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Wyoming Reads’ was celebrated at the library last Wednesday with Niobrara County first grade children enjoying lunch along with members of the Future Business Leaders of America, Library Board members, teachers and parents. The books, “The Younger Brother’s Survival Guide: by Matt” by Lisa Kopelke was presented in story form by Asa Erlewine and “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” by Karen Beaumont was performed musically by Luke Frye and Mr. Hills. Children will travel to Casper on May 15 to participate in the Natrona County program. Nearly 7000 children throughout Wyoming will receive hardback books for their very own as well as library cards in many communities. The program is sponsored by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation.

“Spitfire Grill” will be featured on May 30 as part of the Snapshots of Society film series. When Percy Talbot (Alison Elliott) is released from prison she has no family or home to go back to. She decides to make a fresh start in a small Maine town. In return for a room, Percy begins work for Hannah Ferguson (Ellen Burstyn), the indomitable owner of The Spitfire Grill. Percy is treated with both scorn and suspicion by some but compassion by Shelby Goddard (Marcia Gay Harden), who helps Percy run the grill after Hannah has an accident. Together, they forge a friendship that transforms both their lives. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. and a light meal will be provided. Discussion will include participants from the Wyoming Women’s Center.

New fiction includes “The Rock Orchard” by Paula Wall, which is a truly unique love story about powerful men, the power of God, and the ultimate power of extraordinary women. Other new titles include “Swimming Lessons” by Mary Alice Monroe, “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “The Marriage Game” by Fern Michaels, “The Jury Master” by Robert Dugoni and “I Heard That Song Before” by Mary Higgins Clark. New titles in non-fiction are “Fit and Sexy for Life” by Kathy Kaehler, “175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics” by Judith Finlayson, and “Your Best Life Now For Moms” by Joel Osteen.

New books in the Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library include these junior titles “The High Power of Lucky” by Susan Patron and “Crossing the Wire” by Will Hobbs. New easy titles are “Equal Shmequal” by Virginia Kroll, “The Famous Adventures of a Bird-Brained Hen” by Jessica Souhami and “Cake, Cake, Cake, Pie” by Sally Kahler Phillips.

“Shapes” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 and Thursday, May 24. Storyhour is held every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. and repeated each Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 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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