Harlem Library


January 26, 2022

The library board of trustees will meet today, January 26, for their monthly meeting at 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.

The library is hosting the Humanities Montana program “Connecting to the Land through a Tribal Lens” with presenter Lailani Upham on Monday, January 31 from 6:00 – 7 :00 P.M. You may attend this free virtual program at the library or you may join on your own device using the link https://umontana.zoom.us/j/91669672428 . Please see our Facebook page or website for more information.

The Book Challenge for January is to read a collection of short stories. When you have completed the challenge please contact the library to have your name entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. The challenge for February is to read a book with a red spine.

New books for your reading enjoyment this week include “The Jealousy Man,” a collection of stories by best-selling mystery/thriller writer Jo Nesbo. Other suspense novels are “The Unheard” by Nicci French and “No One Will Miss Her” by Kat Rosenfield.

A debut novel “The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris tells the story of brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. They seek refuge at the homestead of George and Isabelle Walker who have lost their only son to the war. A parallel story line is the forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers whose secret is discovered unleashing repercussions including a murder.

Other recent releases include “The Last Goodbye” by Fiona Luca, “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot” by Marianne Cronin, and “All the Little Hopes” by Leah Weiss.

“The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+” by Suze Orman contains winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime.

An exciting addition to MontanaLibrary2Go are three new resources. These include Method Test Prep, great for those preparing to take the ACT or SAT. The next resource is Universal Class which is a collection of over 500 courses and classes that may be taken for continuing education credit or audited. The third resource is The Great Courses, a collection of lectures for lifelong learning on a variety of topics. Using the Libby app from the app store on your device or visit libbyapp.com in your browser you may scroll down to the “Extras” box on the home screen. You will need your library card number to begin. Contact the library for assistance.

Story Time for little ones meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. After School Squad for grade school students explores STEAM activities on Wednesdays at 3:30. Lego Club is held each Thursday for all ages at 3:30.

The Book Club, a book discussion group for adults, meets on Mondays at 4 P.M. We are currently reading “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss. The next book will be “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn, which may be picked up January 31- February 4 with the first discussion February 7, 4 P.M.


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