Tuesday, February 9 the library will be hosting a brown bag book discussion at noon featuring the Niobrara County Reads book “Wife of Moon” by Margaret Coel. Randy Rose will facilitate the discussion and participants from WWC will join in as well.
The Friends of the Library will be presenting the first of three Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) programs on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. “Officer Buckle & Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann will be presented as a skit; children will all be able to select their very own book to keep and there will be crafts and snacks included in the fun. Founded in 1966, RIF is the oldest and largest children’s and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. Through community volunteers throughout the U.S. RIF provides 4.4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources each year. For more information call the library at 334-3490.
Forty years ago Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, disappeared in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, is hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance and he is assisted by Lisbeth Salander, a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed super hacker. This unlikely team will discover an amalgam of love, murder, family saga, and financial intrigue. The sequel, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” is also available.
Other new fiction books include “The Perfect Liar” by Brenda Novak, “Under the Dome” by Stephen King, “Hidden Currents” by Christine Feehan, “Too Much Money” by Dominick Dunne, “Seduced by His Touch” by Tracy Anne Warren and “The Honor of Spies” by W.E.B. Griffin. “Fallen” by Lauren Kate and “Tempted” by P.C. Cast are new in the Young Adult section.
New non-fiction books are “Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by Greg Mortenson, “Eat Your Way to Happiness: 10 Diet Secrets to Improve Your Mood, Curb Your Cravings, Keep the Pounds Off” by Elizabeth Somer and “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us” by Ralph Nader.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library features: “The Holocron Heist” by Rob Valois, “Murder at Midnight” by Avi and “The Circus Horse” by Alison Lester. Also in is “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano, “Who Stole Norton?” by Bernadette Kelly and “Johnny Tractor Saves the Parade” by Dena Neusner.
“Valentines!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 11. This weekly program is held 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!