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The library will be closed Sunday, January 18 and Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day and Wyoming Equality Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, the 20th at 10.a.m.

“Little Buddha” is the first film in the “Cinema and the Sacred” Dinner & Movie discussion series which begins on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. “Little Buddha,” rated PG, is a story about the quest of a group of monks led by Lama Norbu, to seek out the reincarnation of his great Buddhist teacher, Lama Dorje. Lama Norbu and his fellow monks believe they have found a candidate of Dorje’s reincarnation in a Seattle boy named Jesse Conrad. While Jesse is fascinated with the monks’ way of life, his parents are wary and that turns into near-hostility when Norbu wants to take Jesse back with him to Bhutan to be tested. Jesse’s father later decides to go to Bhutan with his son after one of his close friends and colleagues commits suicide – coming to realize that there could be more to life than work and money. Deane Tucker returns to facilitate discussion which will include participants from WWC; a meal will be provided.

“Shadows on the Trail” is a novel by John Bradford Branny, a former Luskite, who now lives in Texas. The story takes place on the plains and mountains of Texas and Colorado at the end of the ice age. It is a time when small bands of humans fought to survive in a violent and unpredictable world. The seed for this adventure sprouted on an early summer morning in 2010 on a northern Colorado ranch when the author found an ice age stone tool made from a red and gray striped rock from a prehistoric rock quarry located in the panhandle of Texas. Since it was impossible to ask the prehistoric maker any questions about the tool, this is the author’s version of the tool’s remarkable journey. “Shadows on the Trail” is the first book in the trilogy.

Other new fiction books are “The Silent Sister” by Diane Chamberlain, “Sidney Sheldon’s Chasing Tomorrow” by Tilly Bagshawe, “The World of Ice & Fire: the Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, “Honey” by Jenna Jameson, “Rainbows on the Moon” by Barbara Wood, “The Escape” by David Baldacci, “Home in Seattle” by Debbie Macomber, “Once Upon a Grind” by Cleo Coyle and “A Dangerous Man” by William W. Johnstone. Cinda Williams Chima’s newest installment in the Heir Chronicles is “The Sorcerer Heir” and YA author Julie Kagawa begins a new series with “Talon”. Both books are now available to check out.

“The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene” by Simcha Jacobovici is among new non-fiction along with Barry Sears’ “The Mediterranean Zone: Unleash the Power of the World’s Healthiest Diet For Superior Weight Loss, Health, and Longevity” and “Pioneer Girl: the Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder” edited by Pamela Smith Hill.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After” by Rachel Renee Russell and “Blizzard, Colorado 1886” by Kathleen Duey. Some new easy titles are “Perfect Pets” by Lisa Stock, “Pizza Party” by Joshua Sternin and “Awesome Adventures” by Helen Murray.

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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