It is time to register and pick up books for the fall Reading Wyoming book discussion series which begins with a discussion of “The Grapes of Wrath” on Tuesday, September 8 at 6 p.m. at the Niobrara County Library. The series, “Journey Stories” will also feature “Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson, “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow and “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. The program is offered through the Wyoming Humanities Council and Wayne Deahl returns to lead the discussions.
July 30 the Thursday afternoon film will be “Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery” at 1:30 p.m. The film is 79 minutes.
A new novel by Barbara Delinsky is “Blueprints.” Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter. Her daughter, Jamie, is a talented architect. Together they are the faces of “Gut It!” – a home-renovation television series and the owners of the business MacAfee Homes. The day after Caroline’s 56th birthday the network replaces her as host with her daughter, Jamie. Soon after, Jamie’s father and his new wife die in a car accident leaving Jamie with their 2 year-old son and Caroline as caregiver to her ex-husband’s father. Suddenly the blueprints they’ve built their lives around need revising… their challenge comes not only in remodeling themselves but rebuilding their relationship with each other. This title is also available on CD.
Other new fiction books are “The Fixer” by Joseph Finder, “Postcards From the Past” by Marcia Willett, “Land of Love and Drowning” by Tiphanie Yanique, “The Desire” by Dan Walsh, “To Whisper Her Name” by Tamera Alexander, “The Execution” by Dick Wolf and “The Rumor” by Elin Hilderbrand. New young adult titles include Mike Mullen’s “Ashfall” trilogy: “Ashfall,” “Aspen Winter” and “Sunrise” and Sarah Deesen’s “Saint Anything.”
“Bad Feminist: Essays” by Roxana Gay, “Painting Successful Watercolors from Photographs” by Geoff Kersey and “The Real Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career” by Jack Welch are all now available in the non-fiction section.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Fort” by Cynthia DeFelice, “The Search for Baby Ruby” by Susan Shreve and “Tiger Moth, Kung Pow Chicken” by Aaron Reynolds. A few of the new easy titles include “The Tractor Mac” series by Billy Steers, “How to Surprise a Dad” by Jean Reagan and “Cupcake Challenge” by Mary Tillworth.
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!