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The library will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving. Open hours return on Sunday, November 30 from noon until 4 p.m.

“Psycho” is the final film in the Fall Dinner and Movie Series “Who Done It!?!” and will be shown on Monday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion which will include a light meal and participants from WWC will join the discussion via Skype. The film is rated R and is 109 minutes.

Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book “A Light in the Wilderness” is based on a true story. It involves three very different women, one dangerous journey and a future that seems just out of reach. As season turns to season, suspicion turns to friendship, and fear turns to courage, Letitia, Nancy, and Betsy will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill.

Other new fiction books are “Private Down Under” by James Patterson, “Close to Home” by Lisa Jackson, “Raging Heat” by Richard Castle, “The Maiden of Ireland” by Susan Wiggs, “The Eye of Heaven” by Clive Cussler, “Remains of Innocence” by J.A. Jance, “Water Walker” by Ted Dekker, “Walking Disaster” by Jamie McGuire and “The Golem of Hollywood” by Jonathan Kellerman. James Dashner’s “Rule of Thoughts” is among new YA titles along with “Maximum Ride: the Manga” by James Patterson.

Did you know that the library has a growing collection of graphic novels? Stop in and check them out.

“Call of the Cow Country” by Harry Webb is in the new non-fiction section along with “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control” by Walter Mischel and “Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War” edited by Paul Hedron.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Fast and the Frozen” by Geronimo Stilton and “Claudia the Accessories Fairy” by Daisy Meadows. Some new easy titles include “Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to be the Best Boy Ever” by Judith Viorst, “Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma” by David Soman, and “Penguin and Pumpkin” by Salina Yoon.

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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