Summer Reading Challenge - Adults

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 Showtimes at the Glendora Public Library - Summer Reading Challenge


Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. 
Showtime Trivia
Bidwell Forum

Think you know a lot about movies, musical, and theater? Put your knowledge to the test against other contestants! 

Saturday, June 15, 2-3 p.m.
Songwriting Workshop - Create your own music
Bidwell Forum

Learn how to craft songs with good hooks and catchy melodies.

Wednesday, June 19, all day
Jet Propulsion Lab Mobile Planetarium

Bidwell Forum

You’re invited to NASA JPL’s custom portable planetarium, for a live, interactive and immersive presentation about space science. Explore the night sky with a NASA specialist, ask your questions, and discover new wonders being studied right now in your own back yard at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Space is limited. Sign-ups will begin June 3rd. Call 626-852-4891 to reserve a time slot.

Wednesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.
Novel Idea book discussion group

Friends Room

June's book for discussion is Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Saturday, June 29, 2:00 p.m.
Harry Potter Trivia*

Bidwell Forum

*Sign-ups in advance required (beginning June 3--626-852-4891). Do you have wit beyond measure? Then test your Harry Potter knowledge with us! Costumes and wizarding apparel encouraged. All ages. 

Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m.
"Apollo 11" documentary screening

Bidwell Forum

Celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a free screening of the 2019 film, "Apollo 11," made largely of newly discovered, behind-the-scenes 65mm NASA film never before seen in public. (93 minutes.) From the New York Times: "nearly mind-boggling...Although we know how the mission turns out, the movie generates and maintains suspense. And it rekindles a crazy sense of wonder..."  

Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

Friends Room

Haven't played D&D since high school? Never played? Come get in on the fun. 

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.
History of Broadway

Bidwell Forum

The greatest plays and musicals of the Great White Way will be explored with a local theater expert.

This program is sponsored by the Glendora Public Library and GPL Friends Foundation

Don’t let the kids have all the fun! The Summer Reading Challenge is also for adults. This program is designed to fit into your busy lifestyle by giving you the flexibility to get credit for each hour that you spend in any of the following activities:

• Reading books, magazines, newspapers, or comics 
• Reading to your kids 
• Listening to audio books 


Pick up a reading log sheet at the library's reference desk, or sign in to each week to record the reading you have done. Each half-hour of reading activity will earn a drawing ticket for a special prize. Read 20 hours to earn an additional reading reward. ANY reading counts. This includes audio books, newspapers, books and more. The more hours you read, and programs you attend, the more chances you have to win the BIG drawing prize.

(Choose a group based on the grade your child will enter in the fall)

Children Kindergarten through 4th Grade

Teens 5th through 7th Grade

 Young Adults 8th through 12th Grade


Adults Summer Reading Challenge