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Harlem Library


November 20, 2019

Please join us at the Creative Christmas program Nov. 26, 7 P.M. Start off your holiday season with a fun evening featuring guest crafters Jennifer Strzelczyk and Dorothy Harris who will share holiday crafting and decorating ideas. Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome. You may be the lucky door prize winner. Bring a friend!

The Book Challenge for November is to read a book set in Montana. You may wish to choose one of the ten nonfiction prose titles nominated for the Great Montana Read sponsored by Montana PBS. Check out our display of these nominees. Voting ends November 29 at

The Friends of the Harlem Library annual Holiday Wine & Cheese Fundraiser is set for December 4, 6 P.M. at the library. The evening includes delicious refreshments, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, and a great time to spend with friends. Tickets are on sale at the library for $10 prior to the event and $15 at the door. All proceeds from the event support the Friends of the Harlem Library. The library will be open special hours December 4, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M..

If you are not a member of the Friends of the Library you may join by paying your dues at the library or by sending $10 to Valerie VanVoast, PO Box 172, Turner, MT 59542. Those members who have not renewed their membership for 2020 are reminded to pay their dues.

The library will be closed November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will be open Friday, November 29.

Do you have ideas for programs that you would like the library to offer? Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share? Do you have names of presenters you could recommend? Contact the library.

“Tidelands” is by Philippa Gregory. It is 1648 in England and witch mania is rampant. England is in the grips of a civil war that reaches every corner of the kingdom.

Alinor, trapped by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard for the ghost who will free her from her abusive husband. Instead, she meets James, a young man on the run. Showing him the secret way across the marsh leads disaster into Alinor’s life.

Robert Crais is the author of “A Dangerous Man.” Joe Pike has just left the bank when he witnesses the teller, Izzy, who just waited on him abducted on her way to lunch. He chases the two men down and they are arrested. But after posting bail the abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend Elvis Cole to assist with the case. What he learns is a story involving corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, and a long line of lies.

Bestselling author William Kent Kruger’s latest novel is “This Tender Land.” The Lincoln Indian Training School on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River is a place where Native American Children are forcibly sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O’Banion, who is constantly in trouble with the superintendent, and his brother Albert, the only two white children at the school. When Odie and Albert commit a terrible crime, they flee for their lives. They take with them their friend Mose, a mute Sioux boy, and a brokenhearted girl named Emmy. They steal a canoe and head for the Mississippi and place to call home.

“Someone We Know” is by Shari Lapena. In a quite suburb in upstate New York a teenager has been breaking into houses, learning secrets from their computers and sharing some of them, too. When two anonymous letters are received, suspicion mounts. After a woman down the street is found murdered the tension reaches a breaking point.

Other new titles include “Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill” by Reed Farrel Coleman, “Rival’s Break” by Carla Neggers, and “Vendetta in Death” by J.D. Robb.

Storytime for children ages 0 through preschool meets Tuesday mornings at 10:00 A.M. Elementary students are invited to attend After School Squad on Wednesdays at 3:30 P.M. All ages are welcome to Lego Club on Thursdays at 4:30 P.M. The Book Club meets on Mondays at 4:00 P.M.


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