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Wednesday, February 16 Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns will bring an evening of Cowboy Poetry to the library at 6:30 p.m. Stearns will entertain with works from classic cowboy poets as well as her original works. She has been a performing cowboy poet since the 80’s and in 2003 the Academy of Western Artists named her Top Cowgirl Poet of the year. The program, rescheduled from January is part of the Steed Reads Festival @ the Library and is sure to entertain!

The movie, National Velvet will be shown at the library on Wednesday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m. This classic film is the story of how a jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England’s Grand National Sweepstakes. The film is 125 minutes and rated G. For more information about library programs call the library at 334-3490.

A new novel of intrigue is “Dead Zone” by Stephen Hunter. A marine sniper team is ambushed by professionals using the latest high-tech gear while on a mission along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz is badly wounded and the lone survivor and he is determined to finish the job. But…. months pass. Cruz’s target, an Afghan warlord named Zarzi, has now become an American asset and suddenly a mysterious radio transmission comes through… is Ray Cruz alive? And if he is can he succeed in his mission?

Other new fiction books include “Foreign Bodies” by Cynthia Ozick, “Paradise Valley” by W. Dale Cramer, “The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi, “The Damascus Way” by Davis Bunn, “Return to Rose Cottage” by Sheryl Woods and “What the Night Knows” by Dean Koontz. A new title for the young adult is “Fallout” by Ellen Hopkins.

New non-fiction books are “L. E. Smith Encyclopedia of Glass: Patterns & Products” by Tom Fell, “The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Printing in the West” by W. Dale Nelson, “The Retreat: Hitler’s First Defeat” by Michael Jones and “Wildlife on the Wind: a Field Biologist’s Journey and an Indian Reservation’s Renewal” by Bruce L. Smith.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books by Jake Maddox: “On Guard,” “Playing Forward” and “Quarterback Come Back” as well as “The Secret at Jefferson’s Mansion” by Ron Roy and “Ella the Rose Fairy” by Daisy Meadows. New easy titles include “Which Pet is Best” by Bruce Johnson, “Where is My Frog” by Paul Orshoski, “My Day” by Sindy McKay and “Disney Princess: Look and Find What’s Different.”

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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