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AdultSummerReading

Find books set in different places
Search for Fiction and [country or place name] for example:

    Fiction and Japan
    Fiction and Africa
    Fiction and France
    Fiction and Australia
    Fiction and Brazil

Plan a trip (real or fantasy)
Browse NonFiction Bookshelves in call numbers 914-919.
Also…
1000 Places to See Before You Die

International Cooking
Browse cookbooks: 641.5 Examples:

Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman
A World of Cake by Cristyna Kastella
The Epicurious Cookbook
Giada’s Kitchen: New Favorites from Everyday Italian
1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
Everyday Thai Cooking
Simple Asian Meals
The Art of Mexican Cooking
African CookingThe Swedish-American Cookbook

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Read a book about a strong heroine:

Heroine:
Jane Eyre
Little Women
The Help
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Anne of Green Gables
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Pride and Prejudice

Hero:
Fahrenheit 451
To Kill a Mockingbird
Sherlock Holmes
Flags of Our Fathers

Watch a movie featuring a strong heroine or hero.

Heroine:
Ever After
Gravity
Akeelah and the Bee
Mulan
Whale
Joan of Arc
Anne of Green Gables
Bend It Like Beckham
Find more here!

Hero:
The Avengers
Dead Poets Society
Casablanca
Forest Gump
Rudy
Schindler’s List
Indiana Jones
Chariots of Fire
Apollo 13

Sign up for a program!

Henna!
Thursday, June 25, 5-6:30 p.m.
At the MILAN SENIOR/COMMUNITY CENTER.

Escape the Ordinary Condiments!
Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Milan Senior/Community Center
$5 materials fee. Space is limited, sign up in advance!

Make Your Own Buttons and Magnets!
Saturday, August 8, 1-3 p.m.

Listen to a CD of music new to you — choose from:

    Blues
    Classical
    Country
    Electronic
    Folk
    Holiday
    Inspirational
    Jazz
    Miscellaneous
    New Age
    Pop/Easy
    Rap
    R&B
    Rock
    Soundtracks

Discover something cool about Milan through our Local History & Genealogy collection.
Ideas:
Look up you, a friend or relative on an old yearbook.
Learn about Milan’s crooked tree.

Join our GoodReads group!

  • Go to www.goodreads.com and sign in.
    If you don’t already have an account, create your (free) account by filling in the brief form.
    Once you’re signed into your account, click on Groups toward the top of the page.
    Search for: milan library
    Click on our logo on the results page.
    Click on Join Group.
  • You’re in! See how easy that was? Start sharing what you’re reading this summer, or introduce a new topic, such as favorite mysteries, best sellers, books for guys, etc.

    Use a Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) Database to find an article about someone you admire or something for your bucket list!

    Read a book/watch a movie about someone whose life is very different from yours.
    For example:

    Movies
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Books
    The Other Wes Moore
    Americanah
    Beyond the Beautiful Forevers
    Breaking Night

    Check out a Michigan Activity Pass and visit somewhere out of the ordinary!

    Read a book from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

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