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“Dolphin Tale 2” will be shown at the library on Friday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.

Have you tried our new library service through Library card holders are now able to stream and/or download movies, television shows, music and audiobooks. Go to our homepage and click on “Hoopla” to sign up and to find out more information. Library patrons are currently limited to 12 items per month; every effort was taken to ensure that children do not have access to items that are not appropriate for their age. Please let us know if you need that restriction changed for your children.

A new western novel is “The High Divide” by Lin Enger. In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, with only the briefest of notes and no explanation for why he left or where he’s headed. It doesn’t take long for Gretta’s young sons, Eli and Danny, to set off after him, following the scant clues they can find, jumping trains to get where they need to go, and ending up in the rugged badlands of Montana. The boys find that the closer they come to Ulysses’ trail, the greater the perils that confront them – until each is faced with a choice about whom they will defend, and who they become. Short on money and beleaguered by a treacherous landlord, Gretta has no choice but to seek out her sons and her husband as well, leading her to the doorstep of a woman who seems intent on making Ulysses her own.

Other new fiction books are “Some Luck” by Jane Smiley, “Mr. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber, “The Bully of Order” by Brian Hart, “Our First Christmas” by Lisa Jackson, “Wishing on Willows” by Katie Ganshert, “Wait for Signs” by Craig Johnson, “Winter Street” by Elin Hilderbrand, “Eyes Only” by Fern Michaels, and “Full Measure” by T. Jefferson Parker. “The Walk On” by John Feinstein and “A New Darkness” by Joseph Delaney are now available in the young adult section.

New nonfiction books are “The Fracking Truth: America’s Energy Revolution: the Inside, Untold Story” by Chris Faulkner, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven” by Theresa Caputo and “The Pollan Family Table: the Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals” by Corky Pollan.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Mystery of the Stolen Snowboard” by Gertrude Chandler Warner, “Ellie’s Lovely Idea” by Callie Barkley and “Goosebumps Wanted: the Haunted Mask” by R. L. Stine. For our easy readers there is “The Pumpkin Fair Problem” by Katharine Kenah, “A Christmas Wish for Corduroy” by B. G. Hennessy and “Pretty Minnie in Paris” by Danielle Steel.

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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