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The library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015, regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 2.

It’s time to register your children for the winter sessions of the library’s afterschool programs which all begin the week of January 5. Call (334-3490) or stop by the library to register your children today!

On Monday, January 12 the “Anasazi Mystery” book discussion series will kick off with the showing of the film, “The Mystery of Chaco Canyon” at 6 p.m. The 56-minute film examines the enigmas presented by the massive prehistoric remains found in the Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico and will provide background for the books, “The Visitant” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and Michael Gear, “Thief of Time” by Tony Hillerman and “The Blue Corn Murders” by Nancy Pickard and Virginia Rich. “The Visitant” will be discussed on Monday, February 2 and books are available to pickup.

Jodi Picoult’s newest novel is “Leaving Time.” Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth she enlists the help of 2 unlikely allies – Serenity Jones, a psychic, and Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective. As the 3 work together, they realize that in asking hard questions they will have to face even harder answers. “Leaving Time” is available in multiple formats, including electronic.

Other new fiction books are “A Matter of Heart” by Tracie Peterson, “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Rita Mae Brown, “Seeing Your Face Again” by Jerry S. Eicher, “Shadowboxer” by Tricia Sullivan, “By Winter’s Light” by Stephanie Laurens, “An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War” by Patrick Taylor, “The Brickmaker’s Bride” by Judith Miller, “When the Snow Falls” by Fern Michaels and “A.D. 30” by Ted Dekker. Be sure to check out “The Infinite Sea” by Rick Yancy and “Revealed” by P.C. Cast in the young adult section.

New nonfiction books are “The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes” by John A. Shivik, “UnPHILtered: the Way I see It” by Phil Robertson, and “Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life” by Paul Williams.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Daphney – the Mule” by Diane W. Keaster, “Double-Team” by Christy Webster and “Stella Batts Needs a New Name” by Courtney Sheinmel. Some new easy titles are “Eris to the Rescue” by Marilyn Easton, “Merry Pinkmas!” by Victoria Kann, and “Remy and Lulu” by Kevin Hawkes.

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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