The Friends of the Library present… “Dr. Noize” with a return visit to our community on Monday, August 21 at 3 p.m. Dr. Noize dazzles and inspires audiences to be musicians and creators themselves. With his one-man-band of instruments and deep expertise in electronic music looping technology, the Doc arranges and records music live and lets every kid know “you can be a big star, you can have your own act” in his Doctor Noize Live! You won’t want to miss this show, to be held outdoors (weather permitting).
The fall Dinner & Movie Civil War series begins on Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. with “The Red Badge of Courage.” Audie Murphy stars in this 1951 film based on the book by Stephen Crane. Deane Tucker, professor at Chadron State College returns to lead the discussions. Tucker has a BA in Film and a PhD in Humanities with research and published works in film. A meal will also be available. Library programs are free and open to the public and this series is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council and the Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc.
A new novel is “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew Sullivan. Lydia Smith is a clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore. When a young man kills himself in the bookstore’s upper room, Lydia tries to untangle the mystery of his death and unearths a long-buried memory from her own violent childhood. Soon she is confronted by her distant father, an obsessive cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into her life long ago and never really left.
Other new fiction books are “Endgame” by Bill Pronzini, “A Touch of Frost” by Jo Goodman, “The Whole Way Home” by Sarah Creech, “The Shadowed Trail” by Arthur Henry Gooden, “The Farmer’s Market Mishap” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Love Story” by Karen Kingsburg, “Out of the Darkness” by Robert D. McKee, “Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich and “Undaunted” by Diana Palmer. Megan Shepherd’s newest addition to the “Cage” series, “The Gauntlet” is among new YA titles.
New non-fiction titles are “Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Saying “Yes” to Living” by Tim Bauerschmidt, “You Don’t Have To Love Me” by Sherman Alexie and “Enjoy Your Journey: Find the Treasure Hidden in Every Day” by Joyce Meyer.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Restart” by Gordon Korman, “How to be a Supervillain” by Michael Fry and a new series from Eisner Award-winning author Franco Aureliani, “Dino-Mike” with titles like “The Dinosaur Doomsday.” Some of the newer easy titles are “Bulldozer Helps Out” by Candace Fleming, “Ladybug Girl’s Day With Grandpa” by David Soman and “What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night” by Refe Tuma.
“Back To School!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten throughout the year. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story.