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Library summer reading program is up and running

The Tigard Public Library's adult summer reading program is open to readers 18 and over to explore "Between the Covers" of good books.

Sign-up begins on Friday, June 1, at the library's second floor reference desk. The program will kick off that night with the "Roundhouse" bluegrass band performing unique arrangements and original compositions.

Program participants will be eligible for monthly prize drawings when they achieve certain goals. They will also be eligible to win the grand prize, a two-night stay at the literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport. People can register anytime until the program ends on Friday, Aug. 10.

On Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m., award-winning author and speaker Richard Etulain will trace the roots of the Western, a genre that remained relatively unchanged for a century. Etulain will explain how the Western has gone in thought-provoking new directions since the 1960s.

Bestselling Portland author Phillip Margolin will discuss his new book "Capitol Murder" on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Margolin's latest political thriller is packed with action based in both Portland and Washington, D.C.

The library will offer several other free music programs and workshops during the summer. The Adult Summer Reading Program is made possible with the support of Washington County Cooperative Library Services and Friends of the Tigard Public Library.

Tigard library adult summer reading participants also may register for the countywide adult program and become eligible for additional prizes.

For more information on adult library programs, please call the library at 503-718-2517.