New Titles at the Library:

We have added several non-fiction adult titles to the shelves this week. One of them, “The Secret Lives of Color” by Kassia St. Clair, tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. – Amazon. Sounds like an interesting read.

            Other non-fiction titles are “Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you” by Jason Reynolds; “Fourteen talks by age Fourteen: the essential conversations you need to have with your kids before they start high school – and how best to have them” by Michelle Icard; “Assume Nothing: a story of Intimate Violence” by Tanya Selvaratnam; and “The Babysitter: my summers with a serial killer” by Liza Rodman.

            A few DVDs have been added to our collection including Breaking Dawn – parts 1 & 2, Eclipse, 50 Years and Counting, The Mayo Clinic Diet: the Healthy Approach to Weight Loss, Twilight, New Moon, Tiger-Tastic 3 pack, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Mister Rogers Mets New Friends Collection, Age of Heroes, American Made, and Change of Plans.

            New magazines this week include Birds & Blooms, Country Woman, Taste of Home, Family Handyman, Health, and the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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Library Book Group

Adult Book Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet again on Tuesday, April 6 at 10 AM in the West Room. The book chosen for this meeting is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Reese Witherspoon had this to say about this fiction selection: “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy if you would like to join the discussion.

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Story Time

Story Hour will be held on Fridays, April 2, April 16 and April 30 at 10:15AM in the Miss Marlys Room.  We sincerely thank the Striving Readers Literacy Committee members for organizing these sessions.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Heart of America Library

is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Accessing the library version of from home

Due to widespread library closures in response to the global pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition is now available outside our library by using this URL:

From home, a patron will need to sign in through the ODIN authgate using a library’s remote access credentials. That is site the above link takes you to. At that ODIN website, sign in with the following information.

For 14 digit barcode, enter: 23125001134194

For password, enter: heart

(note that the password must be all lower-case)

Then, click the “Public, K12, Special Libraries Logon” button.

That should take you to the ancestry website.

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New Library Procedures

The Heart of America Library is now open to the public and will return to our regular operating hours.  There are some guidelines, and we ask the cooperation of patrons:

If you are sick or feeling unwell please do not come to the library – opt for delivery or curbside pickup.

If you would rather not come into the library, we will continue to do delivery and curbside pick-up.

If you would like to come into the library we will be here for regular hours. Patrons are encouraged to select items and leave in a timely manner.

Social distancing is encouraged. Use the sanitizer unit on the small table by the entrance when you enter the building.

Please put all returns in the book drop outside.  Items will continue to be quarantined for a week.

When checking out items, put each item through the opening in the plexi-glass dividers, allowing them to be scanned. The employee will not be touching the item, only scanning.

Only two public computers will be available. Only adult usage for business purposes…no games, etc.

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