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Welcome to the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Club, Tails and Tales. Our theme this year honors the wonderful comfort of animals, both wild and domesticated, that helped us get through the Covid pandemic. If you had a cat to cuddle, a dog to walk, or even a fish to feed, it brightened your day and gave purpose to your life. And, as you know, most animals have a tail and a tale. Do you have a pet pic you would like to share, especially if it also contains books? Does your fur baby have a tale? Please send your pictures and/or a story about your pet to us at readers@eastmeadow.info so we can celebrate them this summer.

We start our summer with a whale of a project, with the first part on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m., and finishing up on Thursday, June 24th (same time). Librarian Janine Walsh will lead us in a crocheting craft, “a whale of a coaster.” Kits will be made and available for pick-up, so that we can learn to crochet a whale coaster for that cool summer beverage of your choice.

Our June Mystery Club title is Dog On It by Spencer Quinn featuring the P.I. team of Chet and Bernie. Even if you are not one of our regular mystery readers, we urge you to join us Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m. to get a taste of the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Spencer Quinn aka Peter Abrahams will be the featured author at our End of Summer Party in August, and has a new mystery in the series debuting in July.

Other summer programs include a visit with the plant man who will tell us what to plant to draw wildlife into our gardens, baking with a back story-learning to make desserts that come with a tale, an animal-centric trivia contest, and of course, book discussions.

Our programs once again, will be online and primarily zoomed. Sign-up and registration begin June 8th, and can be done at our summer reading club website. Our tentative calendar is located on that webpage as well. We will have little gift bags once a week, randomly drawn from the submitted reviews-each patron can win one during the summer. Our fantastic bibliography will also be on the webpage where you will find our recommended books-some available now, and some coming out during the course of the summer…both in e-book and print book.

We hope that you will enjoy our summer tale!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 8 starting at 9:00 a.m. - Online registration opens: Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/empltales

June 17 at 7:00 p.m. - Crochet a Whale - First Session. Zoom Meeting - Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=515507 .

June 22 at 7:00 p.m. - It's a Mystery! Mystery/Thriller Book Club - “Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn. Zoom Meeting - Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=515511 .

June 24 at 7:00 p.m. - Crochet a Whale - Second Session.

July 6 at 7:00 p.m. - A Tails and Tales Program - Simple Baking with the Baking Coach: Cherry Pie. Zoom Meeting - Event is full but you can be placed on the waiting list by submitting the form at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=522006 .

July 12 at 7:00 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Zoom Meeting - Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=522184 .

July 19 at 3:00 p.m. - The Plant Man, Paul Levine: Plants and Flowers That Attract Butterflies and Other Helpful Insects. Zoom Meeting - Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=522187 .

July 27 at 7:00 p.m. - Kahoot Animal Trivia - Test your knowledge about animals with our Kahoot animal trivia contest! - Registration is limited to 20. Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=524954 .

July 30 - Last Day To Register for Summer Reading Club.

July 30 at 1:00 p.m. - Our Night Sky: Cradle of Aviation. Museum access included with show. Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=524496 .

August 6 and 13 at 1:00 p.m. - Animal Mosaics - This is a two part program. Make a dog, cat, or bird. You must pick your mosaic at time of registration. To see pictures of mosaics, go to "cool links" on left side of this web page. We will deliver kits to East Meadow School District residents. Program limited to 20. REGISTRATION CLOSED (NO WAITING LIST).

August 9 at 7:00 p.m. - A Tails and Tales Program - Simple Baking with the Baking Coach: Key Lime Pie. Zoom Meeting - Event is full but you can be placed on the waiting list by submitting the form at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=524981 .

August 12 - Last Day to Submit Book Reviews.

August 16 at 7:00 p.m. - Read 'n Share - Register at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=EM&curID=525685 .

August 19 at 7:00 p.m. - End of Summer Wish It Were Longer Party - Featuring Spencer Quinn aka Peter Abrahams - Zoom details will be mailed to Summer Reading Club members.



Reviews
Title
The Elephant of Belfast
Author
S Kirk Walsh
Review
I enjoyed this historical fictional novel that depicts some true events. It’s about a young female zookeeper and her new elephant charge in wartime Belfast. The drama and passion plays out in the daily adventures of her remarkable life, as she attempts to navigate complicated relationships with family, friends and animals in the zoo.
Rating
Name with review
No
Title
Crying in H Mart
Author
Michelle Zauner
Review
This is a daughter’s memoir after the passing of her mother to cancer. The book reflects a mother’s love, tradition, finding ones identity as a Korean American and most of all grief. The author relates many memories centered around food, ones from her childhood trips to Korea, ones from trying to nourish her dying mother and ones from after her mother’s passing, as she tries to recreate the tastes from her memories.
Rating
Name with review
No