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The library will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 for New Year’s. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016. Happy New Year!

The “Films of Woody Allen” Dinner & Movie series kicks off on Monday, January 11 at 6 p.m. with “Woody Allen: a Documentary.” With unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year-and-a-half to create the ultimate film biography. “Annie Hall” the first of four of the films will be shown on Monday, January 25. A light meal will be available; all library programs are free and open to the public. Plan to attend.

Have you registered your children for the afterschool programs? They begin on Monday, January 4 so call 334-3490 or stop by today!

Now available! Free DMV practice tests for library patrons through the Wyoming Library Consortia, including the Niobrara County Library and, a company dedicated to driver safety and education. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests. Click on our website’s Go Wyld tab and then select “Test Preparation”, your library card and PIN give you complete access.

A new title by Karin Slaughter is “Pretty Girls.” It’s been 20 years since Claire and Lydia last spoke. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia is a single mother struggling to make ends meet. Neither has recovered from the disappearance of their sister, Julia two decades earlier, and the shocking murder of Claire’s husband brings the horror and heartbreak of the past roaring back into their lives. As they form a wary truce, these sisters unearth the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago, and find the astonishing truth where they least expect it.

Other new fiction books include “Blue Mondays” by Emily Dubberley, “The Survivor” by Vince Flynn, “All I Want” by Jill Shalvis, “Golden Age” by Jane Smiley, “The Town Tamer” by Parker Bonner, “Corrupted” by Lisa Scottoline, “Fear in the Dark” by Kay Hooper and “An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea” by Patrick Taylor. “Connect the Stars” by Marisa de los Santos and “Beastly Bones” by William Ritter are among new young adult books.

“The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women” by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff is among new non-fiction, along with “Big Magic: Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert and “Dark Matters and the Dinosaurs: the Astonishing Interconnectedness of the Universe” by Lisa Randall.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “All Hail the Queen” by Erica David, “In a Blink” by Kiki Thorpe and “Kid Owner” by Tim Green. A few of the new easy titles are “A Dog Wearing Shoes” by Sangmi Ko, “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast” by Josh Funk and “The Ugly Snowflake” by Micki McHay.

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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