As it is nearing the end of the month, the Copperas Cove Public Library’s calendar is fairly light on events next week as staff and volunteers prepare for May.

Aside from a square dance hosted by the Double C Square Dance group at 6:30 p.m. Friday, there is just Toddler Time and Story Time on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, at 10 a.m.

However, just because the schedule is light does not mean there is nothing new at the library, as the staff is constantly rolling out new books and movies to put on the shelves.

One of the newest books to make its way to the fiction shelf at the library is “A Harvest of Thorns” by Corbin Addison. The novel follows the story of a disgraced journalist, Joshua Griswold, who uncovers confidential information about an American company that may have caused the death of a young girl in a Bangladesh factory fire and his efforts to face off against the company’s executives in court and in the media.

The novel is a fictional take on the factual realities of labor sourcing in the fashion industry and how companies can sometimes become more concerned about their bottom lines than they are about the value of human life.

If “A Harvest of Thorns” sounds a little too heavy, the library also has several new books out for younger readers, including science-fiction novel “Empress of a Thousand Skies” by first-time author Rhoda Belleza.

The book tells the tale of a princess on the run after the death of her parents and a plot to take her down, as well. Crown Princess Rhiannon escapes an assassination attempt with the help of a refugee pilot who has been framed for the attack, and together they attempt to find a way to expose the corrupt government that has taken everything from each of them.

These novels are just a few of the new books to make their ways onto the shelves at the library, and more books and movies are coming out every week. To find out more about what is happening at the public library, call 254-547-3826 or go to www.copperascovetx.gov/library/.

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