Read an Ebook Day

Read an E-Book Day 9-18-18

Today we celebrate ebooks! Ebooks allow you to take your favorite books with you anywhere and everywhere you go through your tablet or cellphone. Whether you’re sitting on the beach or on your couch at home, ebooks are the perfect reading choice.

The Andover Public Library offers ebooks free to our local patrons through the Overdrive app and website. Simply log in with your library card number and password (your default password is your last name in lowercase) at sunflowerelibrary.overdrive.com and search through the hundreds of fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and young adult titles available to you. You can even find ebooks in Spanish! Like large font, but the book you want is checked out at the library? Ebooks allow you to read any book in large font — you can easily adjust the font size however large or small you like!

If you’ve never tried reading an ebook before, today is the perfect time to try one out. Search the sunflowerelibrary for one of your favorite books or authors and celebrate Read an Ebook Day with us today.

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Education Connections Home School Group

A group of home educators who meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10:30-11:30AM for social time, play, and learning. Come connect with other homeschooling families! Young siblings and babies are always welcome.

Upcoming themes/lessons:
August 24- Park & Picnic Lunch
September- Art Appreciation
14th: Van Gogh’s Starry Night and DIY painting
28th: Monet and DIY reflection painting
October- Nature study
12th: Autumn Tree Study
26th: Pumpkins
November- Music Appreciation with SQUILT Live & Wichita Symphony Young People’s Concert
9th & 23rd, Symphony TBD
December 14th- Shakespeare Poetry Tea Time
December 28- break (read Cricket in Times Square out loud)
January 11- break (continue reading)
January 25th- Cricket in Times Square book club party and discussion

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Teen Book Review – All We Can Do Is Wait

Reviewed by Anuragini Arora

 

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All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson follows the lives of five teenagers through flashbacks and memories after the Tobin Bridge collapses. They meet in the waiting room of the Boston General Hospital while waiting for news of their loved ones.

Jason and Alexa are waiting for news of their parents. Both wish that the beautiful summer of their past before everything went wrong, when their family was happy and they were all spending time with Kyle (their friend in Cape Cod), would come back. Skyler is waiting for news of her sister Kate, to whom she owes everything. Morgan is waiting for news of her father, who raised her in the most difficult circumstances. And Scott is waiting for news of his girlfriend Aimee, who is worth more than everything to him.

All We Can Do Is Wait deals with relationships, grief, and dreams and forces you to think about what you would do if you had to cope with a tragedy. Each character has dealt with his or her own sadness and unique traumas, but what is common is their desire to make everything right again.

When I started reading All We Can Do Is Wait, I thought it was slow and uneventful. But I realized that in a moment like that, when everything we have is in jeopardy, all we can do is wait (and maybe hope a little). Richard Lawson’s first novel is emotional, intriguing, thought-provoking, sincere, and utterly real.

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