Harlem Library


September 21, 2022

The library board of trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting today, September 21, 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.

The library is celebrating the right to read with the observation of “Banned Book Week.” The American Library Association’s theme for 2022 is “Books Unite Us…Censorship Divides Us.” Come and take a look at the banned book week display Carly has put together. When you read a banned book your name will be entered into a drawing to win a prize at the end of the month.

“Hatchet Island” is a new thriller from Paul Doiron. Maine game warden, Mike Bowditch, and his girlfriend, Stacey Stevens, receive a less than friendly welcome when they go ashore on an island sanctuary for seabirds where Stacey had spent her internship. A mysterious boatman is stalking the biologists and now the sanctuary’s founder has gone missing.

Stacy Willingham is the debut author of “A Flicker in the Dark.” When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her Louisiana town. Her own father confessed and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and her family to grapple with the fallout. Twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge when local teenage girls begin to disappear. That terrifying childhood summer comes crashing back for Chloe. In the second time in her life is she about to unmask a killer?

A new Isabel Dalhousie novel by Alexander McCall Smith is “The Sweet Remnants of Summer.” Isabel finds herself caught up in a delicate familial dispute between members of a prominent family while her husband, Jamie, becomes involved in his own situation that places him at odds with the conductor of his string ensemble.

Are you ready for a new mystery? Why not try “Holy Chow,” an Andy Carpenter mystery by David Rosenfelt. Beloved characters, both human and canine, are back on a murder case.

“Sugar and Salt” is written by Susan Wiggs. Jerome Sugar, learned to bake at his grandmother’s bakery on the same block as the Lost and Found Bookshop. Margot Salton, famous for her East Texas barbeque, moves in to take over the restaurant that shares his commercial kitchen. Margot and Jerome’s attraction is powerful, but will their newfound friendship be threatened when her past comes back to haunt her?

The Book Challenge for September is to read a book that includes a map.

September is “Library Card Sign-up Month.” Stop by to register for your own library card. You must be sixteen years of age, present a current photo ID, working phone number and mailing address.


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