Niobrara County News

Library News

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in observance of Veterans Day . We will be open at 10 a.m. on November 12th.

Friday, November 6 from 7-9 p.m. the Wyoming Humanities Council will be presenting a video-conference program, “What’s News?” at the Niobrara County School District Office. The conference will gather participants from Greybull, Lander, Laramie and Lusk along with facilitators to discuss current events. For information locally call the library at 334-3490.

The third film in the four-part film series featuring Wyoming will be shown on Monday, November 16 at 6 p.m. In “Badlands” Kit Carruthers, a young garbage collector and his girlfriend Holly Sargis are on the run after killing Holly’s father, who disagreed with their relationship. On their way towards the Badlands of Montana they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders. The script was based on the true story of the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958 and stars Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek and Warren Oates. The evening will feature a light meal and film discussion with Deane Tucker from Chadron State College. For more information about this program call the library at 334-3490.

A new mystery book is “The Silent Spirit” by Margaret Coel. In 1922 Arapahos from the Wind River Reservation were recruited to appear as extras in a film in Hollywood. All of them returned except Charlie Wallowingbull. His great-grandson, Kiki, believes that Charlie didn’t abandon his family but was murdered and he goes to California to find the killer. When Kiki’s frozen body is found by Father John O’Malley, O’Malley teams up with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden to search for a link between the two deaths separated by decades.

Other new fiction books include “At the King’s Command” by Susan Wiggs, “The Scoop” by Fern Michaels, “Honor in the Dust” by Gilbert Morris, “Storms of Visions” by Christina Dodd and “The Sword of the Lady” by S. M. Stirling.

New non-fiction books are “Civil War Wives: the Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant” by Carol Berkin, “Traveling with Pomegranates: a Mother-Daughter Story” by Sue Monk Kidd and “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook” by Debbie Macomber.

A new book for the young adults is “Intertwined” by Gena Showalter.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles: “The Orange Slipknot” by Jan Young and “Found” by Margaret Peterson Haddix. New easy titles are “Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On” by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, “Goldilicious” by Victoria Kann, and “Underpants On My Head” by Jessica Harper.

“Kings & Queens!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12. 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!

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