Library News December 10, 2021

New to the shelves is “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation” by Brad Ricca.  The book description reads, “This is the shocking and amazing true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up.  Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.  Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction's greatest detective. Her poignant story reveals important clues about missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories.”

 We are accepting donations of new or gently used winter hats or gloves for the Mitten Tree which will be up during December. These are given to schools, who then distribute them to children in need. This is year 37 for this project at the Heart of America Library.

Story hour will be held Friday December 17th at 10:15.  If you have children five years of age or younger, they are welcome to attend. Children 3 or under must be attended by an adult. Thank you to The Literacy Committee volunteers!

New magazine titles include Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest Large Print, Country Woman, Country, and Family Handyman.

The Board of Trustees of the Heart of America Library will hold their next meeting on Monday, January 10 at 9 AM in the West Room at the Library.  This will be the annual meeting of the Heart of America Library.

The library has free wifi, 2 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use.

The library will be closing at 2 pm on Friday, December 24 and will be closed on Saturday, December 25.

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