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The Friends of the Library presented a great Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program last week. Over 100 children and adults were on hand to enjoy the talents of professional puppeteer, Markie Scholz as she presented the show, “In the Center of Things.” Children also selected their very own book(s) to take home as well. The final RIF program will be held on Wednesday, April 8 and lots of fun is being planned by the Friends of the Library!

“Saved” will be shown at the library on Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. This film, directed by Brian Dannelly depicts the journey to adulthood which becomes especially difficult for Mary, a good Christian girl who is one of the “in-crowd” at her Christian high school. Mary’s perfect life unravels and her beliefs are challenged by attacks led by her best Christian friend Hilary Faye. The film stars Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin and Eva Amurri. This is the third film in the American Journeys: Border Lines in American Life series which explores journeys from the margins and the mainstream of American Life through the lens of popular Hollywood film. The film showings begin with a free meal and include audience discussion lead by Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College.

A new fiction book is “Dark of Night” by Suzanne Brockmann. Badly shaken after the loss of one of their own, a team from Troubleshooters, Inc. goes after the organization called The Agency. It soon becomes clear that the hunters have become the hunted, and the team is no longer trying to solve a crime – they are fighting for survival.

Other new fiction books include “Orchard of Hope” by Ann H. Gabhart, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”by Jamie Ford, “Fireside” by Susan Wiggs, “Faces of Fear” by John Saul, “True Colors” by Kristin Hannah and “A Darker Place” by Jack Higgins.

New non-fiction books are “Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy” by Stephen Leeb, Ph. D., “Red Desert: History of a Place” edited by Annie Proulx and “The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation” by Melody Beattie.

A new young adult book is “After Tupac and D Foster” by Jacqueline Woodson.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Durinda’s Dangers” by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and “Scat” by Carl Hiaasen. New easy titles are “All God’s Critters” by Bill Staines and “Bertie: Just Like Daddy” by Marcus Pfister.

“Spring’s Here! is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26. Storyhour is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 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 1994, if you happen to have any issues in this range and would consider donating them please stop by.

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