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Newsletter

June 2021

Volume 11, Issue 6

A Newsletter of the Blue Mountain Community Library


The book group will meet on June 8  to discuss The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.  Please register by calling  the library or emailing lfarnan@epix.net by June 7.

The group meets at 6 PM, outside in the parking lot, weather permitting.  Participants must bring their own chair.  Masks are mandatory for those not vaccinated.

July 13 – Title . . . TBD

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Announcing our SUMMER HOURS EFFECTIVE June 7, 2021

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

 

MORNINGS:

Monday 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No appointment needed

Tuesday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No appointment needed

Wednesday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No appointment needed

Thursday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CURBSIDE SERVICES ONLY

Call to schedule a time

Friday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No appointment needed

Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No appointment needed

 

EVENINGS:

Monday 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No appointment needed

Thursday

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CURBSIDE SERVICES ONLY

Call to schedule a time

 

CURBSIDE SERVICES will remain available during each shift

 

PROCEDURES:

– Mask mandatory for all patrons 2 years and older

– Gloves mandatory for all patrons  – provided by the library

– No limit to the length of time in the building

– A limit of 15 individuals, including library personnel, will be allowed in the building

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Reminder:

Mr. Pastie Fundraiser

Previously-purchased tickets MUST be redeemed by July 31, 2021.

Frozen pasties are available with your ticket at any time.

Baked pasties must be ordered prior to pick-up by calling Mr. Pastie at 610-863-9091.

Thank you for your support!

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The next board meeting will be June 15 at 6:30 pm outside, weather-permitting.

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Silent auction June 7-26!

Items will be displayed in the library or you may view them on our Facebook page.

Visit or call the library to place your bid.  If calling, provide your name, contact number, item number and bid amount.

Auction Items

#1.  Eternal Garden Kneeler Pad & Bench

#2.  Eternal Rechargeable Electric Swat

#3. Karriage Mate Insulated Bag – Blue

#4.  Karriage Mate Insulated Bag – Green

#5.  Cedar Trail Insulated Picnic Cooler Basket

#6.  Seabreeze Flatware Set

#7.  SavOn Fan/Heater

#8.  Luxury Sheet Set – King Size- Gray

#9.  Eternal Spray Mop

#10. Spin Mop

#11. Ecolution Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper – Red

#12. Frigidaire Non-Stick Cookware Set – Copper

#13. Parini Ceramic Bistro Grill – Red

#14. Jim Bean Cast Iron Skillet

#15. Eternal Copper Meatloaf Pan

#16.Copper Lasagna Trio Pan

#17.  AM Amy Miller Bathroom Set 

#18. Jessica Moore Backpack Bag – Gray

#19. Jessica Moore Crossbody Bag – Gray

#20. Jessica Moore Tote Bag – Gray 

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Book review:

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie book by Marie Benedict

review by Judy Piper

   As she has done in her other  books such as The Only Woman in the Room, Benedict brings to life Agatha Christie.  We think we know Agatha Christie because of her mysteries, but we soon find out we do not.

   She separates her chapters into two topics, how Agatha met her husband and their life together and Agatha’s disappearance in 1926.  This is historical fiction.   How she met her husband, the impact of her mother on her life, their daughter and her life as an author are all true.   Also, her disappearance for eleven days in 1926 was also true.  What we do not know is what they actually said to each other.

So, her story presents a mystery about a mystery writer.

   The book was entertaining to me as I have always been a fan of her mysteries but I really did not know anything about her personal life.

   If you are a fan of Agatha Christie’s novels or a fan of Marie Benedict’s books, you will enjoy this book.

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“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” – Anna Quindlen

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Book review:

The Book of Lost Names

book by Kristin Harmel

review by Nancy Chuss

   This is a book which follows the life of Evan Traube, a Jewish girl who lives with her parents in Paris during 1942.  There is the Nazi occupation and the Jewish people begin to disappear or are killed.  Her father is arrested.  Eva and her mother escape to the free zone in France.  When she gets there, they contact her to make false papers for children who have been abandoned.  To remember their Jewish lineage, she uses a 200-year-old book and codes their new and old names.

   As the Nazis get closer, she and her love Remy and the rest of the resistance are on the move.  She moves to America after the war when she learns that Remy has died.  She discovers that her book of names survives the war and in 2005 she returns to France.

   This book is a page-turner and follows the brave people who fought the Germans from the underground.  It would make a great movie!