Plan now to stop by the library to view the photography exhibit of Lisa Shaw. “Behind the Lens” will be on display at the library October 17 through November 10. A reception with the artist will be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Shaw was born and raised in Wyoming and loves to capture the spirit of the West and the lifestyle she loves so much. Lisa is the manager of the Niobrara Conservation District and her photo business is a part-time adventure. Lisa is married to Rick Shaw and has two children, Denton and Riley.
“Prince Among Slaves” will be shown as part of the dinner and movie series, “A World Away” on Monday, October 24 at 6 p.m. In 1788 the slave ship Africa, set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo – hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Six months later the survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a 26-year-old man made a remarkable claim to the farmer who purchased him at the auction that he was an African prince and that his father would pay gold for his ransom. The offer was refused. This story made Abdul-Rahman the most famous African in America, attracting the support of powerful men such as President John Quincy Adams. After forty years of slavery, he finally reclaimed his freedom. A light meal will be available and Deane Tucker will facilitate the discussion of this 60 minute documentary.
A new novel by Susan Wiggs is “Family Tree.” Love, success, a handsome husband, a beautiful home – but in an instant that life is shattered. Grieving and wounded, Annie Rush retreats to her family’s old maple farm in Switchback, Vermont. Surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, young nieces and nephews and her hometown boyfriend, Annie slowly rebuilds a life she left behind. Then with the discovery of her Grandmother’s cookbook, she unearths a mystery that might prove the salvation of the farm.
Other new fiction books are “Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty, “Deadly Fate” by Heather Graham, “Insidious” by Catherine Coulter, “One Texas Cowboy Too Many” by Carolyn Brown, “One Night Charmer” by Maisey Yates, “Do Not Forsake Me” by Rosanne Bittner, “Obsession Falls” by Christine Dodd, “First Star I See Tonight” by Elizabeth Susan Phillips and “Sunday Kind of Love” by Dorothy Garlock. “Life Just Got Real” by Sadie Robertson is among new young adult titles.
“The Shift Has Hit the Fan and It’s Changing Everything!” by Charlotte A. Walter and “101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement” by Stella Rheingold join “Crochet: Learn It, Love It” by Tracey Todhunter in the new non-fiction section.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Secret Fire” by Whitaker Ringwald and “Revenge of the Witch” by Joseph Delaney. A few of the newer easy titles include “Please Say Please” by Kyle T. Webster, “Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion” by Alex T. Smith, “A Quilt For Mr. Mac: a Quilt of Valor Story” by Phyllis Kaldenberg, “88 Instruments” by Chris Barton and “The Snatchabook” by Helen Docherty.
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!