Up for a friendly challenge? Drop by your local library. Several SLO County branches just kicked off the annual winter reading program, and the theme California is inspired.
The list of nine assignments includes books about surfing, the wine industry, whales and Hollywood. Pick your books in the various categories, or check out the librarys lists of recommendations (http://www.pinterest.com/slocolibrary/adult-winter-reading-list-2014-san-luis-obispo-cou).
The possibilities are endless everything from Moby Dick (the book) to Karate Kid (the movie) are among the recommendations, so youre sure to find something you like.
Adults who complete the reading assignments will receive coupons and coffee mugs. Some branches also are entering participants in raffles for special prizes. South County libraries, for example, will raffle off several handmade quilts, compliments of The Central Coast Quilters.
If you like to read, and youre interested in California, we strongly urge you to take part. The library program is a great way to explore new genres; to spark conversation; and to support your local branch.
But dont wait too long to register. The program runs through April 15, and if youre planning to tackle Moby Dick, well, you might want to get started.
SLO COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT WINTER READING LIST
1. Watch a DVD set in California.
2. Read Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, the Cuesta Book of the Year/SLO Reads selection for 2014.
3. Read fiction or nonfiction about California.
4. Read fiction or nonfiction about whales.
5. Read fiction or nonfiction about lighthouses.
6. Read fiction or nonfiction about the California wine industry.
7. Read fiction or nonfiction about surfing.
8. Read fiction or nonfiction about Hollywood and the film industry.
9. Read a biography or autobiography about a Californian.