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Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes – a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless in “How to Train Your Dragon.” Together the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this fire-breathing fun film. Showing at the library Thursday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and rated PG, this 98 minute film is sure to be a hit.

Don’t forget that Saturday, July 9 a Wild West Show will be held on the library lawn at 2 p.m. featuring “Buffalo Bill” Boycott and his Shoshone friend, Willie LeClair. This program is sponsored by the Niobrara County Library Foundation and will be held in conjunction with the 2011 Legend of Rawhide activities. Bring a lawn chair and plan now to attend!

A new book, based closely on real people and real events by Jane Kirkpatrick is “The Daughter’s Walk.” In 1896 Norwegian-American, Helga Estby accepted a wager of $10,000 from the fashion industry in an effort to get the money they needed to save the family farm. The wager: walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within 7 months. Taking along her 19-year-old daughter, Clara, the two make the 7000 mile trek by following the railroad tracks and promote a new, shorter dress for women. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this novel.

Other new books include “The Final Storm” by Jeff Sharra, “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks, “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson, “Breaking Point” by Pamela Clare, “Sixkill” by Robert B. Parker, “Outside Wonderland” by Lorna Jane Cook, “Tabloid City” by Pete Hamill and “Surrender to the Dark” by L. A. Banks. A new book for young adults is “The Hourglass Door” by Lisa Mangum.

New non-fiction books are “William and Catherine: a Royal Wedding” by Andrew Morton, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: a Rock and Roll Memoir” by Steven Tyler, and “Teach Us to Sit Still: a Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing” by Tim Parks.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “The Clone Wars: In Service of the Republic” by Henry Gilroy, “The Pocket and the Pendent” by Mark Jeffery and “Beyonders: a World Without Heroes” by Brandon Mull.

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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