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Harlem Library


December 15, 2021

Please stop by the library this week to see the lovely display of angels members of the community have graciously brought to the library for our “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” display.

Get in the holiday spirit and read one (or more!) books from our Christmas Book Tree. This will qualify you for the December Book Challenge. When you finish your book, contact the library and your name will be entered to win a $10 gift card from a local business.

The library will be closed December 24 and December 31 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. There will be no programming the week of December 27.

Regular programming will begin again the first week of January. Lego Club will meet at the new time of 3:30 starting January 6.

New Christmas titles include “Best In Snow” an Andy Carpenter mystery by David Rosenfelt, “Once in a Lifetime” by Mary Monroe, “A Christmas Courtship” from the Berlin Bookmobile Series by Shelley Shepard Gray, and “Return to Virgin River” by Robyn Carr.

Janet Evanovich brings back Stephanie Plum in “Game On” (Tempting Twenty-Eight). Stephanie is woken up in the middle of the night and discovers fellow apprehension agent Diesel, whom she hasn’t seen in two year, in her apartment. It happens that both are on the trail of fugitive Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker. Unsure whether Diesel is partner or competition, Stephanie must watch her back every step of the way.

“The World Played Chess” is by Robert Dugoni. In this follow-up to “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” Dugoni tells the story of Vincent Bianco who has just graduated high school in 1979. At his summer job on a construction crew he works alongside two Vietnam vets, one with PTSD. Forty years later Vincent’s son is leaving for college and the lessons from that summer dramatically unfold.

“A Paper Palace” is a debut novel by Miranda Cowley Heller. A story that unfolds over twenty-four hours and across fifty years brings Elle Bishop to a life-changing decision. She will have to choose between the world she has made with her husband Peter, and the life she always imagined would be hers with childhood love, Jonas.

Two new nonfiction selections by Nathaniel Philbrick are “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” and “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.”

In Lisa Unger’s “Last Girl Ghosted” an online dating match turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. “The Third Grave” by Lisa Jackson tells the story of crime writer Nikki Gillette and her husband, Detective Pierce Reed who find a cold case that leads to a new nightmare.


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