February is “I Love to Read” Month! Stop by and write the title of a book you love on a paper heart and hang it in the window. Share your love of reading with Heart of America Library community!
New in Fiction is True North by Gary Eller. The book description reads “Life has always been difficult and dangerous for those living on and around the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a secret. Everyone thinks they’re only connected to their neighbors by the backwater town they share. Orphaned Sioux Ida Florence Little Shay is determined to escape the life before her, but her course of action only draws her into a world of increasing conflict and deepening poverty. Young Fawn Breen appears as if she is from a different century. With her primitive, animalistic father as her only companion, she is forced to look after herself when she is thrust into society. Harold Peavey is an idealistic young man who finds his views of the world in severe conflict with those around him, facing ostracism by his community when he refuses to abandon his beliefs. Enduring mistakes, tragedies, secrets, and long-held grudges spanning the 1930s-1960s that have permanently marked them, these three Great Plains farm families clash together as they struggle to survive and find their way in an ever-changing world.”
Story Hour times for February are Friday, February 11 and Friday, February 25, from 10:15 – 11:15 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.
The next book club is Tuesday, March 1 at 10 AM. The book is “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict. The book description reads “Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the woman who shares her name has vanished, and assuming her identity just might get Clara some money to send back home. Clara must rely on resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for and an uncanny understanding of business, attributes that quickly gain her Carnegie’s trust. But she still can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future―and her family’s.”
New titles in Junior Nonfiction are “Night Creatures: Animals that Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep” by Rebecca E. Hirsch, “How to Build an Insect” by Roberta Lynn Gibson, and “What Can You Hear?” by Zoe Clarke.
The library has free wifi, 4 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use.
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.