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November 2020

Volume 10, Issue 8

A Newsletter of the Blue Mountain Community Library

Special Book Nook half-price sale days

Friday, November 13

          9 am -1 pm

Friday, November 20

         9 am -1 pm

Call the library to make an appointment.  

Shoppers will be allowed in three at a time and must properly wear a mask and library-issued disposable gloves.  

Shoppers will be expected to socially distance.

Cash and checks will be accepted. No $50.00 bills


Please continue to turn in Weis receipts from within the past year.  Accepting from stores in Brodheadsville, Mt. Pocono, Lords Valley, East Stroudsburg, Marshalls Creek, Bangor/Pen Argyl, and Tannersville.  They can be placed in the book drop.  Thank you!


Inside / Curbside Services

New procedures!

Beginning November 2, patrons will be allowed in the building on Mondays and Saturdays.

On Thursdays, service will be via Curbside only.  We will continue to provide Curbside Service during all shifts.

If you are interested in coming into the library:

       – You must call for an appointment.

  • Also call when you arrive at the library, as the door will be locked.
  • You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth upon exiting your car.
  • Upon entering, you are required to use hand sanitizer and will be provided with a pair of disposable gloves that must be worn while browsing.
  • You will have 15 minutes to make your selections and have items processed.
  • There is a limit of one patron permitted in the building at a time.


Upcoming book discussion group meeting on Zoom:

  • November 17 at 6:30 PM, The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Contact the library for the Zoom links.


Virtual Christmas Tree Fundraiser

        For each $5 donation, you may hang an ornament on our virtual tree in honor or memory of a person or pet.  

Your name and your message will be shared on the library website and Facebook page throughout the holiday season.

See the back of this newsletter for a donation slip to complete.



Posted on our Facebook page; call for your craft packet!


The next board meeting will be November 10 at 4 PM via Zoom.  The public is welcome to “attend” virtually.


New Fiction:

His Only Wife (Peace Adzo Medie)

Half Moon Bay (Jonathan Kellerman)

Fifty Words for Rain (Asha Lemmie)

All the Devils Are Here (Louise Penny)

The Italian Villa (Daniela Sacerdoti)

The Last of the Moon Girls (Barbara Davis)

When No One Is Watching (Alyssa Cole)

An Unfinished Story (Boo Walker)

Honeysuckle Season (Mary Ellen Taylor)

Girl Gone Mad (Avery Bishop)

The Tuscan Girl (Angela Petch)

Never Ask Me (Jeff Abbott)

The Exiles (Christina Baker Kline)

The Orphan Collector (Ellen Marie Wiseman)

The Night Portrait (Laura Morelli)

The Best of Friends (Lucinda Berry)

The Girl in White Gloves (Kerri Maher)

The Wife Who Knew Too Much (Michele Campbell)

The Lions of Fifth Avenue (Fiona Davis)

One by One (Ruth Ware)

Truths I Never Told You (Kelly Rimmer)

Playing Nice (JP Delaney)

The End of Her (Shari Lapena)


New Large Print:

Truth and Justice (Fern Michaels)

The Friendship List (Susan Mallery)


New Nonfiction:

His Truth Is Marching On (Jon Meacham)

The Answer Is… (Alex Trebek)



Book review:

In Farleigh Field

book by Rhys Bowen

review by Katy Albanese

   The summer of 1941 in Great Britain was a time of great anxiety.  The Nazis had invaded almost every country in Europe, and London was being bombed    every day.  People all over the country were fearful of a German invasion, and German spies were everywhere.

   When a parachutist lands on a country estate in Kent, MI5 starts a discreet investigation to ascertain who the man was and why he fell to his death.  Undercover agents from the area question their friends and neighbors, hoping to find out what his mission was but not wanting to learn that their acquaintances are traitors to their country.

   The author takes the reader into the world of the undercover work done by hundreds of British citizens.  They told their families they were doing clerical work when in reality they were doing vital work for the government, breaking codes, searching for spies, passing along important information to the allies.

   The mystery of who was the traitor and what the mission of the parachutist was make for a very interesting read.  Life in Great Britain during the war, the rationing, the suspicions, the bombings, all the hardships that people experienced fit into this informative, interesting story.


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My name:  ____________________________________________________


Total amount enclosed (check or exact cash amount, please, at $5 per ornament being hung):



Please hang an ornament (in honor of/in memory of) ______________________________________________________________________________


Please hang an ornament (in honor of/in memory of) ______________________________________________________________________________


Please hang an ornament (in honor of/in memory of) ______________________________________________________________________________

Drop this completed form and money in an envelope in the book drop or mail to the library.