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A hiker with a stack of books strapped to his back overlooks the valley from atop a mountain.

Explore “Groundbreaking Reads” with the Broward County Libraries’ Adult Summer Reading Program!

Dig into “Groundbreaking Reads” during Broward County Libraries’ Adult Summer Reading Program, a summer’s worth of great books, events, contests and more that’s sponsored by the Friends of Broward County Library, Inc. This year, the Adult Summer Reading Program will also feature free classes to teach customers how to download free eBooks, music and magazines as well as technology “petting zoos” that provide hands-on practice on electronic devices.

Sixteen Broward County Libraries will participate in the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program, which is free and open to the public:

Participants can register for the Summer Reading Program at participating libraries throughout the month of June; sign up now and be registered to enter a drawing to win a Kindle eReader.

While the Adult Summer Reading Program encourages everyone to read for fun, there’s also a full schedule of events to keep you busy when you’re not curled up with a book. Looking to get or stay active? Check out a tai chi demonstration/mini-class, yoga or mediation class or learn to disco dance. Keep your brain in shape with discussions of books both classic and best-selling or join a creative writing club. Get crafty and creative and learn to sew, tie-dye a t-shirt or take great digital photos.

Classes in downloading free library materials such as eBooks, audio books, music and magazines are taking place all summer long at 11 locations: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center; Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library; Imperial Point Library; Main Library; Margate Catharine Young Library; North Regional/Broward College Library; Northwest Regional Library; Pompano Beach Library; South Regional/Broward College Library; Southwest Regional Library and Tyrone Bryant Library.

For a full list of Adult Summer Reading Program events, pick up the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program “Groundbreaking Reads” guide book, which lists times, dates and locations for all events and will be available at Broward County Libraries beginning in June. The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of Broward County Library.

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Selected Books for Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussions – Place Your Hold Now

June 11, 12, 19 – Book Discussions: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. June 11: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Imperial Point Library. June 12: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library. June 19: 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 19 – Book Discussion: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 22 –Dig Into the Seventies Book Discussion, including Roots by Alex Haley, 6 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
June 27 – Subterranean Book Discussion: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
June 29Café Literario (Spanish Book Discussion) with La Fortaleza Digital (Digital Fortress) by Dan Brown, 11 a.m. to noon, Southwest Regional Library
July 10 – Book Bunch: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library
July 18 – Book Discussion: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
July 16 – Dig Into Ancient Greece! Book Discussion: The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Imperial Point Library
July 18 – Book Discussion: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
July 24 – Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 25 – Subterranean Book Discussion: The Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center (eBook only)
July 27 – Banned Book Discussion: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library