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!

   Adult Summer Reading 2014       Kids' SRP 2014       Teens' SRP 2014   
Upcoming Adult Summer Reading Program Events
Title
Date
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Don’t know where to begin your book? Having a hard time jump starting your imagination? Stop staring at that blank page! Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will teach the benefits of the visual writing technique, organic writing, and how it helps banish writer’s block to complete your book projects quickly and easily. #asr14 #writers
Location
South Trail - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Trail Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Dig into Florida's past and join the Florida Fossil Hunters as they share their expertise about prehistoric Florida. Develop a greater appreciation of Florida's unique environment. #ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a soft rock music performance by Stephen & The Gypsy Poets. This group captivates audiences with catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics about life, love and quirky observations.
#ASR14
Location
Library Central
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio,this month's book selection. We meet on the second Monday of each month 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
Monday, July 14, 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
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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. Please call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14 #CuisineCorner
Location
Cypress Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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
Windermere - Meeting Room
Library
Windermere Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 16, 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 16, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Alafaya Book Club’s July selection is “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen. Taken from poverty, Fanny Price is raised with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park. When the extravagant Crawfords move into the neighborhood, her social position and moral integrity are tested. #ASR14
Location
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do you love making crafts and enjoy sharing your creations? Then join us for Craftologie 101. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
Washington Park - Ask At Desk
Library
Washington Park Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 17, 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
Windermere - Meeting Room
Library
Windermere Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 17, 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
Herndon - Meeting Room 1
Library
Herndon Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do you love making crafts and enjoy sharing your creations? Then join us for Craftologie 101. Registration required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. #ASR14
Location
North Orange - Meeting Room
Library
North Orange Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 18, 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
Southeast - Meeting Room 2
Library
Southeast Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Don’t know where to begin your book? Having a hard time jump starting your imagination? Stop staring at that blank page! Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will teach the benefits of the visual writing technique, organic writing, and how it helps banish writer’s block to complete your book projects quickly and easily.
#asr14 #writers
Location
West Oaks - Meeting Room 1
Library
West Oaks Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Create your own constellation using needle and thread. This craft will leave you seeing stars! #ASR14
Location
Magnolia Room
Library
Orlando Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AIPEH, Asociacion de Artes, la Cultura Hispana, Poetas y Escritores Hispanos(Hispanic Art and Culture International Association).
Club del Libro en Espanol: conosca autores, artistas y musicos locales e internacionales. Talleres en espanol sobre la publicacion de sus propios libros, paginas web y mucho mas. Para mas informacion ir a www.poetasyescritores.com. (Spanish Book Club: meet local and international authors, artists and musicians. Spanish workshops on publishing your own books, web design and more. For more information go to www.poetasyescritores.com.)
#asr14
Location
Southeast - Meeting Room 2
Library
Southeast Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Laura Figueroa is a soulful acoustic pop singer/songwriter who completed her first music project called Dream in 2009. In this project, Laura explores the personal struggles and triumphs she dealt with after she lost two family members. Formerly a music teacher, Figueroa is now touring full time following the release of her sophomore project entitled Doorway.
#ASR14
Location
Winter Garden - Program Area
Library
Winter Garden Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 21, 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 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Eatonville - Meeting Room
Library
Eatonville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Do you want to know which foods are best for you to be eating? With so much information about food and supplements in the media, how do you know what is really right for you? The level of health and wellness of the entire body can be observed through your eyes. In this introduction to iridology you will learn some basic iris signs and how to eat right for your eye type. Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD,AP.#asr14
Location
Edgewater - Meeting Room 1
Library
Edgewater Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 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
Alafaya - Meeting Room 1
Library
Alafaya Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 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
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 6:30pm.
Discover the Elements of Sound at our South Creek Music Club.

Are you ready to rock? We are looking for bands and musicians of all ages to perform in our South Creek MUSIC CLUB. It’s a chance for individuals to perform and share in their musical talents. It’s fun, exciting, and a great opportunity to broadcast yourself.

It's all about "Self-Expression," one music lover at a time!
#ASR14
Location
South Creek - Meeting Room 1
Library
South Creek Branch

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
We Were Liars
Author
E. Lockhart
Review
Why is the Sinclair family keeping secrets from Cadence? The mystery of what happened to a young girl while on an annual island vacation with her high-society family will keep you reading.

Reviewed by patron Ginger S.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
038574126X
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Title
The Longest Ride
Author
Nicholas Sparks
Review
Nicholas Sparks does it again. In this latest novel, Sparks weaves a love story between a Jersey girl and a North Carolina cowboy. In a separate plot, an elderly gentleman's life is hanging in the balance as he remembers his forever love. When the two plots intersect, Sparks delivers a surprise ending that is sure to please.

Reviewed by patron Ginger S.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
1455520659
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Title
We Ain't the Brontës
Author
Rosalyn McMillan
Review
I was kind of disappointed in this book. The concept of the story line was good but it often felt very choppy. This book is about the drama between two sisters who are authors. One is jealous of the other and sets out to make her sister's life miserable.

Reviewed by patron Laketa J.  Find this title in our catalog!
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
1601622430
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