Passport to Summer Fun

Books are the plane, and the train and the road.
They are the destination and the journey.  They are home.
                                                                              -Anna Quindlen

Does a “staycation” mean being stuck at home and going nowhere? Not at all! Your library card can be a passport to a variety of places and provide many opportunities to meet real characters. The Tin Ticket meant permanent exile for convicts sent to Australia, but, for readers, it is the story of the women who turned that disgrace into determination, and helped build a nation.  Pictures at an Exhibition is a look at Paris’ culture, romance and a heroine who could have been found among the Monuments Men.  Take a culinary tour courtesy of My Berlin Kitchen.  Dabble in court intrigue with Emil who tries to decipher The Stockholm Octavo. Do the ultimate in travel and go across time from the 1940’s to eighteenth century Scotland in Outlander.

Whether you choose titles from our list of suggestions (click here for the list) or select your own, I hope they are journeys that transport you to a world of fun.


Please come to my book talk on Thursday, July 24 at 1 p.m. in the Mastrangelo Room so we can share memories of our armchair travels together.

Then join others later at 7 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Room for photographer Barry Pell’s presentation “Mozambique - Portuguese and African Culture Blend in Southern Africa”.  It promises to be a day to take you away from boredom.

Written by Stephanie – Circulation Department, July 14, 2014.


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