Be sure to come by on Friday, August 9 to help celebration 100 years of library service in Niobrara County. Free food and entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with the band, “Local Kids Playing” followed by Ross Diercks at 5:30 p.m. International artist, Josh Harty will perform at 6 p.m. Bring a chair and plan to enjoy the evening.
Thursday, August 15 the afternoon movie will be “The Muppet Movie” at 1:30 p.m. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink. The film is rated G and is 95 minutes.
Have you registered yet for the fall book discussion series? “Icons” will feature four books: “Cash” by Johnny Cash, “Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times” by Thomas Hauser, “Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1, 1884-1933” by Blanche Wiesen Cook and “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway. The series is designed to examine what we think we know about iconic American figures, as well as study how they used the power of their iconography to promote social change. Wayne Deahl returns to lead the discussion which begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. Stop by the library to register and pick up your book.
A new novel is “Island Girls” by Nancy Thayer. When Rory Randall dies, his will includes a clause mandating a summer long reunion for his daughters – all from different marriages. To their surprise the 3 young women find their new found sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives or their mothers descending on the island.
Other new fiction titles include “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell, “Death Where the Bad Rocks Live” by C. M. Wendelboe, “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand, “The Eye of Moloch” by Glenn Beck, “A Hero To Come Home To” by Marilyn Pappano, “The Eye of God” by James Rollins, “Bombshell” by Catherine Coulter and “The Humans” by Matt Haig. “Monument 14” by Emmy Laybourne and “Rise” by Andrea Cremer are now available in the YA section.
New non-fiction books are “The Looking Glass Brother” by Peter von Ziegesar, “VB6: Eat Vegan before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health” by Mark Beltman and “The Lost Cause: the Trials of Frank and Jesse James” by James P. Muehlberger.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles: “Our Only May Amelia” by Jennifer L. Holm and “Mind if I Read Your Mind” by Henry Winkler. A new easy book is “Crankee Doodle” by Tom Angleberger.
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!