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Consensus Block Funding is being used to install new carpeting throughout the library this month. Work will begin on Monday, April 6 and we apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause. It is expected that the basement area and the upper floor of the Carnegie building will be carpeted while the library is open, however this will cause some interruption in service areas. During the week of April 13, the library will be closed while the main entry floor is done. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this laborious project, please let us know.

Are you thinking of traveling this summer? You might consider checking out CultureGrams through the library’s online offerings. CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Also consider looking at Mango Languages, a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication using fun and engaging interactive lessons. Choose from over 60 different language courses. You can also download the mobile app! Your library card number and PIN will give you access. Just begin on our homepage, click on “WyLDCat” and then “Research and Discovery!”

A novel by a new author at our library is “Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar. It can break your heart to have a sister like Virginia Woolf. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of her sister, Vanessa’s constant attention and encouragement. Without it she careens toward self-destruction and madness. When Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love, she must decide if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all else.

Other new fiction books are “One in a Million” by Jill Shalvis, “Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “Don’t be a Stranger” by John D. Nesbitt, “Too Bad To Die” by Francine Mathews, “Prodigal Son” by Danielle Steel, “Blood Infernal” by James Rollins, “One Wish” by Robyn Carr and “The Girl On the Train” by Paula Hawkins. New titles for the young adult are “The Fog of Forgetting” by G. A. Morgan and “Double You” by Shane Peacock.

“Seed Libraries and Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People” by Cindy Conner is among new non-fiction along with “Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting for the successful Small Business” by Linda Pinson and “Riding Home: the Power of Horses to Heal” by Tim Hayes.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Firstborn” by Tor Seidler and “A Dandelion Wish” by Kiki Thorpe. Some new easy titles are “A Day at the Apple Orchard” by Amy Ackelsberg, “The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: the Next Misadventure” by Doreen Cronin and “Pete the Cat: Cave Cat Pete” by James Dean.

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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