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“Making Sense of the Civil War” is the theme for the fall book discussion which begins on Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. Call (334-3490) or stop by the library to register and to pick up the first books. Chadron State College assistant history professor, David Christensen, PhD will facilitate the discussions. Additional programming for the “Civil War Series” includes Dinner & Movie discussions, Abraham Lincoln presentations by historian John Voehl as Lincoln and a musical program about the American West immediately following the Civil War. A two-week children’s programming session will also be held in November. The “Civil War Series” is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council and the Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc., with materials support from the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Niobrara County Library.

Actor Duffy Hudson returns to the library on Wednesday, August 9 with a one-man play, “Houdini: His Life, His Magic” at 6:30 p.m. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. Library programming is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 16 Astronomer, Kevin Manning will present the program, “An All American Total Eclipse” at 7 p.m. at the library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and eclipse glasses will be available for attendees. The audience will view the night sky through a powerful, hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting.

Joseph Finder’s newest novel is “The Switch.” Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidently picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. When Senator Susan Tobbins realizes she has the wrong laptop she’s in a panic; she has uploaded classified documents on her computer which could end her career. Unable to recover the MacBook, she alerts her young chief of staff who turns to a “fixer.” The security agency which owned the files has its own method of recovery – suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man in desperate need of a plan and able to trust no one.

Other new fiction books are “Finding Our Forever” by Brenda Novak, “Small Hours” by Jennifer Kitses, “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton, “The Frozen Hours” by Jeff Shaara, “Deadmen Walking” by Sherrilyn Kenyon, “The Teton Bunch” by Les Savage, “Two Lost Boys” by L.F. Robertson, “Dying Breath” by Heather Graham and “Same Beach Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank. Cassandra Clare’s “Lord of Shadows” is among several new YA titles.

The nonfiction book “Mind over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives are Better – and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own” by Andrew Weil, M.D. joins “Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: the Civil War” by David Fisher and “Churchill and Orwell: the Fight for Freedom” by Thomas E. Ricks on the new shelf.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Hilo: the Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick, “Bow Wow” by Spencer Quinn and new graphic novels from Jake Maddox with titles like “Double Scribble.” A few of the newer easy titles include “The Legend of Hobbomock the Sleeping Giant” by Jason T. Marchi, “Cinnamon” by Neil Gaiman and “Dinosaur Pirates” by Penny Dale.

“Fishing!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten throughout the year. Call Dial-A-Story at 334-3274 to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

On the library’s website you’ll find information about the digital libraries which include books and graphic novels for all ages, audiobooks, music, movies and television programming. Digital libraries are available 24/7 with your library card number and PIN! Call or stop by the library for more information about these resources.