Reading is Art-Rageous
Summer Reads for Adults 2010
Join Reading is ArtRageous Summer Reads for Adults
Joining is easy with your free Chicago Public Library Card! All you have to do is follow these four simple steps:
1. READ: Read ANY two books between June 1 and August 31, 2010. You can find some great recommendations in this resource guide.
2. REPORT: After reading your two selections, fill out the report form (PDF).
3. RETURN: When you’ve finished filling in the report form, return it to a librarian at any of our 74 locations.
4. RECEIVE: When you submit your report form, you’ll receive a baseball cap in recognition of your participation!
Note: Participants are encouraged to read as many books as they wish from the recommended lists, but caps are only awarded for the first two books read. Caps are available while supplies last, and cannot be mailed.
Book Club in a Bag
Calling all book clubs! Have you heard about Book Club in a Bag?
Want to spice up your book club this summer? Read sensational titles? Make it easy—let the Chicago Public Library do the work! The Library’s Book Club in a Bag program provides everything your group needs for a great book discussion—a bag filled with 10 books of the same title and tips for your book club. All you need is your Chicago Public Library card to check out a Book Club in a Bag! Please call (312) 747-8184 to reserve a bag and have it sent to your local branch.
This summer, Book Club in a Bag will offer the following titles from the Reading is Art-Rageous program:
The Allure of Chanel
By Paul Morand
Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave
By Leonard Todd
The Girl in Hyacinth Blue
By Susan Vreeland
Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
By Dale Rosengarten
By Nancy Horan
The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
By Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
By Laney Salisbury
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
By Alan Bradley
Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers
By Leonard Koren
Join Our Adult Book Discussion Groups
Don’t have a book club? Don’t worry! If you wish to discuss your thoughts and reactions to some of these thought-provoking books with other readers, the Chicago Public Library offers ongoing adult book discussion groups at many of its locations.
This summer, branch libraries throughout the city will be reading and discussing selections from Reading is Art-Rageous: Summer Reads for Adults. Check with your neighborhood library or at chipublib.org for more information about book discussion groups.