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Fresh Colorado peaches are due to arrive on Monday, August 10. If you haven’t ordered call 334-3490, the peaches are about 18-20 lbs and $40.

The Niobrara County Library is pleased to present Duffy Hudson in a one man bio-play, “To Hell and Back.” The performance is the story of the American hero, Audie Murphy. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is sure to keep the audience riveted!

It’s time to register and pick up the first book in the fall book discussion series, “Journey Stories.” The series is designed to make us think about why people might leave behind everything to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean.

The movie, “Home” will be shown on Thursday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. and August 13 will feature “Ducktales, the Movie.” The library provides popcorn; please bring your own drink.

The Huffington Post established a list of books from the past 5 years by women that are worthy of reading, one of those is “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi. In 1953 Boy Novak married Arturo Whitman, a local widower, and became stepmother to his daughter, Snow. She never imagined that she’d become a wicked stepmother but the birth of her daughter, Bird, who is dark skinned, exposes the Whitman’s as light-skinned African-Americans passing as white. Even as Boy, Snow and Bird are divided; their estrangement is complicated by an insistent curiosity about one another. They must confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces hold. The library also has the rest of the books on this list available for checkout in various formats.

Other new fiction books are “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume, “Constant Fear” by Daniel Palmer, “The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter” by Malcolm Mackay, “Outlaw Hearts” by Roseanne Bittner, “The Ultimatum” by Dick Wolf, “Dead Man’s Fancy” by Keith McCafferty, and “Don’t Go Home” by Carolyn Heart. Check out these new YA novels, “No-Where But Here” by Katie McGarry and “Undertow” by Michael Buckley.

James Bradley’s newest work is “The China Mirage: the Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia” and is available among new non-fiction along with “Gluten-Free Classic Snacks: 100 Recipes for the Brand-Name Treats You Love” by Nicole Hunn and “Happiness: a Philosopher’s guide” by Frederic Lenoir.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Alexander’s Army” by Chris D’Lacey, “The Courage of Sarah Noble” by Alice Dalgliesh and “Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur” by Luke Sharpe. Some new easy titles are “Friends and Foes” by Trey King, “How to Read a Story” by Kate Messner and “Eddie’s Tent and How to Go Camping” by Sarah Garland.

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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