Adult Summer Reading

Reading

Log your summer reading and activities in Beanstack to earn badges, and entries into our weekly drawings. Instructions for creating an account in Beanstack are available here. Paper reading logs will be available at the second floor desk. Anything you read between June 1 and July 31 counts for this program. You can read fiction or non-fiction.  You can read the books or listen to them.  Weekly drawing prizes include gift cards to local businesses. Grand prize drawing will be for 4 separate $25 Chamber Bucks certificates. This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-oo-19-0050-19.

Activities

Bike Fort Atkinson
June 20 through June 26
Fort Atkinson is fortunate to have a lovely bike trail running through the city. Take a ride any day this week.
Glacial River Trail Information

Librarian Picks
Fill out a quick form on the library’s website about the kinds of books you like. A librarian will choose about five books specially for you. You will also receive a personalized note from the librarian.
Click here for the form

Visit a County Park
Take a book in any form and head to one of the lovely parks in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Parks

Visit the Bus-eum
Thursday, July 15 from 3 to 7 p.m.
This traveling museum carries exhibits on several relevant pieces of history including: the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, the KKK in Wisconsin and German POWs in Wisconsin. The Bus-eum will be at the Jones Park shelter on S. 6th Street.
Bus-eum Details will be forthcoming

Mind Games 1, The Science of Perception Deception – Virtual on Zoom
Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging program, William explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. In the program, you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously.
William will also give the attendees proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own.
Click here to register for this program.