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“Everything Dragons” is the theme for three Reading Is Fundamental programs to be held at the library this winter for children preschool age through 6th grade. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the first program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 at the library. Each child will be able to choose a book of their very own to take home with them and will also enjoy stories, crafts, activities and snacks. Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided 4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year. The Friends of the Library will host a skit on February 29 and April 11 will feature the puppet show, Dragon Stories, presented by puppeteer, Markie Scholz. For more information about these programs contact the library at 334-3490.

A new novel by Tamera Alexander is “A Lasting Impression.” Claire Laurent’s greatest aspiration is to paint something that will bring her acclaim; however, her father, who owns an art gallery, has her painting forgeries. When he dies a year after the end of the Civil War, Claire is forced to flee from New Orleans to Nashville. She believes her dream of creating a lasting impression in the world of art is within reach – but only if her past remains hidden.

Other new fiction books include “The Black Hills” by Rod Thompson, “Sunrise on Cedar Key” by Terri DuLong, “The Talk Show Murders” by Al Roker, “A Fatal Thaw” by Dana Stabenow, “Soft Target” by Stephen Hunter, “Come a Little Closer” by Dorothy Garlock and “The Thirteen Hallows” by Michael Scott. “Finnikin of the Rock” by Melina Marchetta is available on the YA shelf.

New non-fiction books are “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” by Condoleezza Rice, “Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend” by Susan Orlean and “Raw Desserts: Mouthwatering Recipes For Cookies, Cakes, Pastries, and More” by Erica Palmerantz Aziz.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books: “The Dog-Gone Mystery” by Gertrude Chandler Warner, “Camp Creepy” by Carolyn Keene and “Kai: Ninja of Fire” by Greg Farshtey. Some new picture books are: “Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink” by Victoria Kann, “Trucks Line Up” by Jon Scieszka and “Charlie the Ranch Dog” by Ree Drummond.

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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