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The library is CLOSED today (Tuesday, 2/20), due to icy conditions.

Summer Reading for Globe Trotters

This year’s summer reading program is full of fun and food, games and prizes – but what about the books?  Not to worry, we still have scads of those, too!  Summer in the City just wouldn’t be complete without great reads to jog your mind on these lazy days.



Iberia by James MichenerIberia Book Cover

James Michener shares the hidden Spain he has come to know, where toiling peasants, the oranges of the inland fields, and the dark weight of history conspire to create a wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful land.


360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World360 Degrees Longitude Book Cover
by John Higham

John Higham and his wife bid their high-tech jobs good-bye, packed up their home, and set out  to travel around the world.


The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinskithe soccer war book cover

Part diary, part reportage, The Soccer War chronicles 27 revolutions and coups in in the late 20th century. Recounting the stories behind his official press dispatches, Kapuscinski gives firsthand accounts of life during war.


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love book cover

After making the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of American success, Elizabeth Gilbert sets out for a year abroad to explore the arts of pleasure and devotion.


Dark Star Safari by Paul TherouxDark Star Safari book cover

The wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train.


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