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Author Sue Halpern, whose latest novel “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” was released in February to wide acclaim, will be at the library Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. to talk about her work as part of our Writers and Friends programming sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. Registration is requested.
“Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” is a tender, wry look at a small-town library that is the heart of a community that has seen better times. In the book, Riverton, N.H. librarian, Kit, makes an unlikely connection with a home-schooled teen doing community service at the library for the crime of stealing a dictionary and a former Wall Street whiz whose life has since come unraveled. Kirkus Review notes, “The novel is suffused with a love of books and reading — each section starts with a line of poetry from a noted poet — and in the end, the library’s endearing denizens prove to be very good company.”
Halpern’s other novels include “The Book of Hard Things,” “Four Wings and a Prayer,” “Migrations to Solitude,” “Introducing … Sasha Abramowitz,” “Can’t Remember What I Forgot” and “A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.”
Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call (518) 439-9314.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.
— Kristen Roberts