August 19, 2020
The library has a new service available through our website at http://www.harlempubliclibrary.org. Niche Academy provides online tutorials on just about any topic including social media, research and study skills, job searching, business resources, genealogical research and so many more. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for supplying this new resource.
The Book Challenge for August is to read a book set in another time. We have some options on display for you to choose from.
The library has hotspots available for check out. These small devices provide internet access using a cellular connection. Hotspots may be checked out for fourteen days to patrons who are in good standing for at least one month. To check out a hotspot a lending agreement must be signed and a survey must be completed when the device is returned.
Masks are required in the library. We are still providing curbside service, home delivery in Harlem, or we will mail materials if you do not wish to enter the building.
The library offers photo copying, scanning and printing, faxing, laminating, and notary service to meet your needs. Please contact the library for information concerning fees.
As Nazi soldiers round up Jews Roza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, hide in a neighbor's barn. To keep Shira quiet Roza tells a story about a girl in an enchanted garden who is forbidden to make a sound, just like Shira. In the story a yellow bird sings whatever the girl composes in her head. When the day comes they are no longer safe in the barn, Roza must choose to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart. "The Yellow Bird Sings" is by Jennifer Rosner.
"Pretty Things" is a novel by Janelle Brown. In this page-turner two women, Nina and Vanessa, both brilliant and damaged, try to survive using deceit and duplicity.
Nina's plan to have a fulfilling career ends and she turns to stealing from rich kids in L.A. When her mom gets sick Nina uses her most dangerous scam yet to help her. Vanessa is a young heiress who becomes an Instagram influencer who retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate. There the two lives meet head on.
A new nonfiction selection is "The Lincoln Conspiracy" by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. This book reveals the true story of the original conspiracy to kill President Lincoln four years before the actual assassination in 1865.
Brooke Fossey is the author of "The Big Finish." Duffy is an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living facility. Josie is a desperate young woman who climbs through his window. Together they learn it's never too late or too early to change your ways.
Other new titles include "Deep in the Alaskan Woods" by Karen Harper and "Close Up" by Amanda Quick.