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Harlem Library

 

July 3, 2019

The library will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no Readers Club or Lego Club this week.

If you have completed June's Book Challenge let the library know so your name can be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. The Book Challenge for July is to read a western novel.

The library is currently conducting a community survey. You may complete the survey on our Facebook page or come in and fill out a paper copy. We value your opinion so please complete the survey.

Summer Reading continues through the month of July. Children are reminded to return their reading logs to earn prizes and chances to win the grand prizes. The Read to Me program for infants through preschoolers and their parents/caregivers meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. Students in grades K-6 may attend The Reading Club on Thursdays at 1 P.M. Lego Club for all ages is held on Thursdays at 4:30.

Teens and adults can earn a chance to win a grand prize for every book read or listened to or every library program attended.

Harlem students may take A.R. tests at the library through August 9 to earn millionaire minutes.

The Friends of the Library are hosting a "Hawaiian Get Away" for members on July 17 at 6 P.M. at the library. This event is to express appreciation for the outstanding support of the membership and includes a free meal.

Newt Gingrich is the author of the political thriller "Collusion." FBI counterintelligence expert on domestic terrorism Valerie Mayberry and ex-Navy Seal Brett Garrett are thrown together to ex-filtrate a high-ranking Kremlin official out of Russia to avoid a deadly poisonous strike.

Their mission is threatened by leftist protests, congressional infighting and a culture overcome with hate.

"The Mother-In-Law" is a new novel by Sally Hepworth. Lucy knows her mother-in-law Diana does not approve of her and keeps her at arms length. Diana is a pillar of the community and no one has a bad word to say about her, except Lucy. Now Diana is found dead with a suicide note that says she cannot face living with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer, only traces of poison and evidence of suffocation.

Melissa Rivero is the author of "The Affairs of the Falcons." Anna and Lucho and their two children have fled Peru to find a chance at a new life in New York City. After Lucho loses his job his cousin takes in the family and Anna finds herself indebted to "Mama," a loan shark. With their welcome at the cousin's wearing thin, Mama breathing down Anna's neck, and Mama's husband giving her unwanted attention Anna feels the pressure building. Lucho wants to return to Peru, but Anna cannot face the demons she left behind.

"Such a Perfect Wife" is by Kate White. Shannon Blaine sets off to jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York, after dropping her kids off at school. This day she never returns. True-crime writer Bailey Weggins heads to Lake George on assignment for the Crime Beat website. An anonymous tip leads her to a grisly discovery and as she keeps digging for answers a terrifying truth is uncovered.

New nonfiction titles include "Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power" by T.D. Jakes, "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and "The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in WWII" by Alex Kershaw.

The library has free information available from the American Academy of Ophthalmology on eye care including low vision, seeing well as you grow older, eye myths and facts, protecting your sight, and age-related macular degeneration.

 
 

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