Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bestselling Author Phillip Margolin Kicks Off Tigard Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program

Tigard Public Library’s 13th Annual Adult Summer Reading Program will kick off Friday, June 20 with a visit by bestselling author Phillip Margolin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Mr. Margolin will speak about his new book “Executive Privilege.”

Audience members can register for the Summer Reading Program that evening. Throughout the summer, participants who fill out reading logs may enter a drawing for a themed gift basket at the end of the program. Baskets will be on display at the kick-off.

“Executive Privilege,” a political thriller, investigates the deaths of two young women who had connections to the President. The action travels from the White House in Washington D.C. to death row in Oregon.

The eight-week Adult Summer Reading Program—Transform Yourself @ the Library— will feature a variety of events and activities to encourage reading and promote lifelong learning. Other events in June include:

  • A series of six home interior-design classes by interior designer Angela Todd on Tuesdays, beginning on Tuesday, June 17.

  • A discussion of Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin at the Mystery Book Group on Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.

  • An Evening Book Group discussion of The Road by Cormac McCarthy on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

  • A presentation about "The Ten Essentials of Hiking" presented by outdoors & fitness writer Megan McMorris on Thursday June 26 at 7 p.m.

  • The Quintessential woodwind quintet plays familiar classical music pieces on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

To participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program, sign up any time at the Tigard Public Library beginning Monday, June 16. For more information, please call the Library at 503-718- 2517.

A variety of events are also scheduled for July and August. For a complete list of Adult Summer Reading events visit the Library’s web page at: http://tigard-or.gov/library. The Adult Summer Reading program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library.