Sep 23

David Thoreson Humanities Iowa Presentation

logo-300Delta Kappa Gamma, Shelby County University Women, Delphians, Harlan Literary Club, and the Harlan Community Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called “The Northwest Passage in the Era of Climate Change” by David Thoreson at 10:00 on Saturday morning October 11th at the Harlan Community Library. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

This presentation includes a more in-depth look at the science of climate change with the emphasis on the Arctic. Using David’s unique northern experiences, he explores the state of the polar ice cap, changes in native villages, culture, tourism, resource development and the northern sea routes with increasing shipping and commerce in the Arctic.

David Thoreson is a professional photographer and explorer from Lake Okaboji. He has bicycled around the United States, Canada, and New Zealand and explored oceans and polar regions of the world. He is a frequent contributor to The Iowan Magazine and Iowa Public Television. His book One Island, One Ocean was published in 2011 and features over 350 of David’s still images documenting his sailing voyage around the Americas.

This program is funded from Humanities Iowa, a private non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 755-5934 in advance. This program is free and open to the public.

Please join us on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00, at the library for David Thoreson’s presentation The Northwest Passage in the Era of Climate Change.

Sep 18

Library Lines – September 11, 2014

The library is glad to offer a new service to the public. We are now able to repair CDs, DVDs, and Bu-Ray Discs. The cost is $2.00 per disc, with a limit of 5 at a time. This repair process works on audio, video, and data discs (for computers and game systems.)


One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future by Ben Carson
In the Kingdom Of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage Of the USS Jeanette by Hampton Sides
Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide: The Modern Guide: The Modern Era by Leonard Maltin
America: Imagine A World Without Her by Dinesh D’Souza
Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story Of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town In Cahoots by Bryce T. Bauer
The Myth Of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 by Lisa Tetrault
A Mind For Numbers: How To Excel At Math and Science ( Even If You Flunked At Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
Living Vegan For Dummies by Alexandra Jamieson


We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig  Albert
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Son Of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen
Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
An Italian Wife by Ann Hood
Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
Private Down Under by James Patterson
A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin
Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel – Book 10 by Jan Karon
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
The Eye Of Heaven by Clive Cussler
Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman
Haunted by Kay Hooper
The 6th Extinction by James Rollins
Don’t Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz
Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly


The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
A Shinning Light by Judith Miller
The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Tattered Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Healing Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
In the Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Child Of Mine by David Lewis


Blue Streak
State Of Play
First Knight
Blown Away
All Quiet On the Western Front

Sep 10

Library and Lunch Book Discussion October 14, 2014 12:00 – 1:00

“…set in rural Mississippi.  In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32″ Jones were boyhood pals.  Their worlds were as different as night and day.  Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother.  Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond.  But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again.  She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit.  The incident shook the county and perhaps Silas most of all.  His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.  More than twenty years have passed.  Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion.  Silas has returned as a constable.  He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again.  And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they’ve buried and ignored for decades”  Provided by publisher

Sep 02

Library Lines – August 28, 2014


Fatal Conceit by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber
Top Secret by W.E.B. Griffin
The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Sign Painter by Davis T. Bunn
Big Little Lies by Liane  Moriarty
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke
The Book Of Life by Deborah Harkness
The Care and Management Of Lies: A Novel Of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear
Support and Defend by Tom Clancy
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks
The Hexed by Heather Graham
Swan Point by Sherryl Woods
The Forsaken by Ace Atkins
Unwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman


Fast Track by Julie Garwood
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke
Support and Defend by Tom Clancy
Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods
Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand
The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs
Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling


Now That’s What I Call Music # 48
Now That’s What I Call Music # 49
Now That’s What I Call Music # 50
2011 Grammy Nominees
2012 Grammy Nominees
2013 Grammy Nominees
2014 Grammy Nominees
Frozen- Soundtrack
Muppets Most Wanted – Soundtrack


Muppets Most Wanted
Rio 2
The Lemon Drop Kid
Safe Haven
Rizzoli and Isles – Season 1
Ride Along
Orange Is the New Black – Season 1
Heaven Is For Real
Son Of God
The Monuments Men

Aug 12

Library and Lunch Book Discussion September 9, 2014 12:00 – 1:00

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell.

In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage-clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend’s attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital–where she has been locked away for more than sixty-one years.  Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child.  But Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in Esme’s face.  If iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

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