Adults - Literary Elements

Summertime is reading time! Join other Washington County readers in Adult Summer Reading at WCCLS, from June 1st through August 31st.

This year's program features events with author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow. In addition, 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 great reads on WCCLS' social media sites. Register as a reader to have the chance to win an iPad Mini!

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Thank you to this year's prize donors and sponsors!

Three Events with Cory Doctorow

Author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow

Join your friends and neighbors for a thought-provoking event with author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow, author of the bestselling novel Little Brother. Cory will be speaking about how technology and politics affect our lives as readers and as citizens. Afterward, Cory will answer questions from the audience and sign books. Jacobsen’s Books will be selling books at the events.

Cory will be speaking at:
Beaverton City Library, July 8th at 7:00 pm
Tigard Public Library, July 9th at 7:00 pm
Hillsboro Public Library, July 10th at 7:00 pm

Please note:
• Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
• This program is recommended for adults and teens

About Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

WCCLS member libraries also have scheduled events for Summer Reading. See those here.


Register for Prizes

Prize winners will be drawn from the list of people who registered for 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 an iPad Mini! Use your tablet to download e-books and audiobooks from the library, place holds on our mobile catalog, learn a language with WCCLS’ Mango Languages app, and more. Register here.


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Use #WCCLSreads to share your great summer reads with fellow Washington County readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Follow WCCLS on Facebook and Twitter to get reading suggestions from us and your fellow readers all summer long!


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Thank you to this year's prize donors and sponsors!

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