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Zinio Instructions
Adult News

For Computer Users

Click to open instructions for computer users here.

1. Click on Zinio link here (or the icon to the left on homepage)

2. Select magazine and click "Checkout"

3. Login to account (must create one if you don't have one already)


For iPad or an Android Device users

Click to open full-color instructions: iPad, iPhoneAndroidKindle Fire HD/HDX

1. Download the Zinio for Libraries app

2. Create a login.

3. Important: this is a SHARED collection. You will need to select:

  • Country=United States
  • State=Maryland
  • Library Name= Popular 50 eMagazine Collection
  • and then enter email and password.
  • "Sugar Grove Library" will not appear in the drop down box so this is very important.

4. After selecting a magazine for checkout using the unique Zinio link (found by clicking the icon to the left of this article, or click here), the magazine will download to the app.


***Please contact the Library if you need any assistance. We'd love to help! Email us at adult@sugargrove.lib.il.us or call 630-466-4686.

 

 

 

This group meets at 6:30pm in the Board Room at the Sugar Grove Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month.
Orphan Train

July 7, 2015
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck and chance. This is the story of one such child. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are reminders of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendships.

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Prayers for Sale

August 4, 2015
Prayers for Sale
by Sandra Dallas

Set in the high country of Colorado during the Depression, this is the story of an unforgettable friendship between two women--eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort and seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle--and the deepest hardships and darkest secrets they shared with each other.
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September 1, 2015
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose...

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, an soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common - a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


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October 6, 2015
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of hte family members - including Addie herself- as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos.

Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th century classic.

"I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall. " - William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying

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November 3, 2015
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

A.J. Fikry's life is not all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. but when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over - and see everything anew.



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December 1, 2015
Everything I Never Told You
by Celest Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.

So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehowinvolved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.

The discussion is group-moderated and open to anyone who has read the book. Copies of each book are available at the circulation desk one month before each discussion. Contact the library with any questions about this group by calling 630-466-4686 or click HERE to send us an email message.
 
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This group meets at 6:30pm in the Quiet Meeting Room at the Sugar Grove Public Library on the first Thursday of each month.

July 2, 2015
Well Read, Then Dead
by Terrie Farley Moran




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August 6, 2015
Death of a Crabby Cook
by Penny Pike

 

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September 3, 2015
Murder on the Rocks
by Allyson Abbott

 

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October 1, 2015
Murder at the Book Group
by Maggie King

 

 

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November 5, 2015
Antiques Road Kill
by Barbara Allan

 

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December 3, 2015
The Christie Curse
by Victoria Abbott

 


 
Adult Summer Reading Program 2015 Information
Adult News

To sign up online, click here and download your forms below or sign up in person at the reference desk.

The Adult Summer Reading Program offers several different ways for participants to earn raffle entries to win grand prizes donated by generous local businesses.  The more activities you complete or books you read, the more raffle entries you will receive and the higher your chances of winning!

Dates & Deadlines:

Pre-registration begins May 30. The program runs from June 6th to August 8th.  Raffle entries can be turned in starting Sunday, June 7th. The last day to sign up for summer reading is August 1st. The last day to turn in raffle entries is August 6th. Raffle winners will be chosen August 8th.


How Can I Earn Raffle Entries?

  • Read a book or listen to an audiobook. (1 entry per book)
  • Play Summer Reading BINGO! (3-5 entries)
  • Receive 1 entry for every available hero-related puzzle completed.

Grand Prizes (winners chosen week of August 8th)

  • Kindle Fire HD 6"
  • Two Tickets to Aurora Paramount 2015-2016 Season
  • $25 Giftcard to Raimondos
  • $25 Giftcard to Fox Valley Park District

Sign up online or at the Reference Desk.

Adult Summer Reading Packet Materials (raffle entries, bingo card, puzzles) can be retrieved from the Reference Desk or you may download the attachments below.

Attachments:
Download this file (Activity Sheets for Adults_no key.pdf)Activity Sheets[ ]Genna483 Kb
Download this file (Adult Bingo Card Summer Reading 2015.pdf)Summer Reading BINGO[ ]Genna291 Kb
Download this file (Adult Summer Reading Raffle Entry.pdf)Raffle Entries[ ]Genna58 Kb
 



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