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Harlem Library


September 5, 2018

September is “Library Card Month.” If you do not have a library card please stop by and register for one. All you need is a current photo I.D. We will need a working phone number and mailing address as well. When you register your name will be entered to win a free book!

Books and Babies meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. in the library meeting room. This weekly program focuses on early childhood development for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Children listen to stories, sing, play and do fun activities. Parents/caregivers must accompany their children.

The September Book Challenge is to read a biography about a person you would like to know. We have an extensive biography collection for both adults and children.

Please contact the library with ideas, suggestions or requests for program topics. If you have a speaker you would like to hear, a craft or skill you like to learn, or other information would you like us to present please let the us know.

New titles at the library this week “How Hard Can It Be? “ by Allison Pearson. All you working moms out there will enjoy this humorous look at what it takes to raise two teenagers, endure a husband who quits his job for bicycling and therapy, and go back to work at forty-nine. Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be?

Bestselling authors Preston and Child have written “The Pharaoh Key.” Effective Engineering Solutions has all but shut down with the company’s CEO missing. Gideon Crew and his coworker, Manuel Garza, have just hours to collect their belongings from the office. But when they discover a code-breaking machine at EES has cracked a centuries-old message on the Phaistos Disk, Crew and Garza know they must solve the mystery of the Disk.

Megan Abbot is the author of “Give Me Your Hand.” In high school Kit Owen’s academic ambitions were fueled when Diane Fleming ended up in the same chemistry class and they developed an unlikely friendship. That friendship ended when Diane shared a secret. Now ten years later the two meet again when Kit and Diane are competing for the same position in a ground-breaking research project. Soon they are in a cat-and-mouse battle that may destroy them both.

“The Cabin at the End of the World” is a new novel of psychological suspense by Paul Tremblay. When seven-year-old Wen is vacationing with her parents at a remote cabin in northern New Hampshire a stranger appears. Leonard wins Wen over with his friendly smile. They continue to play until three other strangers appear carrying strange objects. Wen panics and tells Leonard she must go but not before she receives the warning, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault....We need your help to save the world.”

Other new titles include the thriller “The Woman in the Woods” by John Connolly, “In Dreams Forgotten” the second in the Golden Gate Secrets series by Tracie Peterson, and “A Passionate Hope: Hannah’s Story” by Jill Eileen Smith.

The Book Club, a book discussion group for adults, will begin with the first discussion of “Run” by Ann Patchett on Sept. 24, 4 P.M. in the library meeting room. Copies may be picked up at the library the week of Sept. 17-21.


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