Last month, the Washington Carnegie Public Library completed its summer reading program. Now Adult Services and Program Coordinator Rick Chambon is preparing to help attendees explore the beauty and wonders of hummingbirds during the fall version of the popular reading program.
The chosen reading, “The Gift of the Hummingbirds” by Sy Montgomery, said Chambon, will be a quick read.
Small in size, much like its subject, Chambon said the book details Brenda Sherburn La Belle’s efforts to save and care for abandoned hummingbirds.
âThis is a truly uplifting, exciting and utterly fascinating book,â said Chambon, who said registration for the fall semester will be open until September 30 and those who wish to participate in the free program can register with the library. âWe have copies of the book available now. “
Montgomery may be a household name for some former reading program participants. This will be the author’s second book presented. “The soul of the octopus” was a selected reading for the winter 2018 program.
âShe is a wonderful author and we have several programs planned, I think people will really enjoy,â Chambon said, adding that registration is requested for all programs and that due to the influx of numbers of COVID cases, places will be limited. âWe have some programs that we will deliver both in person and through Zoom. “
While attendees can register until September 30, programs actually start September 28 when “The Birds,” Alfred Hitchcock’s DVD thriller will air and guests can enjoy popcorn and drinks. carbonated.
On October 4, attendees can meet in person or via Zoom for a discussion on âThe Gift of the Hummingbirdsâ.
A documentary titled “Super Hummingbirds” will air on October 5 and October 8, where attendees can come together for coffee, tea and treats and continue to discuss Montgomery’s book. The discussion will again be offered in person or via Zoom.
Southern Indiana columnist Sharon Sorenson will be coming to the library on October 12 to share her vast knowledge of birds.
âWe will also offer this via Zoom to those who cannot join us in person,â Chambon said.
On October 23, the documentary “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” will air.
As Halloween approaches, the movie “Hitchcock”, which details the making of the movie “Psycho”, will be screened while guests enjoy popcorn and soft drinks.
The final program will be a question and answer session with Sherburn La Belle, the inspiration for Montgomery’s book. The discussion will also be available on Zoom.
Those interested in participating in the Fall Reading Program can contact the library at 812-254-4586 or by emailing Chambon at [email protected]