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Summer Reading Goals:
- Ages 0 – 9: Read 30 books or 400 pages
- Ages 10 – 17: Read 3 books or 600 pages
- Ages 18 and up: Read 4 books or more
Summer Reading Events:
On Saturday, October 7, come meet five local authors during a local author visit at the Peebles Library, from 1:00 til 3:00 p.m. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase during the event, and they will share a short talk about their writing and experiences. Thank you to the Peebles Magazine Club for hosting this event.
- Arnold Robinson is the author of Dead Giants and The Reverend’s Ways, the first two books in the Second Born series.
- Linda Lee Greene is the author of Cradle of the Serpent and Guardians and Other Angels, the first book of the Gaffin Chronicles.
- Aaron Davis is the author of Legatees, available as an eBook.
- Rick Houser is the author of There Are Places I Remember.
- Jay E. Minnich is the author of an autobiography, My Life Experience of Almost 100 Years.
Join the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club for their final meeting of 2017. On Monday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m., we’ll discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. We will also vote on selecting our 2018 reading list titles. If you have a suggestion for what we should read in 2018, please join us, or email Nick Slone in advance. Stop by the library desk to borrow a copy of Quiet, and read along with us.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts–Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak–that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts–from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.