• Michael Bleming

In The Book Stacks Atlantic County Library News


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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 (facebook.com/atlanticlibrary ), Twitter (@ACLSLibrarian) and Instagram (instagram.com/aclslibrarian).


The library will be closed on November 8 for Election Day, November 11 for Veterans Day and November 24 for Thanksgiving Day.


Many library services are available 24/7 at www.atlanticlibrary.org.


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


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


Toddler Storytime: All children ages 1.5 to 5 are invited on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (except November 8). 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 literacy skills.


Lego Club: November 1 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.


Crafts: Make a leaf wreath on November 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and pinecone turkeys on November 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open to ages 5 to 12. Registration is required.

Make a decorative seasonal wreath out of fall leaves (on November 2) and cute pinecone turkeys for your Thanksgiving centerpiece (November 16). All materials are provided.


Talewise Music Show: November 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Open to ages 3-11.

Registration is required. Join us for a fun-filled, interactive musical event with performing group, Talewise. Explore music, song, creative movement and critical thinking. Help solve the Mystery of the Missing Band through Action Storytelling.


Makerspace Sewing: November 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Suggested for teens and adults. Registration is required. Learn how to sew by hand and machines. Also learn how to take measurements, choose a pattern and choose fabric. On November 12 make a bowl cozy.


Adult Crafts: Make painted holiday ornaments on November 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open to adults. Registration is required. Make your own painted holiday globe ornaments. All materials are provided.


Family Movie Night: Suggested for ages 4 and older, registration required. Join us on November 29 for Minions: The Rise of Gru (Rated PG) and refreshments.


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


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Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six


A Novel by Lisa Unger

What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef.

Hannah’s loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the listing online. The reviews are stellar. It’s his birthday gift to Hannah and includes their spouses and another couple. The six friends need this trip with good food, good company and lots of R & R, far from the chatter and pressures of modern life.


But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare. A deadly storm is brewing. The rental host seems just a little too present. The personal chef reveals that their beautiful house has a spine-tingling history.

And the friends have their own complicated past, with secrets that run blood deep. How well does Hannah know her brother, her own husband? Can she trust her best friend? And who is the new boyfriend, crashing their party? Meanwhile, someone is determined to ruin the weekend, looking to exact a payback for deeds long buried. Who is the stranger among them?


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We Are the Light


A Novel by Matthew Quick

Lucas Goodgame lives in Majestic, Pennsylvania, a quaint suburb that has been torn apart by a recent tragedy.

Everyone in Majestic sees Lucas as a hero—everyone, that is, except Lucas himself.

Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night in the form of an angel, Lucas spends his time writing letters to his former Jungian analyst, Karl. It is only when Eli, an eighteen-year-old young man whom the community has ostracized, begins camping out in Lucas’s backyard that an unlikely alliance takes shape and the two embark on a journey to heal their neighbors and, most importantly, themselves.