Mark your calendars! Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson returns to the library with two one-man shows! Wednesday, August 10 at 4 p.m. Dr. Seuss will be in the house! This fast-paced portrayal of your favorite Dr. Seuss books will truly bring them alive for all ages! At 6:30 p.m. Hudson presents “The Relativity of Albert Einstein.” The audience will be looking at the workings of the Universe with new eyes, and you’ll be mesmerized! Plan now to attend these performances. Library programs are free and open to the public.
The afternoon movie on Thursday, August 4 at 1:15 p.m. is “The Adventures of Panda Warrior.” This animated film features a peace-loving soldier from Ancient China that is magically transported into a world ruled by an evil nine-headed snake. Transformed into a panda, he joins forces with a flying pig to free the once-peaceful Merryland from tyranny. But first he must train to be the kingdom’s most courageous panda warrior. This film is rated PG, and lasts 79 minutes. Please bring your drink, the library provides the popcorn.
“House of Secrets” is Brad Meltzer’s newest novel. When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her that mysteries need to be solved. He should know, for he was Jack Nash, the host of the T.V. series, “The House of Secrets.” Years later Hazel wakes up in a hospital remembering nothing. She’s been told that she was in a car accident that killed her father. Then a man from the FBI shows up asking questions about her dad’s connection to the corpse with a priceless book stuffed in his chest. Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel hopes the answers will tell her the truth about her father – and herself.
Other new fiction books include “The Whiskey Traders” by Wade Everett, “The Betrayed Fiancée” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Destiny Unleashed” by Sherryl Woods, “A Daughter’s Dream” by Shelley Sheppard Gray, “War Journey” by Fred Grove, “Ink and Bone” by Lisa Unger, “The Imitator Come Home” by Mary Anne Shields Ackatz (Mary worked at the Lusk Herald in years past), “Marrying Winterborne” by Lisa Kleypas and “End of Watch” by Stephen King. New titles in the YA Section include “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon and “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds.
New nonfiction books are “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives” by Denna D. Babul, “Images of America: Goshen County” by Vickie Zimmer and “Shake It Off Naturally: Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Tension with (TRE)” by David Berceli.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein, “Rush Revere and the First Patriots” by Rush Limbaugh, “The Thing About Jelly Fish” by Ali Benjamin, and “Full Cicada Moon” by Marilyn Hilton. Some of the newer easy books are “Peppa Pig and the Lucky Ducks” by Neville Astley, “The Return of Phineas McBoof” by Doctor Noize, “Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly” by Victoria Kann and “All Year Round” by Susan B. Katz.
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!