SRC Update

June 2015

Dates to Know in June

2-June Audiobook Month

5-June World Environment Day

7-June LGBT Pride Month

8-June Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday

12-June National Safety Month

14-June Flag Day

15-June Fly a Kite Day

17-June Ramadan Begins at Sunset

21-June Father’s Day

24-June Teddy Bear Day

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Summer Reading

All required summer reading lists can be found on the SRC website. For the MS list, please click here. For the US list, please click here. Also, many of the titles are now available in ebook or audiobook format on OverDrive. Contact Mrs. Weaver if you need assistance getting started with OverDrive.

Free Books from Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination's Destination: Kids in grades 1 to 6 can join Barnes & Noble's annual Summer Reading Program (from May 19 to September 7). Read eight books, complete a journal and get a free book at B&N Racine. Repeats are welcome! Click here for the summer reading kit.
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Judy Bloom - Chicago Humanities Festival

Wednesday, June 17th, 7-8:15pm

Francis W. Parker School - Diane and David B Heller Auditorium 2233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

Main floor seats are sold out; remaining tickets are for the balcony, which is accessible by both stair and elevator. If you have concerns about seating, please call the box office at (312) 494-9509.

Judy Blume, literary icon and beloved author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Forever; and Summer Sisters, returns with a story that’s preoccupied her for the past sixty years. When Blume was a teenager in the early 1950s, a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since. It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers.” In the Unlikely Eventtraces the reverberations of these tragedies, through her own life and beyond. Blume returns to Chicago to discuss her new novel with one of the many readers she’s inspired over the years, the Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens.

This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row series.

Current Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access.

“Blume’s books were dog-eared talismans that…marked the passage from childhood to adolescence.” —New Yorker