July 17, 2019
Tonight, July 17, at 6 P.M. the Friends of the Harlem Library are hosting a “Hawaiian Get Away.” This event is in appreciation for members of the Friends and other supporters of the library. The event includes a free meal. Please joins us for a fun evening.
The Summer Reading program continues through the month of July. The Read to Me program meets for the last time Tues., July 23, 10 A.M. The Readers Club will hold its final meeting Thurs., July 25, 1 P.M. Children have until Aug. 9 to return their reading logs to earn prizes and be entered to win the grand prizes. Teens and adults have until Aug. 2 to contact the library with books they have read/listened to and be entered to win the grand prize. Grand prizes this year for all ages are Kindle Fire Tablets. Harlem students may take A.R. tests until Aug. 9.
The Book Challenge for July is to read a western novel. How are you doing on the 2019 Reading Challenge? We hope you are at least halfway to your goal to read 52 books this year. You may win a fabulous gift basket at the end of the year!
The library is conducting a community survey to better meet the needs of our service area population. You may take the survey on our Facebook page or stop by the library to complete a paper copy. The survey is painless with only five questions. Your opinions count!
The children’s area of the library has a new addition: a wonderful wooden train building set donated by a generous local business. This adds to the many wonderful toys, wooden blocks, puppets, and of course books in the kids’ section.
Stop by and cool off at the library. We have a great selection of new titles, as well as magazines, newspapers, and computers for your use.
“A Separation” is by Katie Kitamura. A young woman is keeping the separation from her unfaithful husband quiet. When she receives word he is missing in southern Greece she reluctantly goes to look for him. As her search hits a breaking point it becomes clear she understands less than she thought about the man she once loved.
A new autobiography is “Forever and Ever, Amen.” This is a memoir of music, faith, and braving the storms of life by country and gospel singer, Randy Travis.
“The Night Before” is a new fast-paced thriller by Wendy Walker. Laura Lochner is unlucky in love, falling hard and fast with the wrong men. To recover from her latest break up, she flees New York City to return to her sister’s home in suburban Connecticut. Laura’s sister, Rosie, has always been there for Laura. But when Laura takes one last chance on a man she’s met on the Internet, Rosie fears the worst. When Laura doesn’t return from the date and is not responding to calls or texts, Rosie desperately searches for her. But she’s not just worried about what has happened to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him.
Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini has written the historical fiction novel “Resistance Women.” This work brings to life courageous American Mildred Fish Harnack and her circle of women friends who wage a secret battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.
“The Guest Book” is by Sarah Blake. This novel moves through three generations of the Milton family. It asks how we remember and what we chose to forget.
The latest book by Dale Brown is “The Kremlin Strike.” In the next selection of Brown’s techno-warfare series Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron again must face the Russians, this time in outer space.
Library history trivia: The current library is built on two lots formerly owned by Peggy Emerson and Otto Kopp . Construction began in the fall of 1974 and completed April 24, 1975.