The Archer Public Library was used by three hundred and nine patrons during the week of April 15th – April 19th. Two hundred and two books and eighty-three videos were checked out during the week.

Thank you to Ronnie & Cheryl Beesinger, and Joe & Cari Guidry for their donations in memory of Terry Johnson.

Bring the kids next Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00PM to join in the Rhythm Path Drum Circle. Everyone will be given a drum to play and watch the facilitator to show them how to play the drum. Everyone starts out on a simple rhythm that is developed into more advanced rhythms by the end of the drumming session. Songs, dynamics, laughter, call & response rhythms, are integrated into the drumming. Most importantly is the goal of working as a team to build the facilitated rhythms. Everyone learns about the culture of West Africa and leaves with a smile on their face!

Also, next week, the Archer Public Library in partnership with the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will begin the One World Gallery Art Camp. School age children 6+ will participate in visual arts projects including anime drawing, sculpting, and more! The program will be held in the library June 10th through July 3rd on Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. One time $10 supply fee per child for all 4 weeks of camp.

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Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

Check out “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro at the Archer Public Library

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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

Check out “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson at the Archer Public Library

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