November 13, 2019
The Harlem Library board hold their monthly meeting today at 4:15 in the library meeting room.
Montana PBS is holding season two of the Great Montana Read event. Ten books, Montana nonfiction prose, have been nominated. Check out the display of the nominees at the library. Voting ends November 29 on the Montana PBS website at montanapbs.org/events/greatmontanaread/. The Harlem Library November Book Challenge is to read a book set in Montana which goes right along with the Great Montana Read.
Please join us when Bob Quinn will be the guest speaker at the library November 19. A free supper will be served at 6 P.M. followed by Quinn’s presentation at 7 P.M. An organic farmer from Big Sandy, Quinn promotes sustainable agriculture, locally produced food and fuel, as well as the idea that food should be our medicine. He is the founder of Kamut International and was the developer of Montana’s first wind farm. Quinn is the author of the book “Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food.”
The annual Creative Christmas event will take place at the library November 26, 7 P.M. with guest crafters Jennifer Strzelczyk and Dorothy Harris. This will be fun evening to kick off holiday season! Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome.
Mark your calendars for December 4, 6 P.M. when the annual Wine & Cheese Holiday fundraiser will be held. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Harlem Library. Tickets will be on sale at the library soon.
The library will be closed November 28 for Thanksgiving Day; but we will be open Friday, November 29.
“The Cold Way Home” is a novel by Julia Keller. Deep in the woods outside Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, Bell Ekins, prosecutor turned private investigator, discovers a dead body, marred my a ghastly wound that can only mean murder. Bell herself played in these woods as a child near the grounds of Wellwood, a psychiatric hospital for the poor that burned decades ago. Based on a true chapter in the history of early treatment for psychiatric illness this is a story of despair and hope, death and life.
Alex North has written “The Whisper Man.” Tom Kennedy and his young son move to Featherbank to make a new start after the sudden death of their wife and mother. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago Frank Carter abducted and murdered five residents. He was nicknamed “The Whisper Man” because he lured his victims by whispering at their windows as night. Not a young boy has disappeared igniting rumors that Frank must have had an accomplice.
A new Longmire novel by Craig Johnson is “Land of Wolves.” After harrowing experiences in Mexico, Sheriff Walt Longmire returns to Absaroka County, Wyoming, to lick his wounds. When an itinerant shepherd is found dead Longmire suspects suicide. But the investigation into the shepherd’s connections with a powerful family of Basque ranchers points to a possible murder.
As the opioid epidemic sweeps the nation and the world readers will want to pick up the book “Fentanyl, Inc.” by Ben Westoff. A four-year investigation into an illicit industry of the dangerous world of synthetic drugs uncovers black market drug factories in China, users and dealers on the streets of the U.S., and harm reduction activists in Europe. Working undercover Westoff infiltrated this shadowy world to reveal the next wave of the opioid epidemic.
Other new titles include “Outfox” by Sandra Brown, “Nothing Ventured” by Jeffrey Archer, and “Firebrand” by Gillian Philip.