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Virtual Author Visits Galore!

This fall, we have had the pleasure of hosting several authors virtually over Zoom to discuss the books they’ve written along with what is in store for them in the future. In September, we welcomed Caroline Louise Walker, debut author of Man of The Year.  Last week we had a terrific time chatting it up with Robert Dugoni, a New York Times Bestselling Author of The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. If you were unable to attend the visits, fear not! They are available to view here.

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Witch, Please! Modern-Day Witches Are Here To Stay

We are almost halfway through October, and I know I am ready to celebrate the spooky season! We love this time of year.  So many characters come to mind when thinking about All Hollow’s Eve, but one that has really risen in popularity is witches! And I am not talking about green-skinned, wart-faced ladies who ride broomsticks in the night! There has been a lot of interest in Paganism and Wicca practices (and we still love the green skinned kind too).  Because of this, modern day witches have certainly put a spell on our fiction and nonfiction world!

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Read a Banned book!

Celebrate your FREADom: Banned Books Week 2021

“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” -Mark Twain

This week is Banned Books Week! From Sunday, September 26th to Saturday, October 2nd is when we celebrate our freedom to read (even though everyday should be a celebration of reading!) and bring awareness to book censorship.

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Summer Starts Now! Making Waves…

Summer Reading is here!

It’s our favorite time of year! We’ve got lots of fun planned for this summer season. Here’s a list of the great programs we have coming soon (and check out our event calendar for more information and the links to join):

 

KICKING OFF SUMMER 2021 WITH THESE MUST-READ AUTHORS

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Lisa Gardner June 16 at 7pm
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Chris Whitaker live from the UK on July 15 at 7pm!
Summer reading is just around the corner, and we’ve got some exciting things lined up! We’ll be kicking off the summer with some amazing author visits. Lisa Gardner and Chris Whitaker will be visiting us virtually in the next few months.They’ll be discussing some of our favorite books and might even give us a sneak peek as to their what is next for them!

These events are open to all! Visit our event calendar for the online links. And don’t forget to tell your friends and share this exciting news with your book clubs. Book clubs that register with us will have the chance to win an exclusive book club gift during our visit with Lisa Gardner on May 16th. Click here to sign up!

Want to read some of these authors before they visit? No problem! Come in to browse our collection, set up a curbside pickup, or give us a call and we’ll be sure to help you get ready reading!

 

Your Personal “Book” Shopper

We have lots of new titles coming in everyday. Do you need a few books to browse from home? If so, be sure to fill out a Book Tasting form. One of our librarians will create the perfect at home browsing bag for you. Give it a try today!

 

Fall in love with these authors

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Lisa See visiting Oct. 8!
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Craig Davidson visiting Nov. 12!
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Ellen Meister visiting Dec. 1!
At Oceanside Library, we are super excited to be hosting an amazing line up of authors this fall. Best selling authors Lisa See, Craig Davidson, and Ellen Meister will each be visiting us virtually in the next few months. They’ll be discussing some of our favorite books and giving us a sneak peek as to what might be new to the shelves in 2021. These events are open to all! Visit our event calendar for the online links.
And don’t forget to tell your friends and share with your bookclubs. Bookclubs that register with us, will have the chance to win an exclusive bookclub gift during our visit with Lisa See on October 8th. Click here to sign up!
Want to read some of these authors before they visit? No problem!   Browsing and borrowing and curbside pickup are available or give us a call and we’ll be sure to help you get ready reading! 
 

That’s a Wrap on summer!

Our Making Waves, summer reading club has officially ended. Thank you to all our amazing readers who stuck by us and rated their books online. We had over 300 books submitted! 
Did you have a favorite novel that you read this summer? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you. 
Don’t forget that we are continuing with our wonderful programs online. Visit our online event calendar for details. The library is open by appointment for browsing and borrowing. You can also request books online and set up a time for contactless curbside pick up. Check out our homepage for more information! 
 

our Hilarious Next book pick

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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. 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/276731437

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 276-731-437


 

RoadTrip Update! 900 miles and counting

We are making our way (virtually) across the country to Oceanside, California! For every 10 books that are rated in our summer reading club, we’ll travel 100 miles. To date, we have journeyed 900 miles to Nashville, Tennesse where we are taking a stop to see the sites.

Visit the Reading Roadtrip page on Paging Oceanside and take a virtual tour via Google Earth.  Learn some cool fun facts about Nashville. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more. Click the button for Nashville and then watch the virtual tour!

​We’ve got more stops along the way, so keep reading, and keep walking my friends! We are tracking the miles…. 

Can’t submit a review online? 
No worries! Please call the library and speak to Briana about the book you would like to rate and review. We aren’t able to accept paper reviews, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate! So, give us a call so we can enter you in the weekly summer reading raffle!