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In 2006 the library introduced a unique genealogy database of online, searchable obituaries and over the years the project has grown to include birth and cemetery records as well as historical information. For the past 10 years, Debbie Rose has worked diligently to input data and create a truly unique opportunity for searching family and local history with almost 16,000 entries entered. Deb is retiring from the library in mid-April and we want to take this opportunity to thank her for her dedication to this project. Debbie Rose, thank you! You have created something very special that will live on forever. We will miss you! Jeanine Wade has been training with Deb the past several weeks and will be continuing Deb’s legacy. The genealogy project is in partnership with the Lusk Herald as well as the Stagecoach Museum and the Town of Lusk and many interested individuals. Data is currently being compiled for a historical time-line of local businesses and you’ll soon be seeing information about that as well as a call for help as we search for photographs and other pertinent information.

“Wayne and Wingnut” return to the library on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. This entertaining performance is part of the Friends of the Library’s RIF (Reading Is Fun) program series. Bring the family and enjoy an hour of fun; children will all have the opportunity to select their very own book to keep!

Musician, Mathew Gurnsey, “The Kilted Man” will be performing at the library on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendar now!

“Burning Bright” is a new novel by Nicholas Petrie. War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the redwoods of California, but the trip wasn’t quite the balm he had hoped for. He discovers climbing ropes that lead to a hanging platform where he finds investigative journalist June Cassidy – who has escaped a kidnapping by men still on her trail. She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother who died recently. Only one step ahead of the pursuers, Peter and June are led to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.

Other new fiction books are “Ride the Wild Country” by Cliff Farrell, “If I Run” by Terri Blackstock, “Winter of the Gods” by Jordanna Max Brodsky, “An Eye For An Eye” by Mark C. Jackson, “My (Not So) Perfect Life” Sophia Kinsella, “A Darkness Absolute” by Kelley Armstrong, “The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street” by Jacob M. Appel, “A Note Yet Unsung” by Tamera Alexander, and “No Way Up” by Mary Connealy. “Tales From the Shadow Hunter” by Cassandra Clare and “The Tournament of Gorlan” by John Flanagan are among new YA titles.

New non-fiction titles are “Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again” by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN., “The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution” by Roger Stone and “Air Fry Everything” by Meredith Laurence.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Bird and Squirrel on the Edge” by James Burks, “Saving the Sun Dragon” by Tracey West and “Claudia and Mean Janine” by Raina Telgemwier. A few of the newer easy titles are “Hotel Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins, “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty and “We Found a Hat” by Jon Klassen.

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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