The library will sponsor a free presentation by Dr. Seth Ward on Wednesday, March 16 at the library at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Ward’s topic is “Women in Judaism and Islam,” focusing on dramatic changes in women’s roles in the past decades, and some of the most contentious contemporary issues. “Women in Judaism and Islam” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact the library at 307-334-3490.
The Early Release movie on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:45 p.m. will feature “The Peanuts Movie” with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang. The film is rated G and 88 minutes. The library will provide the popcorn, please bring your own drink.
The Friends of the Library will be hold a book sale at the library on Thursday, March 10 from Noon to 6 p.m. and on Friday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to stop by!
One of the library’s newer novels is “The Forgotten Room” by Karen White. In 1945 critically wounded Captain Cooper Revenel is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and young Dr. Kate Schuyler finds herself drawn into a complex mystery. Who is the woman in Captain Revenel’s miniature portrait who looks so much like her? Why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother? In pursuit of answers, Cooper and Kate find themselves drawn into turbulent stories of Olive Van Allen, who hired out as a servant in the house her father designed and Lucy Young, who came seeking the father she never knew and an extraordinary room in a gilded age mansion.
Other new fiction books include “Blue” by Danielle Steel, “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz, “A Man Called Sunday” by Charles West, “Scandalous Behavior“by Stuart Woods, “Watch Over Me” by Sydney Landon, “Breakdown” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Outlaw on Horseback” by Will Ermine, and “A Son’s Vow“by Shelley Shepard Gray. New titles in the young adult section include “The Hollow Boy” by Jonathan Stroud and “Shades of Earth” by Beth Revis.
New nonfiction books are “Created and Called: a Journey To and Through Nursing” by Cjelsia Harris, “Power Words: What You Say Can Change Your Life” by Joyce Meyer and “Knitless: 50 No-Knit, Stash-Busting Yarn Projects” by Laura McFadden.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “A Grimm Warning” by Chris Colfer, “Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat” by Anna Branford and “Cephalox: the Cyber Squid” by Adam Blade. A few of the newer easy books are “Minions: Evil Panic” by Renaud Collins, “I Can Be a Farm Vet” by Apple Jordan and “Arnie the Doughnut” by Laurie Keller.
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!