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Wednesday, January 25 the independent film, “Anytown USA” will be shown at the library at 6:30. The film is a hilarious burlesque of a documentary following a tightly-run mayoral race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey. When the much-reviled–and legally blind–Republican incumbent Steven Lonegan boldly announces he will run for re-election, the citizens of Bogota go on the offensive to unseat him. Enter Democrat Fred Pesce, coaxed from retirement to share the ticket. With his health in question, and his politics compared to those of Tony Soprano, the field is wide open for sight-challenged town booster and former local football hero Dave Musikant to step in as a long-shot write-in independent candidate–officially making it the only mayoral race in the nation where two of the three candidates are legally blind! Add to the mix the machinations of Jesse “The Body” Ventura`s campaign manager, and “Anytown, USA” resonates as an all-too-familiar look at the charade of partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation. For reviews and more information about the film go to and scroll down to events. The film is in English and runs for 93 minutes.

IRS tax forms for 2005 are beginning to arrive at the library. Also available for patrons to review are the 2006 House bills and Senate files that will be presented during the 2006 Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature.

Winners of the Niobrara County Library Foundation’s Monday Night Football book are listed on the library’s website at under Upcoming Events.

New books in the adult library include “Six Bits a Day” by Elmer Kelton, “The Cultured Handmaiden” by Catherine Cookson, “The Warrior” by Francine Rivers, “The Cat Dancers” by P. T. Deutermann, “Poison Study” by Maria V. Snyder, “Goddesses and Angels” by Doreen Virtue, “John” by Cynthia Lennon, “Teacher Man” by Frank McCourt, and “Utah Beach” by Joseph Balkoski.

For the young adult, there is “Holly’s Story” by Lurlene McDaniel and “The Afterlife” by Gary Soto.

Our junior readers will enjoy “Emily Rodda’s Raven Hill Mysteries : The Ghost of Raven Hill and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Black Water Creek” by Deborah Kent and “The Last of the Sky Pirates” by Paul Stewart.

Our youngest readers will be sure to like “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon, “Love, Lizzie” by Lisa Tucker McElroy and “One Incredible Dog!: Boone” by Chris Williams.

“Ukrainian Folktales!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. Storyhour is held every Tuesday throughout the year for children ages three through kindergarten.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the
Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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