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

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.
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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.
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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.
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Friday
July
8
10:30​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
Attend an adult special needs development activity session and engage in activity stations which will stimulate growth. Trained professional will lead activities.
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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.
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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.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
9
3:00​pm
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thursday
July
14
5:00​pm
(Magnolia & Palm Room - Combined)
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! Registration required.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
16
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Monday
July
18
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
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 >
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
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.
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Friday
July
22
10:30​am
Event Category: Education & Learning
Attend an adult special needs development activity session and engage in activity stations which will stimulate growth. Trained professional will lead activities.
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+
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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.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
July
23
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Thursday
July
28
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Lab/Technology Classroom)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Create a one-of-a-kind resin pendant that looks like a beach scene.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Saturday
July
30
3:00​pm
(Windermere - Ask at Desk)
Get your game on! Spend a fun afternoon playing games and meeting new friends. From party games to classic cards, on a team or on your own, enjoy seeing how the dice roll. Recommended for adults.
Learn more >
Registration Required
Wednesday
October
19
11:00​am
(Eatonville - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Animals & Pets
Test event, please disregard.
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