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Blind date with a book

By Jenisa Hanson | Feb 08, 2013

Single? In a relationship? “It’s complicated?" No matter! During the entire month of February, you can head to the Washington Public Library and have a blind date with a book!

“Blind Date with a Book” will go on the entire month of February. Just select a wrapped book from our “Blind Date with a book” display to check it out. Take it home, unwrap it, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library. Its feelings won’t be hurt.

These books are specially chosen by the library staff as being particularly deserving of a hook-up with a willing reader. From romance, nonfiction, mystery, history, or out of this world fantasy.

Inside the cover of each book will be a “Rate-your-Date” card for you to fill out after you are finished reading your book. You can tell us if your “Blind Date with a Book” swept you off of your feet, was love at first sight, or a total dud.

After you fill out your “Rate-Your-Date” card make sure you drop it in the Blind Date with a Book box that will be at the front desk of the Library. You, can win a lunch for two. You and your date will get to enjoy a delicious lunch of soup or salad, an entrée, and dessert of your choice! The meal also comes with a drink (alcohol excluded).

The more books you read and the more “Rate-your-Date” cards you fill out and turn in, the more chances you have of winning the lunch for two. At the end of the month the library will draw one of the “Rate-your-Date” cards and that lucky patron will win the lunch for two.

So stop by the Washington Public Library the month of February and you might fall in love with literature.

Still needing a little more love? Then how about a bundle of romance? The month of February the Teen Advisory Board will be selling pink-ribboned bundles of paperback romance novels. The proceeds will go toward the Teen Advisory Board.

The following new materials are available at the library.

Gifts & Memorials

Bee Attitude by Bea Grace Curri & Birdy's Smile Book by Laurie Keller given in memory of Elsie Huber by Marney Beemer and Dale & Sue Spencer

My Amish Childhood by Jerry S. Eicher given in memory of Marie Knupp by Chapter J PEO

Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins, The Conviction by Robert Dugoni, Mad River (large print) by John Sandford,

& Gone (large print) by Randy Wayne White given in memory of T. J. Berdo by his family & friends

Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble & Goldberg Variations (large print) by Susan Isaacs given in memory of Carolyn Graber by her Washington County Public Health co-workers

All About Ellie by Callie Barkley, Amy & the Missing Puppy by Callie Barkley, Emeraldicious by Victoria Kann, The Tobermory Cat by Debi Gliori, The Genius Files by Dan Gutman, & Oceans by Johanna Rizzo given in honor of the 90th birthday of Ada Kleese by her children & grandchildren

Adult Fiction

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner, Deadly Stakes by J. A. Jance, Let Love Find You by Johanna Lindsay

Adult Nonfiction

The Wisdom of Compassion by Dalai Lama When "Spiritual" But Not Religious is Not Enough by Lillian Daniel, The U. S. Senate by Tom Daschle, The Theatre of E. E. Cummings edited by George Firmage, Craft-A-Day by Sarah Goldschadt, The Future by Al Gore, Watercolor Painting by Tom Hoffmann, Autism by Robert Melillo, Sew Easy Papercrafting

Young Adult Fiction

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, Pieces by Chris Lynch

Juvenile Fiction

Game Changers: Player Makers by Mike Lupica, Captain Underpants & the Revolutionary, Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey

Audio CDs

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, One Shot by Lee Child, The First Prophet by Kay Hooper, Sleeping With Fear by Kay Hooper, Disclosure by Lisa Jackson, Final Seconds by John Lutz, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, Lullaby by Ed McBain, The Last Victim by Karen Robards, Sullivan's Evidence by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Gone by Randy Wayne White, Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

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