A long time ago. Once upon a time. It was a dark and stormy night. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The first line of a story is the beginning of an adventure. From the earliest of times we have used stories, beginning with the oral traditions past down through generations, to myths and legends created to explain the unknown and make sense out of chaos. We at the Library invite you to

Imagine Your Story

Children’s Events & Activities
Children’s Events and Activities

The 2020 Summer Reading Program runs June 21st to August 15th. Registration for the children’s SRP starts on Wednesday, June 17h during curbside hours (noon to 3 pm). The first 100 kids to register get a free bandana!

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Summer Reading Program Explorer's Guide
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Summer Reading Challenge — Summer Reading Program Booklet
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Summer Reading Challenge — Summer Reading Program Reading Log
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Creature Creation — Join local author and commercial illustrator, Mark Ferrari.
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Wizards of the Coast
Story and Art in Magic the Gathering
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Jenny's Virtual Story Times on YouTube
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Teen Events & Activities
Teen Events and Activities
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Meet writer & poet
Tina Connolly
Thursday, August 13 @ 6:00pm
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Meet noted science-fiction writer
Greg Bear
Saturday, August 15 @ 3:00pm
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Play Book Bingo!
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Writing Imaginative Fiction
Course at SDFutures
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Wizards of the Coast
Story and Art in Magic the Gathering
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Drawing & Story Collaborative
Share your Art & Writing
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Virtual Library
Comic Convention
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Meet Kij Johnson
With Mark Ferrari
via Zoom
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Adult Events & Activities
Adult Events and Activities
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Meet writer & poet
Tina Connolly
Thursday, August 13 @ 6:00pm
Register Here

Meet noted science-fiction writer
Greg Bear
Saturday, August 15 @ 3:00pm
Register Here

Meet Susan Lampe
Turning Family Stories into Historical Fiction.
Monday, August 17 @ 6pm
via Zoom
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Play Book Bingo!
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Meet Kij Johnson
With Mark Ferrari
via Zoom
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Wizards of the Coast
Story and Art in Magic the Gathering
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Drawing & Story Collaborative
Share your Art & Writing
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Drawing & Story Collaborative
Drawing and Story Collaboratives

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Suggested Reading
Suggested Reading

Here is a list to get you started. The Library also has NoveList that offers genre-specific reading lists as well as read-alike suggestions based on a book you have read and liked.

Look for these books in the Library Catalog here.

  • The Last Unicorn -- Peter Beagle  (child--adult)
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  • A Wizard of Earthsea (1st of trilogy) -- Ursula LeGuin  (mature child--adult)
  • Tale Chaser's Song -- Tad Williams  (mature child--adult)
  • Watership Down -- Richard Adams  (mature child--adult)
  • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld -- Patricia McKillip  (mature child--adult)
  • Boy's Life -- Robert McCammon (mature child--adult)
  • The Once and Future King -- T.H. White  (mature child--adult)
  • Secret Garden -- Frances Hodgson Burnett  (mature child--adult)
  • Carmen Dog -- Carol Emshwiller  (mature child--adult)
  • Tulku -- Peter Dickinson  (mature child--adult)
  • Tiger Moon -- Antonia Michaels  (mature child--adult)
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  • The Amulet of Samarkand (1st in Bartimaeus Trilogy) -- Jonathon Stroud  (child--teen)
  • Support Your Local Wizard -- Diane Duane  (child--teen)
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  • Tithe -- Holly Black  (teen)
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  • The Night Circus -- Erin Morgenstern  (teen--adult)
  • Kavalier & Clay -- Michael Chabon  (teen--adult) 
  • Od Magic -- Patricia McKillip  (teen--adult)
  • Tigerheart -- Peter David  (teen -- adult)
  • The Witch's Boy -- Michael Gruber  (teen--adult)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • Song Master -- Orson Scott Card  (teen--adult)
  • Our Lady of the Islands -- Jay Lake and Shannon Page  (teen--adult)
  • Bridge of Birds -- Barry Hughart  (teen--adult)
  • Neverwhere -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • Smoke and Mirrors -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • The Graveyard Book -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • Territory -- Emma Bull  (teen--adult)
  • The Fox Woman (1st of duology) -- Kij Johnson  (teen--adult)
  • The Eyre Affair (1st of 'comic' series) -- Jasper Fforde (teen--adult)
  • Senlin Ascends (1st in 6 book series ) -- Josiah Bancroft  (teen--adult)
  • The Goblin Emperor -- Sarah Monette  (teen--adult)
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  • The Last Light of the Sun -- Guy Gavriel Kay (mature teen--adult)
  • All The Birds In the Sky -- Charlie jane Anders  (mature teen--adult)
  • Tales of Erathsea (short stories) -- Ursula Leguin  (mature teen--adult)
  • Stardust -- (mature teen--adult)
  • Snake Agent -- Liz Williams  (mature teen--adult)
  • Songs of Earth and Power -- Greg Bear  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Book of Joby -- Mark Ferrari  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Paper Grail -- James Blaylock  (mature teen--adult)
  • Weaveworld -- Clive Barker  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Curse of Chalion (1st of 'stand-alone' series) -- Lois Mc Master Bujold  (mature teen--adult)
  • Galveston -- Sean Stewart  (mature teen--adult)
  • A Shadow In Summer (1st in 'Long Price Quartet') -- Daniel Abraham  (mature teen--adult)
  • Mockingbird -- Sean Stewart  (mature teen--adult)
  • Across the Nightingale Floor (1st of trilogy) -- Lian Hearn  (mature teen--adult)
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  • Butcher Bird -- Richard Kadrey (VERY mature teen--adult)
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  • Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrel -- Susanna Clarke  (adult)
  • Among Others (literary fantasy) -- Jo Walton  (adult)
  • Winter's Tale -- Mark Halprin  (adult)
  • Little Big -- John Crowley (adult)