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Matthew Gurnsey, “The Kilted Man” returns to the library on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Matthew entertains with his performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Matt honed his Celtic skills while living in Scotland among the people and culture that are his heritage and the inspiration for his music. Plan now to attend; library programs are free and open to the public.

The final film in the “In Crisis” Dinner & Movie series, “Inside Job” will be shown on Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. “Inside Job” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China. A light meal will be available, Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussions. The film is rated PG-13 and is 105 minutes.

Susan Rivers’ novel “The Second Mrs. Hockaday” was inspired by a true incident. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War his new bride is left to care for her husband’s 300-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself, living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail – accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself?

Other new fiction books are “Heartbreak Hotel” by Jonathan Kellerman, “The Newcomer” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “Most Dangerous Place” by James Grippando, “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline, “Preacher’s Hellstorm” by William W. Johnstone, “Redeeming Grace: Ruth’s Story” by Jill Eileen Smith, “Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana” by Jacob M. Appel, “Bad Mommy” by Tarryn Fisher and “Brodie” by McKendree Long. New titles for the young adult are “Double Eclipse” by Melissa de la Cruz and “A List of Cages” by Robin Roe.

“This is the Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed it For Him” by Rory Feek is among new non-fiction, along with: Deepak Chopra’s “You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters” and “The Beginners Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project At a Time” by Sally Roth.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Big Nate: Welcome to My World” by Lincoln Peirce, “The Secret of Goldenrod” by Jane O’Reilly and “The Warden’s Daughter” by Jerry Spinelli. Some of the newer easy titles are “Dinosaur Mardi Gras” by Dianne De Las Casas, “Mole in a Hole” by Lesley Sims and “Beware the Kakamora!” by Bill Scollon.

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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