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A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board in the film, “The Flight of the Phoenix” which will be shown on Monday, January 30 at 6 p.m. at the library. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before their food and water run out. This 1965 film is 142 minutes and a light meal will be a part of the evening; Deane Tucker, PhD will facilitate the discussion. This is the first film in a four-film series.

The Niobrara County Library Foundation will be serving a free meal of homemade soup and bread as part of St. George’s Episcopal Church’s Mustard Seed dinner program. Funding is by The Foundation for the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming and the meal will be on Wednesday, February 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. Plan to bring your family and friends and enjoy a hot meal together!

An international best seller is “The Leopard” by Jo Nesbo. Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, Norway – both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled and the one man who might be able to help has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong’s opium dens. Then a female MP is brutally murdered, and Inspector Harry Hole’s buried instincts take over, but he soon understands that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom “insanity is a vital retreat.” Several other Jo Nesbo books are also available at the library.

Other new fiction books include “The Unquiet” by J.D. Robb, “White Truffles in Winter” by N.M. Kelby, “Lark’s Labyrinth” by Cathy Cash Spellman, “Killed at the Whim of a Hat” by Colin Cotterill, “The Territory” by Tricia Fields, “The Temple Code” by Charles Brokaw and “The Red Mist” by Patricia Cornwell. The graphic novel, “In Odd We Trust” by Dean Koontz is now available on the YA shelf.

“Shaq Uncut: My Story” by Shaquille O’Neal, is among several new non-fiction books, other titles include: “America’s Great Railroad Stations” by Roger Strauss II and “Born to Run: a Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen” by Christopher McDougall.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books: “Cat Burglar Caper” by Carolyn Keene, “Taking a Leap” by Suzanne Weyn and “Zara, the Starlight Fairy” by Daisy Meadows. Some new picture books are “Looking For a Moose” by Phyllis Root, “King Bidwell in the Bathroom” by Audrey Wood, and “A Sick Day For Amos McGee” by Philip C. Stead.

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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