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“Off the Shelf” Lets You Know What to Read

During these long winter evenings, there’s nothing better than curling up with a great book. Not sure what to read? Consult Off the Shelf, a collection of book recommendations by our Adult Selection Specialist, Sarah Redman. You can also subscribe to the Off the Shelf e-mail newsletter to receive reviews in your inbox. Check out the latest Off the Shelf review below.

Water, Stone, Heart by Will North

A love story from the male perspective

North offers a love story from the male perspective with the same light but deeply romantic touch readers found so captivating in The Bridges of Madison County and Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook.
Although he teaches architectural theory at a Philadelphia university, Andrew Stratton has never actually built a structure. Divorce from his caustic wife leaves him feeling unmoored and he enrolls in a course on building stone walls in Cornwall, England. The colorful, strongly-connected community he finds there includes American expatriate and artist Nicola Rhys-Jones. Her history makes her equally wary of a relationship, but Nicola and Andrew cannot deny their strong attraction. Equal parts love story and tribute to the beautiful countryside of Cornwall, this is an intelligent, sensitive novel about second chances.

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Summer Reading @ CADL

summer-readingThe Capital Area District Library’s Summer Reading Program is in full swing, and adults are encouraged to sign up at any of the 13 library locations. When you sign up, you’ll receive a reading log so you can keep track of your reading time, earning fun prizes along the way.

If you are looking for reading recommendations, be sure to check out Off the Shelf where Sarah, our Adult Selection Specialist, suggests books that will linger in your mind. And if you are on Twitter, follow @cadl to get Sarah’s Suggestions and our Reference Librarian’s New NonFiction tweets.

There are also several programs for adults this summer as well. Below are just a few. For a complete list of summer programs and events, check out our Summer Program Guide.

The Art and Artistry of Charles H. Mead
Thursday, July 16 @ 7 pm
Local historian and author Craig A. Whitford has updated his presentation on local artist and photographer Charles H. Mead just in time for Lansing’s 150th celebration. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing.

Mason Library
Email Basics*
Monday, July 27 @ 10 am
Learn how to set up your own email account; to compose, send and open messages; and to add and open attachments. Participants should know how to use a mouse and Windows.*Register by calling (517) 676-9088.

Okemos Library
1st Sunday Gallery Walk
Sunday, July 5 from 1-4 pm
Kirsten Barton and Jessica Kovan

South Lansing
Summer Scrapbooking Crop for Adults*
Saturday, July 11 from 1-4 pm
Get creative! Learn to make a scrapbook page to preserve your special memories. Bring 5-6 photos and some basic supplies like adhesive, cardstock, patterned paper, sharp scissors and embellishments. A limited amount of supplies will be available at the library.
*Registration required by calling (517) 272-9840.

Colors in Art with Anita Saviko*
Saturday, June 27 from 1:30-3pm
Did you ever wonder how the colors we use every day came into being? Williamston artist and MSU Evening College Lecturer Anita Saviko will take you around the world discovering “color”. You will participate in learning how to create colors that work in any fine art media, as well as in house paint. Registration is required by calling (517) 655-1191.

Stitchin’ Time Drop-in Needle Arts Group
Tuesdays, July 7 & July 21 @ 6 pm
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re invited to join this fantastic needle arts group! Come share ideas and conversation and work on your project in good company. Dessert provided.

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