Harlem Library


October 2, 2019

The Book Challenge for October is to read a book with a spine of your favorite color! You may win a gift certificate from a local business.

The Friends of the Harlem Library annual membership meeting will be October 23, 6 P.M. in the library meeting room. The evening will begin with a free soup supper followed by the business meeting including election of officers. Annual dues of $10 may be paid at this meeting. All members and those interested in joining are encouraged to attend.

The library will be closed October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Please stop by and select from the new titles available now. “Wherever She Goes” is by Kelly Armstrong. Aubrey Finch witnesses a little boy being abducted from the park. Why has no one reported him missing? It doesn’t matter that the mother can’t be found. Aubrey knows what she saw. When the police refuse to believe her she realizes she must rescue the boy on her own. Don’t miss this psychological thriller about the risks one woman is willing to take to save a child.

Bestselling author Susan Wiggs has written “The Oysterville Sewing Circle.” After ten years in the fashion world a scandal forces Caroline Shelby to move back to Oysterville, her home town. In her car are two children who were orphaned and Caroline finds herself their legal guardian. Caroline returns to the sewing shop where she first found her passion. There begins the Oysterville Sewing Circle, where women can support each other through the trouble they keep hidden.

The latest James Patterson novel is “The Inn.” The Inn at Gloucester is owned by novice Bill Robinson. As long as the residents pay the rent he doesn’t ask any questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears who lives on the second floor. When Mitchell Cline and his crew of killers and drug dealers arrive Robinson and Spears team up with two fearless residents to mount a defense.

Tea Obreht is the author of “Inland.” Frontierswoman, Nora, waits for the return of the men in her life on the Arizona Territory of 1893. Her husband has gone in search of water and her elder son vanishes after an argument. Nora waits with her youngest son who is sure a mysterious beast is stalking outside their home.

Lurie, a former outlaw, is haunted by ghosts. The way is which Nora and Lurie’s stories connect is the surprise and suspense of this novel.

Other new titles include the science fiction novel “Dark Age” by Pierce Brown, “Girls Like Us” by Cristina Alger, and “The Dearly Beloved” by Cara Wall.

Take advantage of the opportunities to involved your family in the library programs. Storytime is held Tuesdays at 10 A.M. for ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers. The After School Squad meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 for elementary students. All ages can come to Lego Club on Thursdays at 4:30. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

The library offers many programs and services. One of these services is Interlibrary Loans. If our library doesn’t have a title you want please let us know and we can try to borrow it from another library. There is a two dollar deposit required that will be returned if the book is picked up and returned on time.


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