Summer Reading Adventure June 14 – Aug. 8
Register for the all-virtual Summer Reading Adventure in Beanstack! Read and complete activities to earn a reward. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales”. For more details, check out the all-new Summer Reading Adventure webpage. Once you earn your reward (after completing the Summer Reading Adventure), please visit the Children’s Desk at your local Carlsbad City Library location.
Summer Reading Adventure activities:Pet cemetery virtual bilingual adult escape room
In this virtual escape room, adults will experience moving into a new home and discovering a pet cemetery deep in the adjacent woods, leading to the accidental unleashing of evil. Enter here.
En esta sala de escape virtual, los adultos experimentarán mudarse a un nuevo hogar y descubrir un cementerio de mascotas en las profundidades del bosque adyacente, lo que conducirá que se desate accidentalmente una maldición maligna. Entre a la Sala de Escape.
Check out the brand new Recommendations for Adults webpage and find “Tails & Tales” themed books and DVDs perfect for summer.
All Carlsbad City Library locations closed on Monday, July 5 – In observance of Independence Day, all Carlsbad City Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 5.
Virtual genealogy events
Join us for free genealogy webinars presented in partnership with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Learn more about our free genealogy programs and resources available from home.
Book & DVD recommendations
Need reading or watching recommendations? We’ve got you covered! See the links below for recommendations by library staff:
- True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee by Abraham Riesman
- Blueprint : An Olympian’s Story of Striving, Adapting, and Embracing the Suck by Katie Hoff
- Live in No Shoes Nation (Kenny Chesney)
- The United States vs. Billie Holiday
- The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
- Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
Graphic novels for adults
- The Comic Book Story of Basketball : A Fast-Break History of Hoops by Fred Van Lente
- I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider
- Dead, Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia
- The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle by Timothy Miller
- Royals at War: The Untold story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split with the House of Windsor by Dylan Howard
- Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA by Danny Trejo
- The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod
- Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
- Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles by Ellen Datlow
- We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep by Andrew Kelly Stewart
Libros en Españolficción
- El ángel negro por John Verdon
- Cómo triunfar en el mundo digital por Lina Cáceres
Looking for a new series? Try the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas
What your library community is reading during the Summer Reading Adventure
Looking for some new book ideas? Check out just some of the titles logged by your fellow adult library community during the first couple of weeks of the Carlsbad City Library Summer Reading Adventure.
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
- A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
- The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir
- The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
- Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
- One by One by Ruth Ware
- Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
- Someone We Know by Shari Lapeña
Need some help putting these titles on hold? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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