September 8, 2021
September is here and it is time to jump back into library activities! The library is planning in-person programming at this time. If pandemic numbers worsen, we may need to make alternative plans.
The Book Club is a book discussion group for adults. The first selection we will read this fall is “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks and may be picked up at the library this week. The first discussion will be Monday, September 13 at 4 P.M. in the library meeting room. Masks are recommended.
Programming for children is underway. Storytime for ages 0-5 includes stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts, activities and social interaction with other children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Storytime meets each Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. in the library meeting room.
Elementary age students are invited to After School Squad in Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. in the library meeting room. After School Squad is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based program. Masks are recommended.
The Book Challenge for Septembers is to read the first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed! When you complete the book notify the library so your name may be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business.
The library is hosting a rock painting party on September 16 from noon to 6 P.M. “ Harlem Rocks!” is a movement to spread love, kindness, and joy by painting rocks and hiding them around the community for others to find. When you paint or find a rock you may post photos on the Harlem Rocks Facebook page. All ages are invited to the rock painting party and if children are not yet in elementary school we ask they be accompanied by an adult. The library will supply the rocks, the paint, and all other supplies. Join us for a fun afternoon of creativity. Masks are recommended for ages five and older.
The library has purchased several new DVDs. These include “Peter Rabbit 2,” “Wild Mountain Thyme,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “A Dog’s Journey,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” ”Land,” and "Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten.”
Two new political thriller selections are “Arctic Storm Rising” by Dale Brown and “The Kaiser’s Web” by Steve Berry.
Historical fiction readers will want to check out “The Last Green Valley” by Montana author Mark Sullivan and “Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead.
“A Good Mother” by Lara Bazelon, “The Prodigal Daughter” by Mette Ivie Harrison and “Girl, 11” by Amy Suiter Clarke are new suspense novels.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month! If you do not have a library card, you may come in to register. If you are age sixteen and over you may apply by presenting a current photo ID, working phone number, and current mailing address. Preschool children may check out materials under their parent or legal guardian’s card. Students under the age of 16 may apply for a card with a parent or legal guardian present with current ID information.
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