Welcome to Literary Elements, the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program!

Spend your summer compounding your fun at your local library. We invite you to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program which will provide a season full of reading, learning, and fun! Explore all the innovative things you might find at the library by attending programs, reading our book selections, and entering to win prizes.

Register to create an Adult Summer Reading account below and then start updating your activities log and book reviews!

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Upcoming Adult Summer Reading Program Events
Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Archaeology as a discipline is well established in Florida, but that wasn’t always the case. Travel back with author Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA to when archaeological sites were curiosities on the landscape and speculation as to their origins thrived. Searching Sand and Surf explores the roots of modern archaeology in the state, as seen through articles published in the Florida Historical Quarterly. Witness the evolution of contemporary archaeology in Florida and trace the development of the discipline through some of its most influential voices. #ASR14
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Enjoy David Lean's film adaption of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, Great Expectations, the story of a humble orphan who becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.#dickens #asr14
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the efficient design of an in-ground irrigation system, how to set irrigation controllers, how to check sprinkler heads to ensure they are working properly, and how to make minor adjustments and repairs to the irrigation system. To sign up for this event, visit EfficientIrrigation.Eventbrite.com or call 407-254-9850 (select option 1 then option 2).
#asr14
Location
South Creek - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Creek Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
No matter if you are writing a book, short story, poem, recipes, booklets, etc., digital books are the wave of the future. In this two part series, Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will teach the basics so you can get your books published digitally, in most cases within 24 hours (and for free!), on popular digital outlets such as e-reader or other online sources.
#asr14
#writers
Location
Albertson Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Virginia Hartley, owner of Ginger’s Jam, Jellies and Such…, will have you cooking up the best jams in town! Get tips on making your own jams and jellies and try tasty samples. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #ASR14
Location
Edgewater - Meeting Room 1
Library
Edgewater Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:35 PM - 8:50 PM
Description
Spanish Book Club about Latin American culture, literature, music, art. Everyone is welcome! #asr14
Location
South Creek - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Creek Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you as smart as Sheldon, or as pretty as Penny? Unravel the mysteries behind the scientific series The Big Bang Theory. Watch an episode and analyze your aptitude with trivia. BAZINGA! Registration recommended. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
You’ve heard the buzz about blogging. You know you should start one, but what in the world should you write about? Learn how to define the subject of your blog, understand who is your target audience or what your niche is. Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will show you how to get traffic to your blog, and where online you can find resources and tutorial videos to continue your blogging education. Bring your laptop and start your blog during the class.
#asr14
#writers
Location
Herndon - Meeting Room 1
Library
Herndon Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the efficient design of an in-ground irrigation system, how to set irrigation controllers, how to check sprinkler heads to ensure they are working properly, and how to make minor adjustments and repairs to the irrigation system. To sign up for this event, visit EfficientIrrigation.Eventbrite.com or call 407-254-9850 (select option 1 then option 2).
#asr14
Location
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a piano performance by Tyler Enrique Spence. This talented young musician impresses audiences with his musical abilities and love of classical music.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come see what’s brewing with Axum Coffee as they discuss the various types of coffee and home brewing techniques.
#ASR14
Location
Cypress Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Reader's Choice: Biography. Read a biography about your favorite writer, actor, artist, politician, or any person. Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss why you chose this person and what you learned. We meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Branch. Find our selections on Pinterest. #asr14
Location
Southeast - Meeting Room 1
Library
Southeast Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Damien Simon is an internationally known composer and concert guitarist. Damien will be performing some of his original concert guitar scores with the help of bassist Ethan Stoudenmire.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
6:35 PM - 8:50 PM
Description
Spanish Book Club about Latin American culture, literature, music, art. Everyone is welcome! #asr14
Location
South Creek - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Creek Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
What if, on your next checkup, you received a prescription for a daily dose of laughter? Sound far-fetched? Not so fast! Join Laughter Yoga Orlando's "PositiveLY Pat" Conklin in an exploration of the health benefits of laughter. Then, go beyond the lab to experience the positive effects of laughter for yourself in a spirited and spirit-lifting session of Laughter Yoga. This is one science lesson that's sure to leave you feeling invigorated, empowered, and PositiveLY GREAT! To learn more, visit LaughterYogaOrlando.com.
#asr14
Location
South Creek - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Creek Branch

Welcome to Literary Elements,
the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program!

Spend your summer compounding your fun at your local library. We invite you to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program which will provide a season full of reading, learning, and fun! Explore all the innovative things you might find at the library by attending programs, reading our book selections, and entering to win prizes.

New Users: Click on the Create New Account button to begin registration.

Registered Users: If you have already registered for this program, enter your library card number and last name, then click on the Log In button.



Contest


We’ll be giving away biweekly prize packs and a Grand Prize! To enter, just attend an ASR program, or review a book on our blog. One entry per activity, up to three entries per week. Deadline for prize drawings is 11:59 pm on July 18, August 1, and August 9 (Grand Prize drawing). Prize packs include books, gift cards from local businesses and other great stuff!

Congratulations to our second prize pack winner, Linda M!
Reviews
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Title
Terminal City
Author
Linda Fairstein
Review
Assistant D.A. Alex Cooper and two detectives are called to investigate the death of a young woman in the Waldorf Astoria hotel with railroad tracks carved into her body. Two more victims are found with the same markings. The story takes place in and around Grand Central Station.

Reviewed by patron Judy O.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Mystery
ISBN
0525953884
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Title
Mapping the Edge
Author
Sarah Dunant
Review
Anna is a single mother of a six year old daughter. She goes on a short vacation by herself and fails to return. This is a strange story where two different narratives are given as possibilities of what happened.

Reviewed by patron Judy O.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
0375503234
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Title
The Book Stops Here
Author
Kate Carlisle
Review
Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is appearing on the San Francisco edition of the TV show THIS OLD ATTIC as an appraiser of rare books. She is attacked after appraising a very valuable first edition of a classic children's story. Vera, the owner of the book, is discovered dead by Brooklyn. The question is whether her attacker was the original owner of the book or someone else. This is not one of the better bibliophile mysteries by the author.

Reviewed by patron Judy O.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Mystery
ISBN
0451415981
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