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On behalf of the Friends of the Library thank you for your support of the Homemade Cookie and Candy Sale last week. The donations of cookies and candy as well as purchases are greatly appreciated. Proceeds from the Friends’ fundraisers support children’s activities at the library as well as help in purchasing materials. Volunteers to serve on the Friends board are currently being solicited. If you are interested, the next meeting is Monday, January 4 at 5:15 p.m.

The Friends of the Library cookbook is available for $10.00 if you are looking for a Christmas gift idea. There are also two sets of Usborne handcrafted greeting cards available!

Registration is now being taken for the winter afterschool programs which are set to begin Monday, January 4 for children in kindergarten. First and second grade children will attend on Tuesdays beginning January 5 and Thursdays are designated for third, fourth and fifth grade children beginning January 7. Children’s Librarian Cindy Linneman has all kinds of fun planned featuring “Critters.” The afterschool programs are literacy-based and include stories, activities and crafts. Snacks are also included in the fun. Space is limited to 20 children so register your children soon by calling 334-3490, or stopping by the library.

Do you homeschool your children? The library is in the process of creating programming to begin in January. If you are interested please call or stop by for more information.

Happy Holidays! The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2015 for Christmas. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 28. The library will also be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 for New Year’s.

A new western novel is “Sons of Fire” by Max McCoy. On the eve of the Civil War, the hard-fighting Fenn family is caught in the middle of the bloody guerrilla war along the Missouri-Kansas border. While Frank marries an abolitionist and goes east to serve the Union cause, hot-headed Zachary joins with William Quantrill. Patrick, unsure of his loyalties, heads for the Rockies. Meanwhile their Missouri farm is burned to the ground and the rest of the family, led by their strong-willed sister, Caitlin, is left to fend for themselves in a ravished land.

Other new fiction books include “Proud Journey” by Wayne D. Overholser, “Escaping Yesterday” by Pamela Nowak, “A Reluctant Bride” by Kathleen Fuller, “Eve” by Wm. Paul Young, “Mycroft Holmes” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “The Imposter” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “A.D. 33” by Ted Dekker, “Love Everlasting” by Tracie Peterson and “The Secret Cord” by the Pulitzer prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks. “Catacomb” by Madeleine Roux and “The Copper Gauntlet” by Holly Black are now available in the YA section.

New nonfiction books are “Promised by Heaven: a Doctor’s Return From the Afterlife to a Destiny of Love and Healing” by Dr. Mary Helen Hensley, “The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts – Crib to King-Size” compiled by the Patchwork Place and “Martha Stewart’s Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors D’oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails.”

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot” by Dave Pilkey, “Milo Speck: Accidental Agent” by Linda Urban and “Crenshaw” by Katherine Applegate. A few of the new easy titles are “Where’s Santa” by Bryony Jones, “The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas” by Laura Murray and, “Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph” by Lucy Margaret Rozier.

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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