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It’s time to register for the library’s summer reading program! “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read” is the theme for the weekly program which begins Wednesday, June 1 at 1:15 p.m. Children’s Librarian, Cindy Linneman has lots of fun planned featuring sports-related activities, crafts and books. This program is suitable for children that have completed the first through fifth grades. The “Hey Kids!” program continues again this year for all ages. Children select a weekly reading goal, and once the goal is completed twice they receive a prize. LegoTime begins at 1:15 on Tuesday, May 31 and also continues during the summer months. For more information about library programs stop by the library or call 334-3490.

Billie Tillard will be the presenter in the library’s Natural Healing series on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Billie, local massage therapist and acupuncturist will discuss the modality, BodyTalk, a non-invasive technique to refocus your body’s natural healing. On Wednesday, June 1, Casper practitioner, Donna Annis will discuss Reiki energy, Reiki is used to relieve stress, pain and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions. Library programs are free and open to the public.

One of our newer novels is “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly which was inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has a post at the French Consulate, but her world is forever changed with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Her life and the lives of Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager and Herta Oberheuser, a young German doctor are sent on a collision course when Kasia is sent to Ravensbruch, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. This is a powerful debut story of love, redemption and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

Other new fiction books include “The Great Railroad War” by Giles A. Lutz, “Jane and the Waterloo Map” by Stephanie Barron, “City of Light” by Keri Arthur, “Never Tell” by Alafair Burke, “Bullets Don’t Die” by J. A. Johnstone, “Risen” by Angela Hunt, “Dreaming Death” by J. Kathleen Cheney, “The Cold Between” by Elizabeth Bonesteel and “Rustler’s Moon” by Jodi Thomas. “Edison’s Alley” by Neal Shusterman and “Defender” by Graham McNamee are now among new YA books.

Erik Molvar’s “Wyoming’s Red Desert: a Photographer’s Journey” is available in the new non-fiction section along with “First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries who Changed the Sport Forever” by Amby Burfoot and “Wings Over Sakishima” by Fredio R. Samples.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Blast Off” by Nate Ball, “Beetle Boy” by M.G. Leonard, “Big Top Flop” by Carolyn Keene and “Summerlost” by Ally Condie. A few of the newer easy books include “Five Little Bunnies” by Dan Yaccarino, “When Spring Comes” by Kevin Henkes and “Kung Fu Panda 3: Po’s Two Dads” by Erica David.

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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