Library News December 31, 2021

Happy New Year from Heart of America Library!

New in Christian Fiction is the “Sensible Shoes” series by Sharon Garlough Brown.  The description reads “These four books tell the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation:

Hannah, a pastor who doesn’t realize how exhausted she is.

Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester who is haunted by her past.

Mara, a woman who has experienced a lifetime of rejection and is now trying to navigate a difficult marriage.

Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right.

You’re invited to join these four women as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation.

Along the way, readers will be taken into a new understanding of key spiritual practices and find tangible support for the deeper life with God.”

The four books in the series are: “Sensible Shoes: A Story About the Spiritual Journey,”  “Two Steps Forward:  A Story of Persevering in Hope,” “Barefoot:  A Story of Surrendering to God,” and “An Extra Mile:  A Story of Embracing God’s Call.”

Also new in adult fiction is “Chain of Command” by Marc Cameron, “The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves, “In Plain Sight” by DeAnna Julie Dodson, “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich, and “Bitter Roots” by Jan Fields.

Story hour will be Friday, January 14 and Friday, January 28.  Start time is 10:15 am.  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. We have a wonderful group of volunteers that always have fun activities planned!  Thank you to The Literacy Committee volunteers!

We are having a book sale! It is going to be a big one!  It starts Monday, January 17 and goes through Saturday, January 22 during regular library hours.  Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardcovers for $1.00, or fill a bag for $5.00 (we provide the bag).

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 closed Saturday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

Regular library hours are:

            10 am until 6 pm Monday through Thursday,

            10 am to 5 pm on Fridays and

            Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.

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