Summer reading isn't just for kids at the Marshalltown Public Library. "Literary Elements" is this years' theme for the library's adult summer reading program and there are fun opportunities for all adults ages 18 and over.
The summer's kick-off party will be on at 5:30 p.m. June 12. Adults can enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and swap recommendations of good summer reading. Participants will spin the prize wheel for a great local prize or a $20 Amazon gift card.
Adult summer reading logs may be picked up at the kick-off or at the check-out desk beginning June 9. By reading just three books this summer and filling out and returning the book log by the end of the summer, participants will be entered in numerous prize drawings that include a Nook eReader.
Additional activities for adults include a crime scene investigation program on June 26, a visit from a team of paranormal investigators on July 19 and a series of "Mad Scientist" movies in July.
If you're a CSI or NCIS fan, learn how the Marshalltown Police Department solves crimes using forensic science. Cortney Watson, MPD Crime Scene Technician, will show how scientific investigation is used right here in Marshalltown at 6 p.m. June 26.
Jerry Hill and his team of paranormal investigators, "Inner Planes Paranormal," will be at the library on at 6 p.m. July 19 to explain their work in proving or refuting the existence of paranormal phenomena. This Tama, Iowa group has investigated area cemeteries for paranormal activity.
Movie matinees return in July with movies that feature mad scientists. A Frankenstein comedy will be featured at 2 p.m. July 16. The original Flubber movie follows at 2 p.m. July 23 and a 1980s time travel trilogy will be shown at noon, 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. July 30. Plan to attend any or all of the movies in the series and all or part of the movie marathon. Movie goers will be treated to hot popcorn and cold lemonade.
All adult summer activates are free and open to any over age 18. For more information call the library at 641-754-5738 Ext 2 or check out the library's website at www.marshalltownlibrary.org.