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The library begins a four-film series on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. with the film, “Julie and Julia.” In 1949, Julia Child is in Paris wondering how to spend her days; she tries several things including cooking lessons at Cordon Bleu. There she discovers her passion. In 2002, Julie Powell, underemployed with an unpublished novel, decides to cook her way through Childs’ “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in a year. We go back and forth between these stories of two women learning to cook and finding success. A light meal (maybe French?) will be part of the evening and Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will be on hand for discussion.

Check out local history and genealogical resources on this website. This online project began with meticulously detailed indexing done years ago by library staff and volunteers. The site now boasts close to 7000 searchable obituaries, cemetery records from most locales in Niobrara County and history of Niobrara County. Take a look and if you have information or pictures that will flesh out this site please contact the library.

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” will be shown on Thursday, August 25 at 1 p.m. This is the final film in the summer afternoon series.

A new fiction book is “Down from Cascom Mountain” by Ann Johnson Williams. In an instant Mary Walker lost her new husband, Michael in a tragic fall. Alone she finds comfort in what community there is on Cascom Mountain. Then her husband’s estranged father makes his way to the mountain, hoping to reconnect in some belated way with his son. Holding fast to one another, they navigate the ragged terrain of love lost and found and at last, find the unknowable trail ahead.

Other new fiction includes “One Summer” by David Baldacci, “Something Old, Something New” by Beverly Jenkins, “Sisterhood Everlasting” by Ann Brashares, “Camouflage” by Bill Pronzini, “Born to Die” by Lisa Jackson, “Dragon’s Time” by Anne McCaffrey and “Buried Secrets” by Joseph Finder. Some new titles for the young adult are “Now You See Me” by Marilyn Kaye and “Matched” by Ally Condie.

New non-fiction books are “You Are Not Your Brain: the 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life” by Jeffery M. Schwartz, M.D, “Ribbonwork: the Complete Guide: Techniques For Making Ribbon Flowers and Trimmings” by Helen Gibb and “Supernatural: Your Guide Through the Unexplained, the Unearthly, and the Unknown” by Colin Wilson.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books: “Koda” by Patricia Hermes, “Maestoso Petra” by Jane Kendall and “The Prince’s Blood and Other Case Files” by Simon Cheshire. A new picture book is “Quackenstein Hatches a Family” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.

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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