“Wyoming’s Red Desert: a century of conservation history” will be presented at the library on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Erik Molvar, a professional photographer and wildlife biologist. “Wyoming’s Red Desert” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. Plan now to attend.
The final film in the “Films of Woody Allen” series will be shown on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. “Midnight in Paris” won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best screenplay. Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams) travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920’s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. The film is rated PG-13 and is 94 minutes; a light meal will be available.
A new novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard is “Two If By Sea.” Just after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, Frank Mercy, an American, pulls a little boy from a submerged car. Without fully understanding why, Frank sidesteps the law and takes the boy, Ian, home to the Midwestern farm where he grew up. Soon Frank begins to believe that Ian has an extraordinary gift. Then ominous coincidences put Frank’s police instincts on high alert, and he knows that he must protect Ian no matter what the cost.
Other new fiction books include “The Killing Land” by Jacqueline Seewald, “Find Her” by Lisa Gardner, “The Immortals” by Jordanna Max Brodsky, “The Midnight Sun” by Jo Nesbo, “See You at Sunset” by V.K. Sykes, “On Lone Star Trail” by Amanda Cabot, “A Sweet Misfortune” by Maggie Brendan, “Country Bride” by Debbie Macomber and “Carolina Dreaming” by Virginia Kantra. Neal Shusterman’s “Hawking’s Hallway” is among new YA titles.
“The Hundred-year Walk: an Armenian Odyssey” by Dawn Anahid MacKee joins “Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream” by Cody Crone and “Wyoming at 125: Our Place in the West” by Bill Sniffin in the new non-fiction section.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Paddington at Large” by Michael Bond, “Game of Flames” by Robin Wasserman and “Audacity Jones to the Rescue” by Kirby Larson. A few of the newer easy books include “Together in All Weather” by Grace Lin, “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena and “Twice the Mice” by Jacqueline Resnick.
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!