September 26, 2018
Banned Books Week:
Sept. 23 - 29, 2018
Banning Books Silences Stories
Celebrate your freedom to read! The Harlem Library is observing Banned Books Week Sept. 24-28. This week is set aside to bring together the entire community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Stop by the library to see the special display Carly has put together featuring several books that have been banned in the past but still remain on the library shelves thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up or speak out for the freedom to read. You may also take part in the Shredded Banned Book Guessing Game.
The library board of trustees meets today, Sept. 26, 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.
The children’s programming is in full swing at the library. Books and Babies for infants, toddlers, and preschool children along with their parents/caregivers meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. Carly will be at the Big Flat Grocery in Turner on Wed., Oct. 3, 10 A.M. for Books and Babies. Lego Club for all ages meets on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. The new After School Story Hour will begin Wed., Oct. 3, 3:30-4:30 for children ages 4 through grade five.
The Book Club, a book discussion group for adults, meets on Mondays at 4 P.M. We are currently reading the book “Run” by Ann Patchett.
The Book Challenge for October is to read a book endorsed by someone you admire. If you have read a biography of someone you would like to know for the September Book Challenge please contact the library. You will be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business.
“The Summer Wives” is a new novel by Beatriz Williams. Miranda Schuyler lost her father in WWII when she was a girl. Her mother remarries and Miranda is swept into the high-society world of Winthrop Island. But Miranda, who never feels part of the heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, is drawn to the working class families of Portuguese fishermen, especially Joseph Vargas. Joseph and Miranda are caught in a catastrophe that will banish Miranda from the island for two decades.
Dale Brown’s latest book is “The Moscow Offensive.” A billionaire investor sells his air freight company to a mysterious new owner. The purchaser is the devious president of Russia who plans to use the planes to secretly transport dangerous cargo into the U.S. Will aviator Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron be able to stop the onslaught from the Russians?
A new collection of agrarian writings by Wendell Berry is “The Art of Loading Brush.” These essays and stories spotlight the “divides between our urban and rural citizens.”
“An Unwanted Guest” is by Shari Lapena. The Mitchell’s Inn deep in the Catskill Mountains is a perfect getaway. When a blizzard hits the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. But when guests turn up dead it is apparent that someone is picking off the guests one by one.
Two new inspirational fiction novels are “As the Tide Comes In” by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall and “When Through Deep Waters” by Rachelle Dekker.
The Friends of the Library annual membership meeting will be October 10, 6 P.M. at the library. A free salad supper will be served. Highlights of the Friends activities of the past year will be featured and a business meeting will be held. Don’t miss the cake walk and door prizes! If you are a member of the Friends of the Library or if you are interested in joining please come for an evening of fun. Annual dues of $10 may be paid at this meeting. Support your library and bring a friend!