Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Summer Reading Preview
We are also planning to explore some art themes like bedrooms in art, (see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Bedrooms_in_art), book cover art, film noir and altered books, (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_book).
Some other "night" themes might be bedroom makeovers, sleep science and relaxation and aromatherapy. If you have any suggestions of something fun that fits the theme, contact Barbara Battles at email@example.com.
The first contest we are announcing, which will go all summer long and tie in with our creative writing and memoir theme and will be featured in this blog and in a display in the library, is called "Book Spine Poetry." Artist Nina Katchadourian started the Sorted Book Project in 1993 and we are going to create some of our own examples of this fun creative writing exercize. Look at Nina's website at http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/languagetranslation/sortedbooks.php and the Andree Institute's Creative Writing page at http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/languagetranslation/sortedbooks.php for more information about the Sorted Book Project and Book Spine Poetry respectively. Arrange your book titles to produce a creative poem or statement, take a photo and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting.
And starting on June 18, 2012, there will be Entry Forms to complete for every book you read this summer. Like last year, we are asking for a rating and a short review that we will share with other readers. There is no registration necessary; just pick up forms at the Check-Out and Information Desk where you will also find a box/jar in which to submit your forms. There will be drawings for prizes throughout the summer. More details to follow.