East Meadow Public Library Summer Reading Programs
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Relax, it's almost summer and our Summer Reading Club will be ready to join ONLINE on June 6th. But THIS year, the Reader Services Department is busily preparing to move into our new quarters. In the next few months, the library will begin its construction project, and the Reading Club must be streamlined to reflect these changes. You will be able to register online only and share your book reviews. We will have our book discussions throughout the summer and maybe a few surprise events and we will keep you posted when we line them up. So THIS summer, as we discover “A Universe of Stories” together, let's kick back, enjoy the beautiful weather and READ READ READ!

June 6 starting at 9:00 a.m. - Online registration opens: Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/empluniverse .

June 10 at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'n Books: "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore. Moderator: Marion Wrenn - Location: East Meadow Public Library

June 18 at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: "A River of Stars" by Vanessa Hua - Location: East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow

July 16 at 2:00 p.m. - Giant Screen Film: Apollo 11 - Location: The Cradle of Aviation Museum

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

"Space" is limited. Sign up after July 2nd at https://eastmeadow.info/ or call 516-794-2570 ext. 560.

July 23 at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones - Location: East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow

August 1 - Last Day to Register for the Adult Summer Reading Club.

August 12 - Last day to submit reviews.

August 13 at 1:00 p.m. - Adult Craft Program - Mosaics of the Sky with Felicia - Register beginning July 19th at 516-794-2570 ext. 560 or online at https://eastmeadow.info/ - Materials Fee: $5.00 - Location: To Be Announced

August 19 at 7:00 p.m. - End of Summer Wish It Were Longer Party, Book Buzz and Galley Grab. Featuring Mariah Fredericks, author of the Jane Prescott mystery series.
Reviews
Title
The four seasons
Author
Mary Alice Monroe
Review
The Season sisters are not a closeknit family as adults due to tragic events in their youth. After a siblings death they come home for a funeral . It triggers memories of their youth and what shattered them. They embark on a mission to find themselves and is a catharsis for all !This is one of my favorite authors and now book!
Rating
Name with review
Yes
Name
Nancy Scheffler
Title
The Underground Railroad
Author
Colson Whitehead
Review
In this imaginative novel, the Underground Railroad is not a metaphor for an escape route north but a very real railroad buried underground with trains stopping at regular intervals to take aboard fugitive slaves. The main character is Cora who is urged to go north by fellow-slave, Caesar. At first she hesitates although her own mother had escaped years before leaving Cora, a mere child, to fend for herself. Eventually,Cora agrees and, as she and Caesar flee, they are joined by a third slave, Lovey. The novel details much of what happens to Cora in her search for freedom but, far more importantly, it captures the sheer horror of slavery. There are plenty of villains to go around including the Randalls, owners of the plantation as well as Ridgeway who gleefully serves as a slave catcher. A brutal and upsetting history lesson.
Rating
Name with review
Yes
Name
Harriet Hagenbruch