Nov 19

2014 Scholastic Book Fair

The Harlan Community Library will be hosting a 2014 Scholastic Book Fair “Sir Readalot’s Castle” from Monday, December 1st through Saturday, December 6th in the community room during regular library hours.  All proceeds go towards the purchase of books in the children’s and youth departments.

There will be something for everyone, from Picture books and Easy Readers for the younger children to the new Wimpy Kid book for the older grade levels to books for adult readers. The books are available to purchase in every price range, interest, and reading level.  It’s like a mini-bookstore where kids and families can shop for their very own books.  And you get to take them with you that very day.  No waiting for them to arrive.  You can even shop online if you don’t have time to come in.  Just check out  Use the change state – Scholastic Book Fair  Chairperson’s Toolkit ( option)

These Scholastic books would make great Christmas or birthday gifts.  There are also items that could be used as stocking stuffers for Christmas.  We will have a free gift wrap table set up for everyone’s convenience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to light up someone’s face with the excitement of reading a good book!  Mark your calendar!  Payment methods – Cash or Check.

Volunteers are needed to help run the book fair.  The schedule is set up in one hour shifts.  If you are interested in helping, please give the library a call.

See you at the Book Fair!

Nov 12

Library to be closed Wed. Nov. 19th, and Thurs. Nov. 20th

For the installation of a new server the library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 19th and 20th.

Nov 12

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

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies.  When he is urged to move on with his life by one of them, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend.


Nov 10

Library Lines – Nov. 10, 2014


The Map Of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving That the World Beyond Is Real by Eben Alexander
Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany
The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and the Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated Triumph Of Women In TV News by Sheila Weller
A Survival Guide To Parenting Teens: Talking To Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out by Joani Geltman
Easy Street The Hardway: A Memoir by Ron Perlman
End Of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness In An Age Of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard


Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Desert God: A Novel Of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith
Paris Match by Stuart Woods
An Irish Doctor In Peace and At War by Patrick Taylor
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
The King’s Curse by Phillippa Gregory
Deadline by John Sandford
Ghost Wanted by Carolyn Hart
Sidney Sheldon’s Chasing Tomorrow by Sidney Sheldon
Dick Francis’s Damage by Felix Francis
War Dogs by Greg Bear
To Everything A Season by Lauraine Snelling
Ruth’s Journey: The Story Of Mammy From Gone With the Wind by Donald Mc Caig
A Guilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas
Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin
Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson
The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield
Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Secrets Of Sloane House by Shelley Gray
A Light In the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick
The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart


Resistant by Michael Palmer
Personal : A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Remains Of Innocence by J. A. Jance
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Paris Match by Stuart Woods
The Eye Of Heaven by Clive Cussler
Love Letters by Debbie Macomber
Bone Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
Invisible by James Patterson
Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
Tucker by Louis L’Amour
Utah Blaine by Louis L’Amour


Bones: Season Seven
A Promise
Iron Eagle II
Devil’s Knot

Oct 17

Library and Lunch Book Discussion November 11, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Do You Believe in Magic? : The sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A. Offit, M.D.

“Medical expert and health advocate, Dr. Paul A. Offit offers an impassioned and meticulously researched expose of the alternative medicine industry.  A century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations, and ayurvedic remedies were considered on the fringe of medicine.  Now these practices – known variably as alternative, complementary, holistic, or integrative medicine have become mainstream, used by half of all Americans. But as Offit reveals alternative medicine – an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit the risks – can actually be harmful  to our health.  Many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly.”  Publisher


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