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In 1883, the young Willa Cather was plucked from her luxurious home in Virginia and dropped into the tall grass prairies of Nebraska, an experience that exhilarated her and became the force behind all of her great novels. Programming for “The Big Read: Wyoming reads My Antonia” continues with the film, “Willa Cather: the Road is All” which will be shown at the library on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Marcia Gay Harden and David Strathairn star in this 90 minute PBS production. Discussion will be facilitated by Deane Tucker, Associate Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College and Dr. Matt Evertson, Associate Professor of English also at Chadron State College. If you haven’t picked up your Catch, Read and Release copy of “My Antonia” there are still copies available at the library.

A new fiction book is “Up Close and Personal” by Fern Michaels. Trinity Henderson was conceived as a bone marrow donor in an attempt to prolong her sister’s life and then adopted out. She ran away at the age of 15 and swore never to return to Crestwood, but some ties can never be fully broken. Other new titles include “Jacob’s List” by Stephanie Grace Whitson, “Summers at Blue Lake” by Jill Althouse-Wood, “The First Commandment” by Brad Thor and “Beyond Reach” by Karin Slaughter.

New non-fiction books are “Barbaro: a Nation’s Love Story” by Tom Philbin, “Phantom Warrior: the Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney’s One-Man Stand against the Japanese in World War II” by James Bryant Johnson and “How to Shovel Manure and Other Life Lessons for the Country Woman” by Gwen Peterson.

A new title for the young adults is “Cover-up” by John Feinsten.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Football Genius” by Tim Green, “Uncivil Acts” by Carolyn Keene, “Hannah West in Deep Water” by Linda Johns and “Dog Den Mystery” by Darrel Odgers. New easy titles are “We Love School” by Marilyn Janovitz, “There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea” by Jennifer Ward, “The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-To-Be” by Mimi Grey and “Maggie and the Monster” by Elizabeth Winthrop.

“Friendly Ghosts” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 and Thursday, October 18, 2007. Storyhour is held every Tuesday and/or 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!

After 24 years we are able to begin binding The Lusk Herald newspapers again, we are missing some issues in the time period of 1984 through 1995, if you happen to have any issues in this range and would consider donating them please stop by.

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