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

 

Oct 13

Dan Kaercher Presents Iowa’s Hidden Treasures

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 “Iowa’s Hidden Treasures” by Dan Kaercher at 6:30 on Thursday evening October 16th 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.

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.  logo-300

Iowa’s Hidden Treasures
Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and Iowa Public Television host, spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s 99 counties in search of  close-to-home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers.  You’ll be amazed to learn what surprises you don’t know await right in your own backyard–Iowa.

Dan Kaercher is the retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine and host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures” and other travel-related programs aired on Iowa Public Television and other public television stations nationally. A native of Council Bluffs, he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in journalism. During his extensive, award-winning media career at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Dan served as a writer and editor for such publications as Better Homes and Gardens, WOOD magazine and BH&G Special Interest Publications. He spent 21 years as founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, published by Meredith. The popular regional publication focuses primarily on travel, food, home and garden information for readers in the 12 Midwest states ranging from Nebraska to Ohio, Michigan to Kansas (with Iowa at the heart of it all).  Dan also hosted Midwest Living Radio Magazine, which aired on more than 100 stations in the region. He is the author of three books about the Midwest and Iowa: Best of the MidwestTaste of the Midwest, and Parklands of the Midwest. Long a popular public speaker, Dan now spends his time primarily in Urbandale and Spirit Lake with his wife, Julie, their two children and two grandchildren.

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.)

NEW NONFICTION BOOKS

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

NEW FICTION BOOKS

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

NEW LARGE PRINT BOOKS

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

NEW DVDS

Dune
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

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