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HARVARD — Check out what’s new at the Harvard Public Library:

Introducing Quick Picks

Looking for a new book to read? Tired of being on a long waiting list? Check out our Quick Pick collection of new releases, bestsellers and popular books, both fiction and nonfiction. Books are available for a 14-day no-renewal loan period. Quick Pick books cannot be reserved, so stop by the library today to see what is available.

Summer reading program

Those who have read more than 30 hours and earned a book plate can come by the library to choose the book the plate will go in. Remember, you stopped counting your hours on Aug. 18. Details will be posted in the Children’s Room.

Children’s programs

Drop-in Story Times will begin again on Sept. 5.

Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m., Three Apples Storytelling Preview.

The storytelling preview features Nicolette Nordin Heavey — the Storyweaver — and Lani Peterson. Heavey is the approved storyteller for Bright Horizons childcare centers and was a featured storyteller at the 2003 Boston Globe Children’s Book Fair. Lani is a storyteller and a psychologist who shares stories that guide listeners to see the world from new perspectives.

Sept. 26, from 4 to 5 p.m., Bagels’n’Books Group for fourth- and fifth-graders.

Our book will be “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” by Kate DiCamillo, the winner of the 2006 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry. Join this once-monthly book group for a lively book discussion and a yummy afternoon snack of bagels and cream cheese. Book group members should read the whole book prior to the group meeting. Pre-register by dropping in or calling the library, and be sure to have us request a copy of the book for you.

Adult programs

The Brown Bag Book Club

This is an adult, drop-in discussion group. Just read the book and show up. It meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month, from September to June, in the Hapgood Room. Bring a lunch and we’ll supply the coffee. September’s books are “March,” by Geraldine Brooks, and “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott. For information or to reserve a book call Ann Levison at (978) 456-3394.


Did you know that you can request, reserve and renew items from home? Visit to request, reserve and renew books, or to get information on programs and new books.

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