The first of four films focusing on social issues will be shown on Monday, January 27 at 6 p.m. This dinner and movie series is a springboard for discussion about social issues and is motivated by a survey recently completed by the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues. The series features films addressing women’s rights, depression/suicide, child slavery and pay equality. In the first film, “Osama,” the repressive regime, the Taliban is ruling Afghanistan and women are not allowed to work. Three generations of women are in a desperate situation when the male members of their family are killed. Feeling that there is no other choice, the mother disguises her 12 year-old daughter as a boy. Now called ‘Osama,’ the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story, Osama is the first entirely Afghan film shot since the fall of the Taliban. Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion. A light meal will be available, and the film is rated PG-13 and is 83 minutes.
A new historical novel is “The Winter Warrior” by James Wilde. Following the devastating destruction of the Battle of Hastings in 1067, William the Bastard and his men descend on England – torturing, looting and killing. There is one who stands in the way of the invader’s savagery. He is called Hereward. He is a warrior and master tactician, and he is as adept at battle as the imposter who sits upon the throne. He is England’s last hope.
Other new fiction books include “Eventide” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “The Serpent and the Staff” by Barbara Wood, “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson, “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani, “Betrayal” by Robin Lee Hatcher, “The Pursuit of Murieta” by Thomas D. Clagett, “Wyoming Bride” by Joan Johnston and “Forget Me Not” by Fern Michaels. “Champion,” the third book in the Legend series by Marie Lu is now available in the YA shelf.
New non-fiction books are “What Are You Hungry For?: the Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being and Lightness of Soul” by Deepak Chopra, “The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency” by James Tobin and “Orange is the New Black”: My Year in a Woman’s Prison” by Piper Kerman.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has this new junior book “The Return of the Graveyard Ghost” by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Some new easy titles are “Doc McStuffins: Run-Down Racecar” by Shelia Sweeney Higginson and “Summer Adventures” by Catherine Saunders.
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!