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It’s time to register your children for the fall afterschool programs; Tina and Barb have a lot of fun planned beginning the first week in September. On Tuesdays beginning September 5 second and third grade children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the science fun of the Magic School Bus. Beginning on September 7 and continuing on Thursdays, Advanced Science Fun is the focal point for children fourth grade and up. Mondays, beginning on the 11th will have Mark Brown’s “Arthur” in attendance for kindergarten and first graders. This series of programs continue until the last of October. Stop by the library or call 334-3490 to register soon!

The film, “The Red Badge of Courage” will be shown on Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. The Civil War Dinner & Movie series includes a light meal and Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussion. Library programs are free and open to the public.

One of our newer titles is the “Salt House,” a debut novel by Lisa Duffy. Hope and Jack Kelly seem to have it all: a beautiful family, a growing lobster business in Alden, Maine and the Salt House, a dilapidated ocean front cottage that they are renovating into their dream home. Then tragedy strikes when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her afternoon nap. A year later their remaining daughters, Jess and Kate, struggle with living without their youngest sister while watching their parents fall apart.

Other new fiction books are “Grey Sage” by Francis W. Hilton, “Quiet Until the Thaw” by Alexandra Fuller, “Indigo” by Charlaine Harris, “Indecent Exposure” by Stuart Woods, “The Light in Summer” by Mary McNear, “All Summer Long” by Melody Carlson, “Letters From Audrey” by local author Papa C. Turner, “The Whole Way Home” by Sarah Creech and “River With No Bridge” by Karen Wills. A new title in the YA section is “Crazy House” by James Patterson.

“The Boy Who Loved Too Much: the True Story of Pathological Friendliness” by Jennifer Latson is among new non-fiction, along with “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson and “Cattle Kingdom: the Hidden History of the Cowboy West” by Christopher Knowlton.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Bubble” Stewart Foster, “Dolphin Dreams” by Catherine Hapka and a Despicable Me 3 book, “Agnes Loves Unicorns.” A few of the new easy titles are “The Case of the Stinky Stench” by Josh Funk, “Peterrific” by Victoria Kann and “Bob and Joss Get Lost” by Peter McCleery.

“Inside Outside Upside Down!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Proof of address is all you need to get a library card, stop by today! Library card holders have access to ebooks, downloadable audio, digital magazines and a plethora of full-text searchable databases. The library is also on Facebook, check it out today!