Adult Summer Reading Program 2021

May 30 to August 1, 2021

Learn, grow, and connect this summer with the library! Our Adult Summer Reading Program is completely virtual this year! Get connected with our virtual offerings including virtual events, online classes, blog posts, and YouTube videos. Explore our online databases to learn a new language, enhance career skills, discover new books, and more!

OCLS cardholders, 18 and older, can participate in our Adult Summer Reading Program online by registering through the website or mobile application, Beanstack. Use Beanstack to track books read, write book reviews, and participate in virtual challenges to earn digital badges with a chance to win prizes*.

To sign up for an OCLS card, please visit www.ocls.info/using-library/get-or-replace-your-card or visit any of our Orange County Library locations to register for a library card in person.
 
*An Orange County Library regular, property owner or fee card in good standing is required to be eligible to win prizes. Reciprocal borrowers, OCLS staff and their families, including board members, are ineligible.

 

Adult Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing Details:

For every badge a participant earns in Beanstack, a digital ticket will be awarded. Each ticket can be redeemed towards entry into a prize drawing, chosen by the participant, in the “Drawings” section of the Beanstack challenge.  The more tickets earned, the more chances there are to win a prize! Each participant may only win one prize. The Adult Summer Reading program and prize drawings will close on Sunday, August 1st. Winners of each drawing will be notified by August 9, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Saturday
May
28
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Come and learn how to make your unique jewelry out of UV resin. Use anything from acrylic paint, glitter, stickers, etc. to make a personalized pendant. 
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Saturday
June
4
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
You'll be happy as a clam while creating this ocean themed craft. Create a suncatcher you will turtlely love.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
June
4
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Come and learn how to make your unique jewelry out of UV resin. Use anything from acrylic paint, glitter, stickers, etc. to make a personalized pendant. 
Learn more >
Wednesday
June
8
5:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Ready, set, go! In teams of two, race against the clock to finish a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Winners get their completed project displayed in the library for a limited time for all to see!
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Thursday
June
9
4:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
You'll be happy as a clam while creating this ocean themed craft. Create a ​suncatcher you will turtlely love. ​
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
June
9
5:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Join us on a wild adventure this summer and learn how to create your own ocean animal felties! Explore how to hand sew or use glue for assembly. No skills are required. All materials provided.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
June
10
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
The possibilities are endless! Using origami folds, create a picture frame for cards or books.
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Friday
June
10
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore endless possibilities as you create your own decorated lighthouse. All materials provided.
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Registration Required
Monday
June
13
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Bring a beachy vibe into your home by learning to paint a simple coastal scene with acrylic paints.
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Registration Required
Monday
June
13
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss our book selection, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
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Registration Required
Monday
June
13
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us to discuss this month's book selection, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
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Thursday
June
16
4:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore endless possibilities as you create your own decorated lighthouse. All materials provided.
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Saturday
June
18
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Ahoy, scallywags! Is the pirates' life for ye? Join the crew and test your knowledge with a trivia game and practical pirate challenges to see if you have what it takes to make it on the high seas!
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Saturday
June
18
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore Endless possibilities as you create our own decorated lighthouse. Ages: Adults.
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Thursday
June
23
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore endless possibilities as you create your own decorated lighthouse. All materials provided. Registration required for each adult participant.
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Registration Required
Thursday
June
23
4:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene. Recommended for adults.
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Thursday
June
23
5:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore endless possibilities as you create your own decorated lighthouse. All materials provided.
Learn more >
Friday
June
24
1:30​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a suncatcher inspired by the ocean. All supplies provided. Registration required. Intended for ages 18+
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Registration Required
Saturday
June
25
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
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Registration Required
Saturday
June
25
2:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Arts & Crafting
Come discover how fun it is to draw from original works of art!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
June
25
2:30​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: General Events; Games & Activities
This monthly social is designed to bring adults together. It is a celebration of everyday life and celebrating the moment.
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Registration Required
Saturday
June
25
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Master Scuba Diver Trainer Kramer Wimberley will discuss the work of Diving With a Purpose to document and preserve historic slave shipwreck sites. Also, explore DWP's efforts to monitor coral reefs.
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Registration Required
Monday
June
27
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Hiawassee)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
In June the Hiawassee Book Club will discuss The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.
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Saturday
July
2
4:00​pm
(Sarchet Community Room)
Event Categories: Games & Activities; Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene. Must be 18 years or older to attend.
Learn more >
Wednesday
July
6
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
You'll be happy as a clam while creating this ocean themed craft. Create a suncatcher you will turtlely love.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
7
5:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene. Recommended for adults.
Learn more >
Friday
July
8
10:30​am
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Semamori are traditional Japanese auspicious patterns. Learn about the meaning and history of the featured Semamori pattern. Pierce and stitch the pattern on paper.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
8
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Join us on a wild adventure this summer and learn how to create your own ocean animal felties! Explore how to hand sew or use glue for assembly. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
2:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
July
11
12:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Plastic bottles & other trash from single-use drink containers are among the greatest ocean pollutants worldwide. Use recycled materials to create fishing gear & enjoy a day on the water. Ages 18 & up
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us to discuss this month's book selection, A long petal of the sea: a novel by Isabel Allende.
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Registration Required
Monday
July
11
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southeast)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join us to discuss this month's book selection, A long petal of the sea: a novel by Isabel Allende.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
July
12
6:30​pm
Event Category: Education & Learning
Monique Pool, Founder and Director of Green Heritage Fund Suriname, Member, IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group, and CNN Hero, will share her dolphin conservation journey with us.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
July
13
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
14
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Join us on a wild adventure this summer and learn how to create your own ocean animal felties! Explore how to hand sew or use glue for assembly. No skills required. Ages: Adults.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
14
4:30​pm
(Hiawassee - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
14
5:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: General Events
Let's go surfing now, everybody’s learning how: come in to learn about the history of surfing and its impact on pop culture and hang out for trivia!
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Registration Required
Saturday
July
16
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
16
2:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Life Skills; Arts & Crafting
Come discover how fun it is to draw from original works of art!
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
16
3:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore fun techniques using watercolors and other household items to create your own unique art. Registration required.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
July
18
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Hiawassee)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
In July the Hiawassee Book Club will discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
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Thursday
July
21
3:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create custom mason jar lanterns that will be perfect for any indoor or outdoor space. Registration for each adult participant required.
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Registration Required
Thursday
July
21
4:00​pm
(Southeast - Meeting Room 2)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
21
4:30​pm
(Virtual Room - Hiawassee)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Join us on a wild adventure this summer and learn how to create your own ocean animal felties! Explore how to hand sew or use glue for assembly. No skills are required. All materials provided.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
21
5:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Learn about ocean-related true crimes, including piracy then enjoy a demonstration of how to use different library resources to research true crime.
Learn more >
Thursday
July
21
5:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
You'll be happy as a clam while creating this ocean themed craft. Create a suncatcher you will turtlely love.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Friday
July
22
1:30​pm
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Explore endless possibilities as you create your own decorated lighthouse. All supplies provided. Registration required. Intended for ages 18+
Learn more >
Registration Required
Saturday
July
23
2:30​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: General Events
This monthly social is designed to bring adults together. It is a celebration of everyday life and celebrating the moment.
Learn more >