Wednesday, October 13 the second film in the “Faces of Addiction” series will be shown at 6 p.m. at the library, a light meal will be served and discussion will follow. Blow chronicles the three-decade rise and fall of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a normal American kid who makes a personal vow against poverty, builds a marijuana empire in the ’60s, multiplies his fortune with the Colombian Medell�n cocaine cartel, and blows it all with a series of police busts culminating in one final, long-term jail sentence. “Your dad’s a loser,” says this absentee father to his estranged but beloved daughter, and he’s right: Blow is the story of a nice guy who made wrong choices all his life, almost single-handedly created the American cocaine trade, and got exactly what he deserved. Written by Bruce Porter, David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes; Directed by Ted Demme and starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. For more information about this series contact the library at 334-3490. This project is fund by the We the People Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Niobrara County Library.
A new suspense book is “Death on the D-List” by Nancy Grace. Violent crimes prosecutor, Hailey Dean, has a new arena: in front of the camera. She soon learns that the TV industry’s not so glamorous – but downright deadly! Once famous stars, struggling to get off the D-List and back into the lamplight are met with a bloody stage exit – murder!
Other new fiction includes “Dragongirl” by Todd McCaffrey, “Shadow Zone” by Iris Johansen, “Burn” by Nevada Barr, “Glass Rainbow” by James Lee Burke, “Twilight Serenade” by Tracie Peterson and “Live to Tell” by Lisa Gardner. New books for young adults are “My Little Phony” by Lisa Harrison, “Girl Parts” by John M. Cusick and “Spirit Bound” by Richelle Mead.
New non-fiction books are “The Fall of the House of Walworth: a Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America” by Geoffrey O’Brien, “There is No Death and There is No Dead” by Tom Butler and “The U.S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction” by Donald A. Ritchie.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Ghost of Spirit Bear” by Ben Mikaelson and “Tentacles” by Roland Smith. New picture books are “Chicken Dance” by Tammi Sauer, “Crazy Hair” by Neil Gaiman and “Tadpole Rex” by Kurt Cyrus.
“Fire Safety” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Storyhour is held each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children age three 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!