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We are sorry for the inconvenience but the library will close Sundays effective February 1, 2015. Weekday hours remain the same, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday Noon to 7 p.m.

Bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear will be at the library on Monday, February 2 to share their book “The Visitant” at 6 p.m. as well as other information about the Anasazi peoples. The Gear’s have written over 50 books and copies of some of their books will be available for purchase and to have signed. “The Visitant” is the first of three books in the “Anasazi Mysteries” series; Tony Hillerman’s “A Thief of Time” will be discussed on March 2 and “The Blue Corn Murders” by Nancy Pickard and Virginia Rich will be discussed on April 6. To register and pick up books stop by the library.

A new novel is “The Secret of Pembrooke Park” by Julie Klassen. Facing financial ruin, Abigail Foster and her family are forced to sell their London home and move elsewhere. A solicitor brings the answer to their prayers – the use of a manor house in the country. Once there, Abigail discovers the home entombed as it was left 18 years before: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll house left mid-play. The solicitor gives no answers to her questions, he only warns her to be weary of those who come to the door for there is a rumor of a treasure hidden somewhere in a secret room.

Other new fiction books are “Rain on the Dead” by Jack Higgins, “Betrayed” by Lisa Scottoline, “Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories From the World of Sookie Stackhouse” by Charlaine Harris, “Ghosts of the Heart” by John Bradford Branney, “A Feather for a Fan” by Karla Stover, “Hard Limit” by Meredith Wild, “Assassination Option” by W.E.B. Griffith, “At Bluebonnet Lake” by Amanda Cabot and “No in Between” by Lisa Renee Jones. A new title for the young adult is “Slaves of Socorro,” the fourth installment in the Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan.

New nonfiction books are “100 Days of Real Food” by Lisa Leake, “The Future of God: a Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times” by Deepak Chopra and the Antique Traders, “Antiques & Collectibles 2015 Price Guide” by Eric Bradley.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit” by Gertrude Chandler Warner and “Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage” by Geronimo Stilton. Some new easy books are “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson, “Surfin’ Turf” by Melinda La Rose and “Open Very Carefully” by Nicola O’Byrne.

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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