The Abington Community Library will be closed Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27 in observance of the
Memorial Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28 (9 am to 9 pm).
New Fiction for Adults
“The Afterlife of Emerson Tang” – by Paula Champa. Four unlikely adventurers, united in the aim to reunite the original body and engine of a prized collectors’ 1954 Beacon automobile, become pitted against one another in their quest to claim it. Each new clue takes one closer to triumph, but also takes these characters, each grieving a deep loss, toward finding missing pieces of their own lives. They discover that the importance of the classic vehicle takes them on a fast-paced ride through the twentieth century.
“The Ashford Affair” – by Lauren Willig. At her grandmother Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday, Clementine Evans hears, for the first time, hints about a long-buried family secret that will lead her on a journey into the past that could change her own life. Addie grew up at Ashford Park in the early twentieth century, raised together with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. The two became closer than sisters but Clemmie discovers that something came along that couldn’t be shared, when the bond of sisterhood was tested by a bond that is even stronger.
“Juggernaut” – by Adam Baker. Seven mercenaries form an unlikely crew of battle-scarred privateers, killers and thieves, veterans of a dozen war zones, eager to test the rumor that somewhere in the Iraqi desert there is an abandoned convoy containing millions of pounds of Saddam’s gold. They make their way to the ancient ruins where the convoy was last seen, and although all seems eerily quiet and deserted when they arrive, the men soon find themselves caught in a desperate battle for their lives.
“The Whiteness of the Whale” – by David Poyer. Dr. Sara Pollard, a primate behaviorist, accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist. Sara and the other crew members will confront hostile whalers, brutal weather, dangerous ice, near-mutiny, and romantic conflict as they shadow the Japanese fleet in the stormy Antarctic Sea where it continues to kill and process endangered whales in declared sanctuaries.
Registration for Summer Reading Programs for all ages (adults, teens and children) will begin on JUNE 10. Registration is now underway for several series of Story Hours for children scheduled for June and July. Call or stop in for more information (587-3440).