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ASRP 2016: Read for the Win!

Visit to find out how you can sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program and win great prizes for reading! You can also join us for these great programs, and in the meantime enjoy great books on “competitive” subjects!

Board Game Night
Thursday, June 9 @ 6 PM

Play a game at the Library! Bring along some friends or meet new ones on the spot and play board games and card games. The Library will provide a variety of games to play, or bring your own!

You’ll find board games in the 794 call number range and card games in 795.

The Cycling City
Thursday, June 16 @ 7 PM

Come hear Evan Friss discuss his book The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s (388.3 F). Friss is Assistant Professor of History at JMU. Copies of his book will be available to purchase.

Repair your bike in 629.227. Ride your bike in 796.6. Also check out Cycle World and Bicycling magazines downstairs!

Yoga for Beginners
Thursday, June 23 @ 7 PM

Have you ever wanted to give yoga a try? Come out for this program with yoga instructor and founder of The Center, Suzanne McCahill Perrine. Learn some basics in this relaxed, interactive program and get your body stretching!

Learn about the spiritual element of yoga in 294.5 and the physical side in 613.7046.

The Valley Baseball League
Thursday, June 30 @ 7 PM

Chaz Weaver, author of The Valley Baseball League: A History of Baseball in the Shenandoah Valley (796.357 W), will discuss his book. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Read all about baseball in 796.357!

Historic Games
Thursday, July 7 @ 7 PM

Staff from the Frontier Culture Museum will present a program on historic games, including demonstrations and time for you
to try out the games!

Entertainment in Colonial America
by: Charlie Samuel
J 790.973 S

Sword Fighting
Thursday, July 14 @ 7 PM

Keep an edge on the competition with Gavin Lawson of Bridgewater college. Learn about the history of swords, armor, and fighting techniques from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, including a demonstration of longsword combat.

Books on weapons are in 623.4 and books on sword fighting are in 796.86.

Swing Dancing for Beginners
Thursday, July 21 @ 7 PM

This interactive presentation will have you on your feet with Emily and Seth from the Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative.

Let’s Dance Swing: Beginning Lessons
DVD 793.3 L

by: Manhattan Transfer

The Paralympics
Thursday, July 28 @ 7 PM

Get ready for the Games with Josh Pate, Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management at JMU, who will talk about the Paralympic Games, disability sport, and what goes into planning such a large event.

All about the Olympics—796.48.

Elections: How They Work
Thursday, August 4 @ 7 PM

Bobbi Gentry, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College, will provide an explanation of election laws, requirements and differences between states.

Brush up on the electoral process by heading for 324.6.

Later this summer, don’t miss this great program and a suggested reading list of other hiking books!

Becoming Odyssa with Appalachian Trail Record Holder Jennifer Pharr Davis
Monday, August 8 @ 7 PM

Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
by: Jennifer Pharr Davis
921 D2624

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph
by: Jennifer Pharr Davis
921 D2624

46 Days: Keeping Up with Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail
by: Brew Davis
921 D2624