2018 Summer Reading Information – Adults

How to Register

Registration opens June 1st! Adult Summer Reading: Libraries Rock! is for ages 18 and up. Please visit this link to register. You can register in person at the library or online anytime between June 1st – August 18th. 

For each book that you finish between July 8 and August 18, you are entitled to one entry ticket for the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Raffle. Tickets may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. The Grand Prize for this summer’s adult raffle will be on display in the lobby display case. You do not have to be present to win.

Special Programs for Adults this Summer

Unlikely Strummers 

Monday, July 9th at 7pm 

For all ages, no registration required.

The Unlikely Strummers are back for an encore performance!! A group of local ukulele musicians, perform a range of songs, from “oldies” like “When You’re Smiling,” to Motown and the Beatles, and even a little Bruno Mars. There is something for everyone, come enjoy the music and the merriment! 


Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy with Professor Gary Hylander

Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm

No registration required. 

It was one of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. Admiral Yamamoto achieved a major tactical victory at Pearl Harbor, but not the strategic knockout blow he had hoped for. Japan’s attack on the Hawaiian Islands globalized the Second World War. Within days, both Germany and Italy declared war on the United States as well. What followed, was the most destructive conflict in world history.

Sponsored by the Friends of  the Library.


The Majesty and Mystery of “Crop Circles” with Educator and Naturalist, John Root

Thursday, July 19th at 6:30pm

No registration required.

Majesty and Mystery of “Crop Circles” is a power point presentation featuring designs that have been appearing with increasing sophistication during the past three decades in farmers’ fields and other locations all over the world. Layered weaving of plants in the fields as well as anatomical changes observed in these plants are presented as evidence of powerful and mysterious energies at work. Effects on electronic equipment, soils, animals, and human visitors are also described. Interpretations of these intricate and exquisite formations, many of which occur near sacred sites and refer to mystical traditions, are discussed as well.
Audiences are invited to share their reactions to these images and to speculate about how and why they are manifesting on our landscape.
Handouts with recommended books and websites for further research are also offered to participants. Program duration: 60 or 90 minutes.

Sponsored by Norfolk Cultural Council.


“No Fail” Craft – Photo Collage Star

Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30pm

Adults 18+, registration is required. Register here

Staff will assist participants in creating their own personal photo collage star. Registrants must bring photocopies of at least 10 black & white photos.




Painting with Frances Feloni

Tuesday, August 7th, 2:00 – 4:00pm

For adults 18+, registration is required. Register here.

Recreate this lovely landscape with local artist, Frances Feloni. Frances will provide step-by-step instruction, using acrylics and some very unusual painting tools. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Traitorous Ladies: Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally with Professor Gary Hylander

Wednesday August 15th at 6:30pm

No registration required.

Iva Toguri (Tokyo Rose) and Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) were native born American citizens. During World War II however, both women joined forces with America’s enemies. From Tokyo and Berlin, Tokyo Rose and Asix Sally broadcast defeatist radio propaganda aimed at American GIs. “You Americans,” they warned “are losing the war.” After the war, both women were returned to the United States to stand trial for treason and possible execution. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


For information about the Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs, please use the links. 


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