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2017 Adult Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Get inspired to build a better world by participating in the library's Adult Summer Reading Program, running Thursday, June 1, through Monday, July 31. Receive great book recommendations, enjoy wonderful events and fun prizes for book lovers! Celebrate the creative spirit, collaboration and community as Haywood County Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program on the theme "Build a Better World." Interested adults are invited to register to participate starting June 1st at any of the library system's branches. The registration packet will include a gift, an events brochure, reading guide, as well as an activity sheet to complete. Attend one or all of the events, listed below, to receive a raffle ticket to win more prizes. Turn in your completed activity sheet for another chance to get your name in the hat for a prize! The drawing for prizes will be held after July 31st, and winners will be notified. For more information, call (828) 356-2507 (Waynesville) or (828) 648-2924 (Canton). 

6/14  Screening of an international film starring Marion Cotillard @ 11:00. Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot list the title online. Please call the library at (828) 648-2924 for movie title and more information.
6/17 "Build a Better Community: What Could Be!" @ 1:00. Watch two engaging and inspiring TED talks, then break up into small groups to share ideas on how to better our community. Let's see what great ideas we can come up with together! AT THE PIGEON COMMUNITY CENTER IN WAYNESVILLE.
7/13 Discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery @ 5:30. Learn how Gatewood helped build a better world with her legendary walk. Books provided by the library. Registration required by July 5: (828) 648-2924.
7/18 Discuss Better Together: Restoring the American Community by Robert Putnam @ 2:00. Books provided by the library. Registration required by July 11: (828) 356-2507.
7/21 The Red Cross and the library are teaming up for a "Build a Better World" blood drive from 10:00-3:00. Walk-ins welcome. Each donor will receive a voucher for the Friends of the Library Book Sale and get a raffle ticket for a grand prize at the end of Summer Reading.
7/27 Fifth Annual Cupcake Challenge @ 2:00! If you choose to accept the challenge, make 1 dozen cupcakes (from scratch or a mix) and decorate them with an international theme (inspired by a different country's culture). Decorations must be edible! Each cupcake should be the same flavor. Entries will be judged on: taste, presentation, and originality. Adult, teen, and children’s prizes will be awarded. Plus, there will be an audience favorite prize! Sign-up is required for interested bakers: (828) 648-2924. Everyone is invited to sample the cupcakes starting at 2 p.m.  
8/11 International potluck and book discussion @ 12:00. Bring an international dish to share and discuss the books you've read over the summer. Registration required: (828) 356-2507.

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