Plan now to attend the Open Air Theatre scheduled for Friday, July 24 at 8:30 p.m. on the library lawn. Bring your own lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy the family film, “Secondhand Lions.” This comedic film follows the adventures of a shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncles (Michael Caine, Robert Duvall). At first shocked by his uncles’ unconventional behavior that includes ordering African lions through the mail, the boy soon becomes enthralled with unraveling the mystery that has followed the uncles for years. Hearing tales of their exotic adventures involving kidnapped princesses, Arabian sheiks and lost treasure, not only brings him closer to his uncles but also teaches him what it means to believe in something… whether it’s true or not.
The film “Flushed Away” is scheduled to be shown on Thursday, July 30. This animated feature is rated PG and is 90 minutes long. The library will provide the popcorn, bring your own drinks.
Wyoming author, Craig Johnson visited the library last week and entertained attendees with stories about his books and travels. His newest book “The Dark Horse” was just recently released. The suspense is heavy as readers discover why Wade Barsad locked his wife, Mary’s, horses in the barn and burned the animals alive. To further thicken the plot, Mary shot Wade in the head 6 times – or so the story goes. Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn’t believe Mary’s confession and even though the crime is outside his jurisdiction, he’s determined to dig deeper. Call the library at 334-3490 to reserve this title.
Other new fiction includes “Knock Out” by Catherine Coulter, “The Walking People” by Mary Beth Keane, “Gold of Kings” by Davis Bunn, “The Story Sisters” by Alice Hoffman, “Skin Trade” by Laurell K. Hamilton and “A Dream to Call My Own” by Tracie Peterson.
New non-fiction books are “Prose and Cons of Poetry” by Wallace Betz, “Supersize ’em: 22 Quilts From Oversized Blocks” by Debby Kratovil and “Healing with Vitamins: the Best Nutrients to Slow, Stop, and Reverse Disease” from Rodale Health Books.
A new book for young adults is “Sunrise Over Fallujah” by Walter Dean Myers.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Willow the Wednesday Fairy” by Daisy Meadows, “Poppy and Ereth” by Avi and “Travel Team” by Mike Lupica. New picture books are “Spider-man Versus Electo” by Susan Hill, “The Backyardigans” by Joanna Spathis and “Dinotrux” by Chris Gall.
“Fair Time!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30. Storyhour is held on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year 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!