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The winter Afterschool programs begin January 7, if you haven’t registered your child there is still time – kindergarten meets on Monday, first and second grades on Tuesdays and the third, fourth and fifth grades on Thursday. The sessions are held from afterschool until 4:30 and run through the end of February. Tall Tales will be the focus, so plan now to come by!

“Frankenweenie” will be the early release film on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:45 p.m. This film is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. Rated PG, the film is 87 minutes. Bring your drinks, the library will provide popcorn.

A new fiction book is “Collateral” by Ellen Hopkins. Ashley meets a handsome marine named Cole. Their relationship evolves into a deeply felt love affair that goes on for 5 years and survives 4 deployments. Cole wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets a college professor with similar pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be outside the shades of war.

Other new fiction books are “The Bookseller” by Mark Pryor, “The Breath of Dawn” by Kristen Heitzmann, “Return of the Thin Man” by Dashiell Hammett, “The Elementals” by Francesca Lia Block, “The Lawgiver” by Herman Wouk, “Iced” by Karen Marie Moning, “Young Philby” by Robert Littell and “The Perfect Hope” by Nora Roberts. New titles for the young adult include “Daniel X: Armageddon” by James Patterson and “Reached” by Ally Condie. Be sure to check out some of the new graphic novels now available.

New non-fiction books are “Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet” by John C. Turner, “Gateway to the Seer Realm” by Barbie L. Breathitt and “Stick It: 99 D.I.Y. Duck Tape Projects” by T. L. Bonaddio.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Game Changer” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, “Mia and the Tiny Shoes” by Robin Farley and “The Fire Chronicle” by John Stephens. Some new easy books are “Sick Day” by David McPhail, “Underground” by Denise Fleming, and “Jangles: a Big Fish Story” by David Shannon

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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