Adult Summer Reading 2011 will debut June 11, the same kick-off date for the Library’s youth and teen summer reading programs. Adults will be able to win prizes as they read or listen to novels or non-fiction titles. This year’s theme will focus on all journeys great and small, with an emphasis on stories that enable us to learn about new cultures and ourselves. Plenty of reading lists will be available in the Library and at ropl.org to help you find some great titles, but you can choose any titles you wish.
Two free programs are planned. On Wednesday, June 29, Nancy Yuktonis Solak will talk at 7:00 PM about her travel memoir A Footpath in Umbria: Learning, Loving and Laughing in Italy. Learn what the self-proclaimed reluctant traveler and her husband learned during their year abroad. The author will sell and sign copies of her book.
And take a journey with seasoned travel writers and editors Megan Swoyer and Ron Garbinski on Monday, July 11 at 7:00 PM as they share their travel writing secrets and tips on how the images you find along the way can inspire great words. Swoyer is an editorial consultant and writer who began her career as an associate editor of AAA Michigan Living magazine. She was an editor of Crain's Detroit Monthly, wrote a Daytrip column forThe Detroit News for nine years, and covered homes and gardens and travel for Style magazine. Garbinski is the former editor-in-chief of AAA Michigan Living magazine and AAA Living magazines, with eight publications in the Midwest. For the past year he's been a consultant for Midwest resorts, travel website portals and more. He also publishes an e-blast travel newsletter called "Ron's Route."
Registration for both programs is suggested. Register online or by calling the Adult Reference Desk at 248-246-3727. Adult Summer Reading registration starts in person on June 11. Online and phone registration begins June 13. Call the adult reference desk for more information.