Heart of America Library News 9-5
By VICKI HOFFART
Director, Heart of America Library
The first session of Story Hour will be held on Friday, Sept. 11. If you are interested, give us a call at the library. Pre-registration is necessary to allow for adequate planning.
The Book Discussion Group will meet next on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. in the West Room. The selection is “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.
We added several non-fiction adult books to our collection this week. Titles include “Love More, Fight Less” by Gina Senarighi, “Inside the Kingdom: my life in Saudi Arabia” by Carmen Bin Ladin, “Disability Visibility: twenty-first century disabled voices” edited by Alice Wong, “A Silenced Voice: the life of Journalist Kim Wall” by Ingrid Wall, “Hell in the Heartland” by Jax Miller, “I Heard You Paint Houses, Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa” by Charles Brandt, “How to Catch a Killer” by Katherine Ramsland, and “Trauma and the 12 steps: an inclusive guide to enhancing recovery” by Jamie Marich.
Another new non-fiction selection, “The Baby Thief” by Barbara Bisantz Raymond is about Georgie Tann, the woman who abducted babies or coerced women to leave their children in her care and then sold them. We have two other books about this situation: “Before and After: the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society” by Judy Pace Christie and “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate, a novel based on the same orphanage.
A new biography is “Being Heumann: an unrepentant memoir of a disability rights activist” by Judith E. Heumann.
Adult fiction additions are “Cajun Justice” by James Patterson, “The Order” and “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva, “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, “South of the Buttonwood Tree” by Heather Webber, “Lost Girls of Devon” by Barbara O’Neal, “Fragments of Light” by Michele Phoenix, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People” by Sally Rooney, and large print “Black Swan of Paris” by Karen Robards and “Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe” by Jodi Thomas.
New magazines this week include Good Old Days, Grit, Midwest Living, Russian Life, Saturday Evening Post, People, Better Homes & Gardens, Guideposts, Health, Horse Illustrated, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, Natural History, Ranger Rick, Real Simple, Quick & Easy Quilts, Country Living, Time, Smithsonian and WWII History.
The next meeting of the Heart of America Library Board of Trustees will be on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the West Room, Heart of America Library.
We have free wifi access, 2 public computers, copy machines and also a fax machine for use by our patrons. Copies are 25 cents for black and white and 60 cents for color. It costs $1 per page to fax.
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Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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