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In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet walking 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag in the film, “The Way Back.” This is the first film in the “Images of Walking” series beginning on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. The Dinner and Movie series includes a free meal and discussion will be facilitated with Deane Tucker. Deane is a professor at Chadron State College, has a PhD in film, and is truly a great resource for our small community. “The Way Back” tells the story of a group escaping under cover of a snowstorm – a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comic accountant, a pastry chef who draws, a priest and a Pole with night blindness and the struggles they face. They must face everything from freezing nights to lack of food and water, an endless desert, the Himalayas and the moral questions of when to leave someone behind. The film is rated PG-13 and is 113 minutes. Everyone is welcome!

It’s time to register for the fall afterschool series! Children’s Librarian, Cindy Linneman has lots of fun, stories and crafts featuring dragons planned and there is likely to be lots of laughter. Children kindergarten through 2nd grade will gather on Mondays beginning August 31 through October 26 (with the exception of Labor Day) from right afterschool until 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays is set aside for third, fourth and fifth grade children beginning September 1 through October 27. Stop by the library or call 334-3490 for more information and to register your children.

When a breakup leaves her heartbroken and homeless, Ingrid Palamede is forced to return to her childhood home in Fresno, California in the new novel, “Valley Fever” by Katherine Taylor. There Ingrid must confront her aging parents and their financial woes, soured friendships and the bad decisions she made in the past. Along the way she unearths her love for the land, her talent for harvesting grapes and a deep fondness for the place she left.

Other new fiction books are “The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins, “Burned With the Coyote Brand” by Dan Cushman, “The Border” by Robert McCammon, “Longin” by Mary Balogh, “The Darkling Child: the Defenders of Shannara” by Terry Brooks, “Dexter is Dead” by Jeff Lindsay, “The Present’s Shadow” by Brad Meltzer and “Ten Thousand Saints” by Eleanor Henderson. “The Day Before” by Lisa Schroeder and “Of Neptune” by Anna Banks are among new young adult fiction.

Michael Wombacher’s “Good Dog, Happy Baby: Preparing Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Child” joins “The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time” by Dzung X. Vo and “Mug Meals: Delicious Microwave Recipes” by Dina Cheney in the new non-fiction section.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures” by Jackson Pearce, “Circus Mirandus” by Cassie Beasley and “A Handful of Stars” by Cynthia Lord. Some of the new easy titles are “Get That Hat” by Erica Faber, “Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble” by Bruce Hale and “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty.

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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