We've picked Attachments by Rainbow Rowell as our next book discussion book. It's a laugh out loud 1999 office drama, centered around Lincoln, a newly hired Internet Security Officer, whose job requires him to read his coworkers emails. Enter Beth and Jennifer, two email chatty coworkers who continue to break company email rules with their ongoing banter, and Lincoln just can't seem to stop reading it.
Rowell has woven a tale of friendship, love, trust, and hope, using authentic 90's voices in a time when the world was just on the brink of information overload. It's a quick read and is available for download on the Libby app. Join us on August 19 at 7:30pm for "On The Same Page" with Debbie and Nadine, as we discuss the novel and our favorite memories from 1999 and Y2K.
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We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! We know one person who is having a winning week and that's our Making Waves member Catherine! Catherine was last week's raffle winner and we are super excited for her. Congrats to Catherine!
What is on your bookshelf this summer? Are you looking for something new and exciting to read, but aren't sure what to select? Worry no more, fellow reader. Your friendly neighborhood librarians are here for you. Fill out a Curbside Request Form with your favorite genres, authors, and any other important details and we'll put together a bundle of great books for you. Best of all, you can pick them up completely contact-less and curbside. It's like having your own personal librarian shopper.
Don't forget to keep submitting your book ratings. Not only do you get entered into our weekly raffles like our winner Catherine, but we are making our way across the country (virtually) on our Reading Roadtrip. Every 10 books rated by members gets us another 100 miles to our goal of Oceanside California.
We can do it together, Oceanside! Happy reading, everyone!
Amy and Sonia are our first Making Waves Summer Reading Club winners! It's easy to enter. Just rate and review the books you are reading on our online Making Waves page, and you will instantly be entered for our weekly raffle!
Do you love chatting about books as much as we do? Join Briana and Nadine each Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm for our Virtual Sunroom Book Chat! It's a great place to meet fellow readers and get tons of terrific book suggestions. Go to our Event Calendar for links!
This Wednesday at 7:30pm Join Debbie and Nadine for the online book discussion for The Time Traveler's Wife. And listen to their new podcast, Books & Banter with Deb and Nay and get the scoop on the next discussion..
Summer memories are the best, which is why we are going back to some of our favorite summer reads! Click on the flyer to the left and you'll get to see all the titles we recommend as our Throwback Summer Reads! There are so many great books you may have missed. Summer is the perfect time to catch up - - and best of all, the more you read, the greater your chance of winning our raffles will be. Raffles start soon, so be sure to rate your books as part of our Making Waves summer reading program. There are lots of great things we have in store for you. So keep checking back with us and enjoy all that summer has to offer!
Grab your book, your goggles, and slip on your flip-flops! It's Memorial Day Weekend and time to celebrate summer with the Oceanside Library! Although our doors are closed, we are making a splash as we dive right in to our Summer Reading Program. We have so much fun coming your way.
On May 26, club members can start rating and reviewing their books right online. It's easy and fun! . Each rating will earn you a chance to win one of our exciting summer raffles. And don't forget our monthly online book club and other great online programs and events. There is something for everyone!
So what are you waiting for? Jump right in - (the water is warm) - - and be a part of our Making Waves Book Club this summer.!
First, congratulations to Bronna, our winner in this week's raffle! We have reached nearly 250 reviews since we started our Comfortably Connected Book Club in April. That is sensational! Thank you for participating and for being incredibly awesome during this time we are temporarily closed. We hope that you have enjoyed finding new things to read, listen to, and watch.
But don't fear... we will be launching our new and exciting "Making Waves Summer Reading" program in just a few weeks, so keep reading and check your email for that announcement!
If you're looking to know what Oceanside has been reading, here's a list of the Top 10 Books that were reviewed during the last 6 weeks:
Nadine and Briana
This week's Virtual Cozy Book Chat talked about books we wish were movies and books that made great (or not so great) movie adaptations. We had a terrific discussion! Coincidentally this week's winning review by library patron Deborah, (congrats Deborah!) was the streaming movie series "Little Fires Everywhere" which is based on the novel by Celeste Ng. Deborah gave the show a solid 5 stars and she also mentioned that she loved the book as well. It's always terrific when our favorite books adapt to film enjoyably!
Speaking of movies, did you try our new library streaming service Hoopla Digital? If not, you're going to want to check it out. Hoopla Digital is for Oceanside cardholders (over 18) that offers streaming and downloadable movies, audio books, TV shows, eBooks, music, comics and graphic novels. Best of all there are no wait times or holds so you can watch or listen right away. Check out our site for more information on Hoopla and then go and rate the title you watched or listened to for a chance to be a winner like Deborah!
Be sure to visit our online programs for fun activities, conversations, and connections at home! Keep safe and we miss you!