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Meghan Casey and Rocky Mountain Puppets will be performing at the library on Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m. with a program suitable for all ages. Plan now to stop by and enjoy the show!

On Wednesday, June 7 the folk duo, “Hungrytown” will be performing at the library at 6:30 p.m. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson (Hungrytown) have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting and performance. All library programs are free and open to the public!

Afternoon movies return this summer on Thursdays at 1 p.m. “Monster Trucks” will be showing on Thursday, June 1, this film is 104 minutes and rated PG. “Rock Dog” will be shown on June 8 and is the story of a Tibetan mastiff that is living in a remote mountain community with dreams of being a rock star. The film is rated PG and is 90 minutes. The library will provide the popcorn, please bring your own drinks.

A new suspense novel by Randy Wayne White is “Mangrove Lightning.” A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow comes to Doc Ford muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have come under a bizarre series of attacks. Barlow’s convinced it has to do with prohibition- era smuggling and murder, both of which his family had a shameful part. Ford doesn’t believe in curses, but when he and his friend, Tomlinson start investigating they too suffer near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse… or just a crime spree?

Other new fiction books are “War Cry” by Wilbur Smith, “Miss Julia Weathers the Storm” by Ann B. Ross, “All By Myself, Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark, “The Lost Order” by Steve Berry, “Red Clover Inn” by Carla Neggers, “A Perfect Obsession” by Heather Graham, “Monahan’s Massacre” by William W. Johnstone, “The Ebb Tide” by Beverly Lewis and “Judas, Son of Simon” by Wyoming author Daniel Molyneux. A new title for the young adult is “Shadowcaster” by Cinda Williams Chima.
New non-fiction titles are “Hallelujah Anyway!: Rediscovering Mercy” by Anne Lamott, “Dreamworking: How to Listen to the Inner Guidance of Your Dreams” by Dr. Christopher Sowton, N.D., and “God’s Red Son: the Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America” by Louis S. Warren.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Lotterys Plus One” by Emma Donoghue, “You Throw Like a Girl” by Rachele Alpine and “Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Going Places” by Ellen Potter. Among the new easy titles are “Priscilla Gorilla” by Barbara Bottner, “Robin to the Rescue” by Tracy West and “Gus’s Garage” by Leo Timmers.

“Sharing!” is the theme for Storyhour on June 6, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. The Friends of the Library sponsor a recorded storyline, Dial-A-Story is available by calling 334-3274 anytime.

Traveling this summer? Check out Hoopla for travel guides, digital audio books and more! You can also check out digital audio books through the Virtual Library, OneClick Digital and the 3M Cloud Library. These are all available through most app stores (Hoopla, Overdrive and OneClick Digital and 3M Cloud) and free for library card holders. Your library card number and PIN give you access. Stop by for more information or call 334-3490.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.