Summer Scares | June 1st – August 26

For questions about the Adult Program, contact rebecca.leannah@racinelibrary.info.

For questions about the Young Adult Program, contact carrie.richmond@racinelibrary.info.

For questions about the Middle-Grade Program, contact allison.michalek@racinelibrary.info.

June 1st-11th: Sign up to receive a book from the Book Kits. Kits are limited. If kits are gone, you can still participate by placing holds on copies within SHARE.

Adult Titles: Registration – https://forms.gle/YDXFMuo22LkeenoE7

  • The Hunger by Alma Katsu [G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018]
  • The Cipher by Kathe Koja [originally published 1991 by Dell but reissued Meerkat Press, 2020]
  • Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, Translator Jonathan Wright [Penguin Books, 2018]

Young Adult Titles: Registration – https://forms.gle/AHtycVBiVTysxi836

  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline [Dancing Cat Books, 2017]
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray [Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012]
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson [Razorbill, 2018]

Middle Grade Titles: Registration – https://forms.gle/4JqjfhNsDmhj7Z2X7

  • Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce [Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2015]
  • Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi [Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017]
  • Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson [Workman, 2015]

June 2nd: Zoom Meeting “What is Horror and why should I participate in Summer Scares?” 5:30 pm, open discussion, registration required.
Register: https://forms.gle/95Cs8mzPpFzTAtHy9

June 16th: Steve Darnell “Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror in the Golden Age of Radio” Zoom program
Register – https://forms.gle/ffxmKMj8igJi1wPZ7


June 29th: Middle-Grade Book Discussion of Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce at the library, outside on the hill (weather permitting) 1:00 pm. 

June 30th: Young Adult Book Discussion of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, hosted via Google Meets at 1:00 pm. For Teens Only. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/3VLYXvjBnsC2P9xj8

July 1st: Adult Book Discussion of The Hunger by Alma Katsu, hosted via Zoom: Registration Required: https://forms.gle/7BkKaFw9KtaaHVT67

July 7th: Author Talk with Alma Katsu via Zoom at 6:30 pm. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/RXMjaexYQ8nScwSE9

July 14: “What’s Hot in Horror” Facebook Live Chat at 6:30 pm.

July 20th: Middle-Grade Book Discussion of Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi at the library, outside on the hill (weather permitting) 1:00 pm.

July 21st: Young Adult Book Discussion of The Diviners by Libba Bray, hosted via Google Meets at 1:00 pm For Teens Only. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/UMSiYjTxqHQ9CdfV7

July 22th: Adult Book Discussion of The Cipher by Kathe Koja, hosted via Zoom at 6:30 pm. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/BTSuGHy7dDfLRSzaA

July 27th: Chad Lewis “Bizarre History of Wisconsin – Strange Stories From Our Past” July 27th – https://forms.gle/FXHyAnij7FQQQckr9

July 26th-31st: Craft program pick-ups. Register for the craft that they want and pick up materials by July 31st.

August 2nd-4th: How-To Videos for each craft will be released Monday-Wednesday.

August 24th: Middle-Grade Book Discussion of Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson, outside at library on the hill (weather permitting). 1:00 pm.

August 25th: Young Adult Book Discussion of The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, hosted via Google Meets at 1:00 pm. For Teens Only. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/XJyu8SJug9mbS4Eu5

August 26th: Adult Book Discussion of Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, hosted via Zoom at 6:30 pm. Registration Required: https://forms.gle/Q5z4joHk9kWJw6Zz7