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Harlem Library


July 29, 2020

The Harlem Library is now requiring everyone age five and older to wear a mask or face covering in the library in accordance with Governor Bullock’s directive for counties with four or more active cases. If you do not wish to enter the building we are still supplying curbside pickup, delivery of materials in Harlem or we can mail the items to you. Please call if you would like one of these services. Thank you for your cooperation.

Today the Harlem Library Board will meet for its July meeting at 4:15 in the library meeting room.

All participants in the Summer Reading Program have until August 7 to contact the library with the number of books/minutes read to earn prizes and to be eligible for the grand prize drawings. Grand prizes winners will be announced the week of August 10.

The Book Challenge for August is to read a book set in another time. If you have completed the July Book Challenge be sure to notify the library so your name can be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business.

In the good old summertime it is great to find a new book to read. Here are some new titles for you to choose from.

“Simon the Fiddler” is by Paulette Jiles. Set in Texas at the end of the Civil War, Simon who served in the Confederate Army Regimental Band is called to play with his fellow musicians at a dinner bringing together officers and families from both sides of the conflict. There he is smitten with Doris Mary Dillon, the governess to a Union colonel’s daughter. But Doris is indentured for three more years of service. Simon travels around Texas seeking fame as a musician, his heart yearning for Doris, determined to find her again.

A new nonfiction selection is “Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell” by Tom Clavin.

Gretchen Berg is the author of the novel “The Operator.” Vivian Dalton and the other switchboard operators of Wooster, Ohio, know everyone in their small town and their business better than most. Although they are not supposed to eavesdrop, they do. When Vivian overhears shocking news about her own family, she is determined to get to the bottom of the rumor. But as in any small town, one secret usually leads to another.

“Highway of Tears” by Jessica McDiarmid is the true story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Other new titles include “A Conspiracy of Bones,” a Temperance Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs; “Driftwood Bay,” a Hope Harbor novel by Irene Hannon; and “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel.

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census survey has been extended to October 31. Remember it cost nothing to complete and does not seek information concerning your income. You may complete the survey by phone at 844-330-2020; online at “” or you will receive a form in the mail.

Everyone counts and the numbers directly affect the amount of federal dollars Montana receives.


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