Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Books at the Library

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston's North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down -- and his crimnal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn't always better, as they Battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, "Wicked Appetite" will leave you hungry for more.

citation from Ingram, iPage.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Sale big success

The FOHL (Friends of the Hartshorne Library) participated in "Hard Time's Day" this last weekend by having a book sale. It was a big success, raising over $450, with many people coming in and buying books. We would like to thank our awesome friends group for doing such a fantastic job. We will have another sale early next year.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two Summer Reading Programs were held at the Hartshorne Public Library yesterday. The presenter was Joanne McMillan. She is a puppeteer and artistic director. Her unique style of puppeteering is a combination of storytelling with every type and size of puppet and costumes and extensive audience participation. The livelely action and dialogue was complemented with large clorful projected photos, art, animations and video clips.

The first program was for the Teens and consisited of them making puppets and rehearsing a skit. The second program for the children consisited of the Teens putting on the skit with all the kids getting to particiate. It was a big success.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Author to Visit Hartshorne Public Library

A book event is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at the Hartshorne Library at 1:00pm

Joy Jones, McAlester author, will be previewing and reading from her book, Higher Ground, One Woman’s Journey. Signed copies will be available for purchase following her presentation.

A synopsis of the book is as follows:
Coping with the trauma of her canceled wedding, 52-year-old Bonn Ritland thought she was just going for a drive to clear her mind. Instead, at her first sighting of the Sedona Red Rocks, she knew the drive down this Arizona highway was a continuation of her spiritual quest. Higher Ground chronicles four years of Bonn Ritland's life as she finds her way to more conscious living. What readers discover from the Foreword is that Bonn Ritland is a sobriquet for author Joy Jones. Writing the book as a novel freed Joy to explore her personal truth from the safety of relative objectivity. The movie-worthy story that resulted was best published as fiction--even though it's all true. Inspirational, and refreshingly candid, Higher Ground is much like Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale for its gal-pal discourses on romance, a beautiful Southwest setting, and an assortment of true-life "Millennial" males. It goes beyond a wonderful story, though. The choices--for better or for worse--made by the characters in this book tune readers into practical, creative tools they can apply to their own lives...that is if they have the courage to heed the urgings of their inner voices and pursue their own Higher Ground.

Ms. Jones moved to McAlester last year from Santa Fe, NM when she married Clint Warnock. She is a retired educator with 36 years teaching experience; Sturdent Teacher Coordinator for Northern Arizona University, and Educational Consultant for the New Mexico Dept. of Education. Currently she is available to speak to civic, corporate and spiritual audiences on Conscious Living for the 21st Century.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Nita Beshear to visit Library

The Hartshorne Library Friends of the Library are proud to bring Nita Beshear, local author, to the Hartshorne Library on May 8t at 1:00pm. This is a quote from the back of her book, "Devoted to Quilting"
"These devotionals are for quilters at all ability levels and also for lovers of quilts. From the quilt spectator to the quilting professional, a quilt is more that a simple coverlet. The process of creating a quilt provides moments of frustration, fear, stress, fun, or adventure. For the quilt spectator recipient, the quilt offers memories of these same feelings or memories of these emotional times".
Come in and enjoy listening to Nita speak of the book. She will also be happy to sign purchased books.
Refreshments will be served. Please, come support a local author.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Sherry Morrow to visit Library

To round out Library Week on Saturday, April 17 from 1pm to 3pm, Hartshorne Library will be holding a book signing for a local author. Her name is Sherry Morrow. She has written a book entitled "Woman of the Mountains". To read more about her visit her website at She will be available for questions and will have her book for sale. Come and support a local author.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

National Library Week - Fine Free Week @ Hartshorne Library

In today’s economy, what’s the one place you can go to get help with a resume, learn new job skills, connect to the Internet or just curl up with your favorite book – all for free? You can do all of that and more @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17. Hartshorne Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering amnesty on any overdue materials returned during that week. This is our way of saying thanks to the community for your patronage. Fines will also be waived for overdue materials deposited in the book return during this week.