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

It’s time to register your children for the winter afterschool series. Children will enjoy stories, crafts and activities featuring “Critters” of all kinds. Kindergarten will meet on Mondays, first and second grades on Tuesdays and third, fourth & fifth grade children on Thursdays. Call the library at 334-3490 to register!

“Man’s Search for Meaning” is the theme for the winter book discussion with the first book being Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning,” to be discussed on Monday, February 1. Call or stop by to register. The book is available to pick up at the library, and it’s also available through all of the digital libraries.

A new title by Kate Morton is “The Lake House.” On a summer evening in 1933, Eleanor and Anthony Edevane hosted a Midsummer Eve party at their home in Cornwell. It ended in tragedy with the disappearance of their 11 month old son. After months of fruitless searching the devastated family leaves their beloved lakeside estate for London and never return. 70 years later, Detective Constable Sadie Sparrow stumbles upon the once-proud Edevane mansion. The overgrown ruin peaks her curiosity and she decides to seek answers from someone who was there all those years ago – Alice, the daughter who has spent her life trying to escape a complex tangle of secrets.

Other new fiction books include “A Man Called Dane” by Robert J. Horton, “Down the Rabbit Hole” by J.D. Robb, “Streams of Mercy” by Lauraine Snelling, “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks, “Ghost to the Rescue” by Carolyn Hart, “Written in the Stars” by LuAnn McLane, “Riders of Deseret” by Dane Coolidge, “Closer to the Heart” by Mercedes Lackey, “The Last Midwife” by Sandra Dallas and “Saturn Run” by John Sandford. New titles for the young adult include “The Forever Man” by Eoin Colfer and “The Keeper” by David Baldacci.

“Had I Known: a Memoir of Survival” by Joan Lunden joins “Killing Reagan: the Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency” by Bill O’Reilly and “Conscious Uncoupling” by Katherine Woodward Thomas in the new non-fiction section.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs” by Gary Paulsen, “Kidnapped at Birth” by Louis Sachar and “Blockbuster” by H.I. Larry. Some of the new easy titles include “Days of the Knights” by Robert Neubecker, “Winter Fun for Everyone” by Irene Trimble, “Biscuit Plays Ball” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and “Tractor Mac Builds a Barn” by Billy Steers.

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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