Summer’s the time for reading! Rediscover your library during the WCCLS Adult Summer Reading program from June 1st through August 31st.
This year’s countywide Adult Summer Reading program features best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. In addition to attending her performance, you can mix and mingle with like-minded adults during your local library’s Adult Summer Reading events, find great new books to read, and share your reviews in the WCCLS catalog. Model the love of reading for the children in your life. Summer Reading is a family event!
Best-Selling Author Cheryl Strayed
Join your Washington County friends and neighbors for an evening with Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Wild won the 2013 Oregon Book Awards' Readers Choice Award.
Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Southridge High School Auditorium
9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton (map)
• Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
• Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis
• This program is recommended for adults and presented only in English
About Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wild, a memorable account of her solo adventure along the Pacific Crest Trail. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard. Strayed has written the "Dear Sugar" column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010. Her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, and others. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.
WCCLS member libraries also have scheduled events for Summer Reading. See those here.
Registration for Adult Summer Reading is now closed.
Prize winners will be drawn from the list of people who registered for the WCCLS Adult Summer Reading. You must be 18 years or older and have a WCCLS library card in good standing to sign up for Adult Summer Reading. Library employees, board members and their families are ineligible to win prizes.
By registering, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
|Prize||Donor or Sponsor|
|Two nights stay for 2 at the Sylvia Beach Hotel||Sylvia Beach Hotel|
|Season tickets for the 2013/2014 Portland Arts and Lectures series||Literary Arts|
|A $200 gift certificate for Sunriver Resort||Friends of the Tualatin Public Library|
|A $150 gift certificate for Higgins Restaurant||Metro West Ambulance|
|One of two 2013 season tickets for 2 at the Beaverton Civic Theatre||Beaverton Civic Theatre|
|A $70 gift certificate to Broadway Rose Theater||Friends of the Tigard Public Library|
|A $50 gift certificate to Café Allegro||Friends of the Tigard Public Library|
|One of two $50 gift certificates to Powell's Books||Friends of the Sherwood Public Library|
|One of two $50 gift cards for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District||Cedar Mill Community Library Association|
|One pastel landscape painting, Clouds 1, painted by Pat Gerlach||Pat Gerlach, Artist|
|One introductory adult climbing lesson plus one month free membership at Stoneworks Climbing Gym||Stoneworks Climbing Gym|
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To create a book review click on the link under the picture of the book cover in our catalog. The link says the number of reviews, as in the image below, or will say 'Write a review'.
If there are already reviews you will be presented with the current reviews and a link above and below that says 'Add a review for this!'
Register or Review Anonymously
You can register an e-mail address which will allow you to keep track of your reviews or you can post anonymously.
Wait for Review
Once you’ve submitted your review it will be sent to a WCCLS library where staff will check to see that it does not violate our terms of service. This can take a little while but your review will show up in a bit.
Thank you for participating.