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“Wyoming Grasslands” is now on display at the library through March 15. The photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton capture the subtle beauty of Wyoming’s landscape. The photographers spent three years traversing Wyoming, logging many miles in an old pickup truck and on foot. The images offer a raw and dramatic glimpse of a landscape that is disappearing faster than the Amazon rainforests. A reception will be held on Wednesday, February 24 from 5-7 p.m. Brent Lathrop of The Nature Conservancy will present a brief program at 5:30 p.m. and will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will also be served.

Monday, February 29, 2016 the “Films of Woody Allen” dinner and movie series continues with “The Purple Rose of Cairo” at 6 p.m. This film won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay in 1986 and stars Mia Farrow as Cecilia, a waitress in New Jersey during the Depression who is searching for an escape from her dreary life. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see “The Purple Rose of Cairo” film featuring Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels) in hopes of raising her spirits. Much to her surprise Tom Baxter walks off the screen and into her life. There’s only one problem – Tom isn’t real. Meanwhile Hollywood is up in arms when they discover that other Tom Baxters are trying to leave the screen in other theaters. Will Tom ever return and finish the film or will he decide to stay in the real world? A light meal will be served; the film is 82 minutes and rated PG. All library programs are free and open to the public.

A new novel by Joel C. Rosenberg is “The First Hostage.” The President is missing. The eyes of the world are on Jordon. ISIS is on the move. Amman is in flames. New York Times correspondent, J.B. Collins is desperate to discover the fate of the President, but someone is leaking secrets to ISIS and Collins is a prime suspect. Now he’s in a race to clear his own name, whether he can overcome what he encounters along the way will determine the future of a nation – and the destiny of his own soul.

Other new fiction books include “Roaring River Range” by Arthur Henry Gooden, “The Painter’s Daughter” by Julie Klassen, “Wyoming Rugged” by Diane Palmer, “Ashley Bell” by Dean Koontz, “My Kind of Wonderful” by Jill Shalvis, “Shopaholic to the Rescue” by Sophia Kinsella, “And There I’ll Be a Soldier” by Johnny D. Boggs, “A Chance of a Lifetime” by Marilyn Pappano and “Black Wolves” by Kate Elliott. Lauren Kate’s newest addition to the “Fallen” series is “Unforgiven” and joins “The Game of Lives” by James Dashner and new “Mortality of Doctrine” title in the YA section.

“Cheney One on One: a Candid Conversation with America’s Most Controversial Statesman” by James Rosen is among new nonfiction titles along with “Life is Good: the Book” by Bert Jacobs and “150 + Quick & Easy Furniture Projects” by Pamela Porter.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Case of the Ruined Ram” by David Lewman, “Bunjitsu Bunny’s Best Move”by John Himmelman and “The Spinny Icky Showdown” by Laurie Keller. Some new easy titles are “Pinkalicious: the Royal Tea Party” by Victoria Kann, “Pig and the Muddy Puddles” by Neville Astley and “Good Dinosaur” by Bill Scollon.

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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