Friday, June 30, 2006

Congratulations to Laureen Leshik, winner of $25 in gift certificates to Red Lobster!

Congratulations to Cindy Chen, winner of a $15 gift certificate to Giftline Express!

Next weeks prizes:

$25 gift certificate to Burr Farm Garden Center

Two complimentary passes to The Sherman Players

Thank you to our generous donors who help make this program possible!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery

"Sometimes it takes a too-smart-for-his-own-good pig to open our eyes to what most matters in life." --John Grogan, author of Marley and Me

Please plan to join our adult summer book discussion of this delightful memoir about the charismatic Christopher Hogwood, his adventures, and the family and town whose lives were enriched by his presence.

Two discussions are planned:

Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m.

Sign up at the check out desk to join one of the discussions, and ask for a copy of the book. At this time, all Brookfield Library copies are being held in reserve for patrons who are participating in our discussion.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


We've started our adult summer reading program a few days early--shhhhh!

Come in, check out our display and pick up some entry blanks for those summer books you're reading or listening to. Our first drawing will be on Friday, June 30th (that's only a week away) and we've got two great prizes to hand out to our lucky winners.

Friday, June 16, 2006

School is just about over for this year, and it's starting to feel like summer, finally! "Catch a Great Book," our adult summer reading program, is set to start on June 26. We're going to be having weekly drawings, and readers can pick up entry forms at the circulation desk. Beginning on June 26, you can drop off completed entries at the center display, and our first drawing will be on June 30.

Later in the summer we'll have at least two book discussions on the newly published memoir, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Syd Montgomery. Booklist has said about this book, "Joyful and serene, smart and friendly, Christopher soothed many a troubled heart, and Montgomery writes with extraordinary lucidity, candor, and grace about what this good, good pig taught her and others about life, love, happiness, and all that we share with our fellow species on this precious planet." Extra books have been ordered, and should be in soon for readers who plan to join the discussion.