or computer with a one-on-one technology tutorial at the Downtown library. Get help using the library downloables to get free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more. Set up an email account, get started searching the web, or learn to use Microsoft Office products. Register by calling or stopping by at any information desk, or through the online calendar.