April 27, 2022
The regular monthly meeting of the Harlem Library Board will be held today, April 27, 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.
Please contact the library if you have completed the April Book Challenge to read a book from the 900s section. Your name will be entered to win a gift certificate from a local business. The May Book Challenge is to read a book made into a TV series.
Summer Reading begins the end of May for all ages, from preschool through adults! The theme this year is “Oceans of Possibilities.” If you would like to help out, stop by the library or look on our Facebook page for the wish list Carly has put together.
For parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers the library has a program to support family literacy and the love of reading. “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages parents/caregivers to read to and with their children. When you register your child the library will present them with the gift of a new board book! Track your reading (a book may be counted each time it is read, even if it is read many times) and your child will earn prizes along the way. Contact the library for more information.
The Friends of the Library are planning a spring basket silent auction fundraiser! Various organizations, clubs or individuals are donating baskets that will be on display at the library from May 25 – June 7. You may bid on baskets while they are on display. The evening of June 8 the baskets will be moved to Harlem City Park where final bids may be made beginning at 6 P.M. Ice cream, cookies and beverages will be served. You may also pay for your membership in the Friends of the Library or make a donation that evening. More information will be coming.
“The Maid” is written by Nita Prose. Molly Gray struggles with social skills and misread the intentions of others. Her Gran used to help her navigate various social situations but since Gran has died, Molly is on her own. Her job as a hotel made is perfect for her and she takes great pride in her work. But her life is upended the day she finds the body of Mr. Black in his bed. Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as the lead suspect.
Rayna Grande is the author of “A Ballad of Love and Glory.” In 1846 the US Army marches south to provoke war with Mexico over the disputed Rio Grande. Texas Rangers storm the ranch of Ximena and kill her husband. To honor her husband’s memory, Ximena uses her healing skills to help the fighting men. John Riley is sickened by the unjust war and deserts the Yankee Army, swimming across the Rio Grande to join the Mexican Army. When Ximena and John meet they are dangerously attracted to each other.
Two new westerns are “Gunpowder Express” by Brett Cogburn and “A Thousand Texas Longhorns” by Johnny D. Boggs.
“All That Is Secret” is by Patricia Raybon. In this inspirational mystery Professor Annalee Spain is an overworked theologian at a Chicago Bible college in 1923. Annalee receives a mysterious telegram calling her home to Denver to solve the puzzle of her father’s murder. But in a city ruled by the KKK, a young Black woman hunting for answers puts her in real danger.
Other new titles include “The Good Son” by Jacquelyn Mitchard, “One Step Too Far” by Lisa Gardner, and “Desolation Canyon” by P.J. Tracy.