Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Live by Night" by Dennis Lehane

Throughout the story, Joe Coughlin insists that he isn't a gangster, he's an outlaw. How does he define each? Do you think they are different? If Joe isn't a gangster, who is?

Joe believes his father—"a pillar of the City on the Hill, the Athens of America, Hub of the Universe"—was more criminal than he could ever be, thanks to a lifetime of "payoffs and kickbacks and graft." Is he right? Does Joe's honesty about himself make him nobler—or just more honest—than his father?

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Wayne Public Library Adult Summer Reading 2013


Groundbreaking Reads - Summer 2013

Wayne Residents Ages 18 & up come and join the Summer Fun with our Groundbreaking Summer Reading Program starting Monday, July 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. and ending Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.

Guidelines for participating:

You may read a book or listen to an audiobook, write a short summary (Not less than 30 words please) and tell us if it was Groundbreaking or not!

You may post your summary to the Wayne Discussion Blog via the link on the library homepage or write your summary on an entry form and place it in the Groundbreaking Entry Form Box by visiting the Groundbreaking Summer Reading Station at the Main Library or the Preakness Branch Library.

The person with the most well written summaries on September 3, 2013 will win the Groundbreaking Prize and there will be a second place runner –up Earth shattering Prize as well! The more summaries you write the better your chances of winning!

Here’s what you need to do to blog about your book!

1) Find a great book to read!

2) Read it

3) Write a good summary (no less than 30 words) and tell us if it was Groundbreaking or Not!

4) Visit our Blog from the Groundbreaking Reads link on www.waynepubliclibrary.org

5) Look for the Groundbreaking Summer Reading Logo

6) Scroll down just a bit

7) Click on  Post a Comment

8) Type in your Name, Library card # and Phone number, book title, author and your summary and if it was Groundbreaking or not!

9) Type in the Word Verification

10) Select anonymous

11) Then Publish

12) Your review will not actually get published until it is reviewed/approved by our librarian. She will then print out your entry and place it in the Groundbreaking Entry Form Box, and then remove your name, card number and phone number and publish your summary on our Blog.

Remember! The more you read and write the better your chances of winning!

Two Prizes will be awarded this year! Winners will be notified on September 5th!