The Alcona County Library is pleased to announce that we will be opening to Phase 3 (50% capacity) in our reopening plan on Monday August 3, 2020. All branches will be open. Harrisville hours will remain Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Lincoln Hours will remain Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Caledonia hours will be Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm-5:30 pm, and Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Touchless Pickup Only (winter hours will be in effect October 1-April 30). Mikado Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2;00 pm-6:00 pm, with Touchless Pickup Only. In addition to the cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily. Before reopening Mikado and Caledonia branches will be sanitized. Soft seating will remain reduced/eliminated. Every other computer
will be marked out of service to increase physical distance between
patrons. Patrons will be limited to 25 at Harrisville, 10 at Lincoln. Face Masks must be used in buildings per Michigan Executive order
2020-147. Patrons will be asked to don facemasks, and facemasks will be
made available to patrons. Full details available at http://library.alcona.lib.mi.us/index.php/programs/277-reopening-plans-p3
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.