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The next Dinner & Movie will be Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the library. The series, focusing on social issues, continues with the film, “Rabbit-Proof Fence.” In Western Australia in 1931 it is the government’s policy to take half-caste children from their Aboriginal mothers and send them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude “to save them from themselves.” Molly, Daisy, and Grace arrive at their gulag and promptly escape. For days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government’s “chief protector of Aborigines,” A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive? Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion which will include participants at WWC. A light meal will be available, the film is rated PG and is 93 minutes.

Bestselling author of “Roses,” Leila Meacham continues the saga in “Somerset.” Silas Toliver, not knowing that his father had fashioned his will to set Silas free, feels that he has been deprived of his inheritance and joins with his best friend, Jeremy Warwick, to plan a wagon train expedition to the new territory called Texas.

“With Autumn’s Return” by Amanda Cabot is among the new fiction along with “Ripper” by Isabel Allende, “Cell” by Robin Cook, “The Deepest Secret” by Carla Buckley, “Take Me Back” by Sally Mandel, “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz, “Concealed in Death” by J.D. Robb and “Where Courage Calls” by Janette Oke. A new title for the young adult is “Landry Park” by Bethany Hagan.

New adult non-fiction books are “George Washington’s Secret Six: the Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution” by Brian Kilmeade, “The Unfeathered Bird” by Katrina Van Grouw and “Whole Health: a Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century” by Mark Dana Mincolla.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has this new junior book, “Antonia, the Horse Whisperer” by Elisabeth Zoller. Some new easy titles include “Chilly Catches a Cold” by Shelia Sweeny Higginson, “The Amulet and the Anthem” by Catherine Hapka and “Ahoy, Izzy!” by Marcy Kelman.

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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