What's new at the Harrington Public Library


With the end of December drawing near, the holiday credit card bills are sure to be rolling in soon.  This doesn’t mean that one has to give up reading new releases though, just come check out some new books at the Harrington Public Library.

Calvin Trillin has just published his new nonfiction book entitled “Deciding the Next Decider:  The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme.”  Filled with humor and satire, this is sure to entertain, if not delight, everyone who followed the politics leading up to the 2008 election.  His work is interspersed with additional poems and songs commenting on supplementary aspects of the politicians and the race towards the presidency. One is entitled “What Could You Buy for What It Costs to Run for President?”

One of the new Young Adult books the library received is “Bog Child” by Siobhan Dowd.  Set in Ireland in the 1980s, Dowd tells the story of the hard life there.  Fergus, the protagonist of the story, finds the body of a possibly murdered child in a bog.  As he attempts to keep up with his family in this changing world, the child’s voice haunts him at night.  Besides having to deal with issues such as his brother going on a hunger-strike while in prison, Fergus must attempt to discover the story behind the child in the bog.

Finally, a story for the children?“Two Bobbies” by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery.  This non-fiction story is about a cat and a dog, both bobtailed, who stick together to survive Hurricane Katrina.  Bobbi the dog and Bob Cat are stuck in New Orleans because their owners are not allowed to take their pets.  Larson and Nethery follow the two animals as they weather the flood with no food and no shelter.  When the animals are finally taken to a shelter for pets after construction begins in New Orleans, the workers at the shelter make a shocking discovery about the two Bobbies.  What this is, and how the two find their forever home can be discovered by coming down to the library to check out our new books.