Great news! Wyoming author, Craig Johnson will join the book discussion of his books “A Serpent’s Tooth” & “Any Other Name” via Skype on Tuesday, August 19 at noon. If you’ve read these Walt Longmire novels be sure to bring your lunch and join the fun. Also, mark your calendar for Johnson’s visit to the library on Sunday, October 5 at 1 p.m.
A new Dinner & Movie series begins Monday, August 25 at 6 p.m. “Who Done It” is the theme for four films that will feature classic mysteries. An out-of-work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins arrives in post-war Vienna at the invitation of an old friend who has offered him a job in “The Third Man.” He arrives to discover that Harry Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime’s friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime. A light meal is included and Deane Tucker, PhD from Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion which will include participants from WWC. This 1949 film stars Orson Welles and is 93 minutes.
Sue Miller’s latest novel is “The Arsonist.” After working in South Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farm house where her family has always summered. On her first night back a house up the road burns to the ground, then another house burns. The houses belong to the Summer People. In a town where people have never bothered to lock their doors they are beginning to regard each other with suspicion. Who is the arsonist?
Other new fiction books are “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon, “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy” by Eric Van Lustbader, “Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter, “Circles in the Snow” by Patrick F. McManus, “The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand, “The Way of the Dead” by Neely Tucker, “Robogenesis” by Daniel H. Wilson and “Nantucket Sisters” by Nancy Thayer. Rachel Mead’s newest title, “The Immortal Crown” is among new young adult books along with “The Originals” by Cat Patrick.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices” is now available in the nonfiction section. Other titles include: “Dylan: the Biography” by Dennis McDougal, “Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World’s Most Dangerous Reptiles” by Austin Stevens and “Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants” by Christopher Nyerges.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “A Dark Inheritance” by Chris D’Lacey, “Bogus” by Karla Oceanak and “Read All About It” by Rachel Wise. Some new easy titles are “Boom Snot Twitty” by Doreen Cronin, “I Am a Cow, Hear Me Moo” by Jill Esbaum and “Oh, So Brave Dragon” by David Kirk.
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!