Check It Out! Archer Public  Library

Gretchen Abernathy-Kuck 

The Archer Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2020 is going virtual! While we’re disappointed that we can’t gather at the library for shows this year, our wonderful presenters have created videos and workshops for all to enjoy. Check our Facebook page for links to the shows, and to sign up for the Summer Reading Contest. If you are not on Facebook, you can also email the library for access at archerlibrarian@gmail.com

Updates on library services effective July 6, 2020:

The library will go back to Curbside Checkout for books, DVDs, printing, and faxing.

Free WiFi is still available in the parking lot, call for the password.

We will be trying something new this time and offering library computer use by appointment in 1 hour increments. Masks will be required during these appointments. Call (940) 574-4954 to schedule an appointment.

If there is any other service you were needing that is not listed here, please call! I will be happy to help in any way that I can.

Visit our website at archer.ploud.net to access our virtual collections!

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1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.

To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear.

Check out “Flight Girls” by Noelle Salazar at the Archer Public Library

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Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they’re pretty confident that a friendship among them isn’t in the cards.

Jewel is Hollywood royalty: as the teenage star of the TV show “Daddy’s Girl,” her face is instantly recognizable all across America. Now, though, she wants two things-to get a serious education, and to leave her controlling stage mother behind. Regina is the definitive upper-middle-class African-American girl. Her picture-perfect parents are what she calls “black Ward and June Cleavers” and their goals for her are like a stranglehold. No one can see, though, how far Regina’s rebellious side will take her (or how treacherous it will become). Carmen is just trying to get by. A child of the projects whose father is dead and whose mother has vanished, Carmen has been raised by her abusive brother. Columbia is the way for her to get a better life-if she can hold down two jobs and keep her GPA up.

When the three of them meet, their lives are at a crossroad. And as the years progress, from the 1980s to the present day, they are challenged by drug addiction, fame, secrets from the past, sickness, betrayal, and the darkest things women can face. One of them won’t survive. But what will be the lasting legacy of their friendship? Better Than I Know Myself is a novel of heartache, triumph, tears, and the unshakeable bonds among women.

Check out “Better Than I Know Myself” by Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant at the Archer Public Library’s website archer.ploud.net via TumbleBooks.

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