Harrisville and Lincoln branches will be open at 50% capacity beginning June 1st. Hours will be reduced at Harrisville, M-F 10 am-6 pm, Lincoln’s hours will be M-F 12-6 pm. Caledonia (Hubbard Lake) will have touchless pickup only. Hours will be Monday - Thursday 1:00-5:30 pm and Friday 12:00 noon-4:00 pm. Mikado will have touchless pickup only. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm. Harrisville patrons will use the North (back) entrance; South entrance will be closed (usable as exit, not entrance). Patrons will be limited to 25 at Harrisville, 10 at Lincoln and Curtisville Township. Touchless Pick-Up will be available, upon request. Full occupancy and normal hours to resume in July!
Bessie Bawtry is a young girl living in the early 1900s in Breaseborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, England. Unusually gifted, she longs to escape a life burdened by unquestioned tradition. She studies patiently, dreaming of the day when she will take the entrance exam for Cambridge and be able to leave her narrow world. A generation later, Bessie's daughter Chrissie feels a similar impulse to expand her horizons, which she in turn passes on to her own daughter.
Nearly a century later, Bessie's granddaughter, Faro Gaulden, finds herself listening to a lecture on genetics and biological determinism. She has returned to Breaseborough and wonders at the families who remained in the humble little town where Bessie grew up. Confronted with what would have been her life had her grandmother stayed, she finds herself faced with difficult questions. Is she really so different from the plain South Yorkshire locals? As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself-not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be nearing extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence.
The Peppered Moth is a brilliantly conceived novel, full of irony, sadness, and humor.