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Two great programs are planned at the library the first part of October. On Wednesday, October 5, Bettman & Halpin will be performing at 6:30 p.m. The musical program features an engaging mixture of folk, roots, bluegrass and jazz with memorable lyrics and killer instrumentation. Bettman & Halpin’s music raises the roof with their soaring harmonies and foot tapping fiddles. Library programs are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, October 12 Michael Till will present a program based on his book, “Along Wyoming’s Historic Highway 20” published by Arcadia Press. Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926 and until the arrival of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s it was a primary route across northern Wyoming. Till is a native of Independence, Iowa, a rural community in which Highway 20 went directly through town on Main Street. “Going anyplace east or west from Independence it was the road we traveled. We always knew Highway 20 went from coast-to-coast and from an early age I was determined to travel every mile. That objective has been accomplished.” The program begins at 5:30 p.m., plan now to attend to learn more about the history of this historic highway.

A new book by June Willson Read is “Whistle Creek and Other Wyoming Tales.” June explains, “the stories came to me as I played with memories of Wyoming, adding a bit of imagination as I went along. Like all oral history, some details changed as years passed and memories evolved.”

Other new fiction books include “The Loyal Heart” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Bay of Sighs” by Nora Roberts, “Deadhorse Express” by Walker A. Tompkins, “Where Hope Prevails” by Janette Oke, “The Artisan’s Wife” by Judith Miller, “Long Shot” by Jack Coughlin, “Betrayals” by Kelly Armstrong, “The Selfless Act” by Wanda Brunstetter and “Any Minute Now” by Eric Van Lustbader. Check out these new YA titles: “A World without You” by Beth Revis and “Unite Me” by Tahereh Mafi.

“Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids – and How to Break the Trance” by Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. is among new non-fiction along with “Still Life: a Memoir of Living Fully with Depression” by Gillian Marchenko and “The Magic of Broths: 60 Great Recipes For Healing Broths and Stocks, and How to Make Them” by Nick Sandler

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Flame of the Dragon” by Tommy Donbavand, “Big Wish” by Brandon Robshaw and “Chasing Gold” by Catherine Hapka. Several of the new easy titles are “Pete the Cat’s Got Class” by James Dean, “Peppa’s School Day” by Meredith Rusu, “Let’s Explore Color” by WY Quality Counts and “Wally Does Not Want a Haircut” by Amanda Driscoll.

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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