Harlem Library's "Love" event a welcome winter break


February 22, 2023

Shaidyn Speakthunder and her mother, Ang Longfox, were among the vendors at the Harlem Library's recent "Love chocolate...love your library" event. When asked who made the colorful baked treats, Ang pointed at Shaidyn and said, "She did." About 60 guests attended the event held the day before Valentine's Day.

An estimated 60 guests enjoyed "Love Chocolate...Love Your Library" last week at the Harlem Public Library. The event, first suggested several years ago by former Lutheran pastor Ellen Ayers, was a celebration of chocolate in the library. Ayers told the library staff about "chocolate in the stacks" that she saw staged in another town where she once lived. She described the event as an interesting way to celebrate reading and chocolate.

That suggestion was made almost six years ago. Library Director Colleen Brommer said, "We toyed with the idea for some time, then COVID regulations intervene...

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