Live Every Friday Morning, 10am
Grab your favorite morning drink and tune in to hangout with Ariel, our Public Services Librarian, every Friday morning at 10am on our Facebook page or catch it later on our YouTube channel. Hear about new book releases, book recommendations and listen to a variety of guests as they talk about their favorite books, authors and so much more! Watch our promo video above!
Adult Summer Reading Programs
HML is excited to offer a number of summer reading activities and programs to our adult patrons. Continue to watch this page as we add virtual local author talks, escape rooms and more!
Summer Reading Bingo
Monday June 29-Friday August 28
Get your summer reading on! Play Summer Reading Bingo for a chance to win two great prize packs. Which way will you make your line? Will you choose a short story collection and a western or a book about magic and a book published the year you were born. So many choices and a whole summer to choose. Download the sheets below and hand the filled in sheet(s) to the front desk or place in a returned book, we’ll keep an eye out for it. Have fun!
Local Author Summer Series: Alice Lichtenstein
Wednesday August 12, 7:00pm
Join us for an evening with Pulitzer nominated local author, Alice Lichtenstein as we talk about her new book, The Crime of Being. The book explores the effects of a racial incident―how it divides a seemingly homogeneous community over the course of a summer and exposes its dark secrets.
This event will be on Zoom. Register here to receive the Zoom meeting ID and password.
Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from Boston University. She received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony.
Her novel, The Crime of Being (Upper Hand Press, 2019) was nominated for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and has received many accolades.
Alice lives in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches creative writing at Hartwick College, and in Surry, Maine.
Virtual Book Club
Tuesday August 25 7:00pm
This month we are reading “A House of Ghosts” by W.C. Ryan. The book is available through our streaming service, Hoopla, in ebook format only. However, you can opt to place a hold on the book or audiobook through 4cls.org.
The book discussion will be held on Zoom on Tuesday August 25th at 7:00pm.
Zoom Meeting ID: 367 869 4581
“Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, armaments manufacturer Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons, both of whom died at the front.
Among the guests, two have been secretly dispatched from the intelligence service: Kate Cartwright, a friend of the family who lost her beloved brother at the Somme and who, in the realm of the spiritual, has her own special gift; and the mysterious Captain Donovan, recently returned from Europe. Top secret plans for weapons developed by Lord Highmount’s company have turned up in Berlin, and there is reason to believe enemy spies will be in attendance. As the guests arrive, it becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends, they find themselves trapped on the island. Soon one of their number will die. For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . .
An unrelenting, gripping mystery, packed with twists and turns and a kindling of romance.”
Zoom Meeting ID: 367 869 4581
Get rewarded for doing what you love! Fill out the raffle ticket that comes with your book then return it in the book for a chance to show off your love of HML with a branded tote full of goodies. There will be a drawing for July and August. The more you read the better your chances! Good luck and happy reading.