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  • Writer's pictureMichael Bleming

In the book stacks

Atlantic County Library

The Atlantic County Library System/Hammonton is located at 451 S. Egg Harbor Rd. and may be reached by calling (609) 561-2264. Follow the Atlantic County Library System on Facebook (, Twitter (@ACLSLibrarian) and Instagram (

Many library services are available 24/7 at

To view their full calendar of events, visit Registration required for all programs.

Masks are optional, but social distancing is still in effect. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Lego Club: March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open to ages 5 and older. Registration is required. Join our Lego Club and create your own Lego designs. All supplies are provided.

Toddler Storytime and Craft: All children ages 1.5 to 3 are invited on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. The latest books and some old favorites will help introduce new vocabulary and reinforce learning. Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, games and movement while building language and literacy skills.

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Bracelets: Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 5 and older. Registration required. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a DIY rainbow beaded bracelet. All materials are provided.

Crafting Social Hour: Suggested for teens and adults. Registration is required. Do you like to chat with others while crafting? Bring your projects with you, (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, stencil, jewelry-making, etc.) and pass your creative time with new friends on Saturday, March 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join us each month while working on individual projects. Refreshments will be provided.

No Sew Sock Bunnies: Open to adults. Registration required. Make your own cute sock bunny on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the Spring season. All materials are provided.

Maker’s Space Sewing: Open to teens and adults. Registration is required. Discover how to sew both by hand and with machines. On Saturday, March 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. make a stuffed bunny. Also learn how to take measurements, select a pattern, and choose fabric.

Recommended Reading: Upcoming titles that will be circulating in our collection soon:

Hang the Moon

A Novel by Jeannette Walls

Most folk thought Sallie Kincaid was a nobody who’d amount to nothing. Sallie had other plans.

Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the biggest man in a small town, the charismatic Duke Kincaid. Born at the turn of the 20th century into a life of comfort and privilege, Sallie remembers little about her mother who died in a violent argument with the Duke. By the time she is just eight years old, the Duke has remarried and had a son, Eddie. While Sallie is her father’s daughter, sharp-witted and resourceful, Eddie is his mother’s son, timid and cerebral. When Sallie tries to teach young Eddie to be more like their father, her daredevil coaching leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out.

Nine years later, she returns, determined to reclaim her place in the family. That’s a lot more complicated than Sallie expected, and she enters a world of conflict and lawlessness. Sallie confronts the secrets and scandals that hide in the shadows of the Big House, navigates the factions in the family and town and finally comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.

I Will Find You

A Thriller by Harlan Coben

David Burroughs was once a devoted father to his three-year-old son Matthew, living a dream life just a short drive away from the working-class suburb where he and his wife, Cheryl, first fell in love--until one fateful night when David woke suddenly to discover Matthew had been murdered while David was asleep just down the hall.

Half a decade later, David’s been wrongly accused and convicted of the murder, left to serve out his time in a maximum-security prison—a fate which, grieving and wracked with guilt, David didn’t have the will to fight. The world has moved on without him. Then Cheryl’s younger sister, Rachel, makes a surprise appearance during visiting hours bearing a strange photograph. It’s a vacation shot of a bustling amusement park a friend shared with her, and in the background, just barely in frame, is a boy bearing an eerie resemblance to David’s son.

Even though it can’t be, David just knows: Matthew is still alive.

David plans a harrowing escape, determined to achieve the impossible—save his son, clear his own name and discover the real story of what happened. But with his life on the line and the FBI following his every move, can David evade capture long enough to reveal the shocking truth?


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