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Wednesday, February 13 will be a busy day at the library. At 1:45 p.m. the movie, “Marley and Me: The Puppy Years” will be shown for the early release. This 86 minute film is rated PG and is the story of when the Grogan family goes on vacation, and Marley is left with Bodi, their 12-year-old nephew. To prove he is able to take care of a dog on his own, Bodi decides to train a team made up of Marley and two other puppies for the local puppy agility challenge. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.

At 6:30 that evening the first of three Reading is Fun programs will be held at the library. A puppet show, based on “Eric Carle’s The Greedy Python” will be featured and children will all have the opportunity to make their own crazy animal. The federal RIF program has been discontinued but the Friends of the Library will still be working to make this fun literacy-based program available for the children in our county. Children will all be able to select one book at each of the three sessions to keep for their very own. Snacks will also be provided.

Oprah’s newest book club selection is “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis. In 1923, 15-year old Hattie Shepard flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead she marries a man who brings her nothing but disappointment. She watches helplessly as her first born twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. She gives birth to 9 more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for a later life when they must meet a world that will not love them – a world that will not be kind. This book is also available to download in the Virtual Library.

Other new fiction books are “Tomorrow’s Garden” by Amanda Cabot, “A Killer in the Wind” by Andrew Klaven, “Forbidden” by Kelley Armstrong, “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods, “Dream Eyes” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “Empire and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin, “Shiver” by Karen Robards and “A Memory of Light” by Robert Jordan. New titles on the YA shelf include “Echo” by Alyson Noel and “Zom-B Underground” by Darren Shan.

New adult non-fiction books are “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough, “Custer” by Larry McMurtry, and “Windows 8 For the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running on Your Computer” by Adrian Arnold.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Danger Goes Berserk” by Mac Barnett and “Star Wolf” by Kathryn Lasky. Some new picture books are “The Insomniacs” by Karina Wolf, “Skippyjon Jones, Cirque de Ole” by Judy Schachner and “Rabbit and Robot: the Sleepover” by Cece Bell.

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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