Tuesday, October 3, Lusk native Rick Kaan will present the program, “Black Hills Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Routes” at the library at 6 p.m. The presentation encompasses the political, cultural, economic and topographical issues affecting the Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Routes into the Black Hills of South Dakota from Cheyenne, WY and Sydney, NE using timelines, maps, original photos and satellite imagery. Kaan is a scholar with the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and has BA, BS and MBA degrees from Chadron State College. Library programs are free and open to the public.
Artist Barb Orr will have her art on display at the library during the month of October with a reception with the artist scheduled for Thursday, October 12 at 5 p.m. Art and horses have been Barb’s passions since she was in elementary school. She enjoys drawing, painting, photography, woodworking, sculpting, and carving. She taught special education for over twenty years while living in Arizona and always looked to incorporate her love of art and teaching together to reach her students. For fourteen years she spent her summers in Lusk, honing her art techniques. Since moving to Lusk full-time three years ago, she has entered her work in the Niobrara County Fair and won one Grand Champion and two Reserve Champion awards for her acrylics, plus numerous blue ribbons. Be sure to attend!
A new suspense novel is “Gone to Dust” by Matt Goldman. Maggie Somerville is found murdered in her bedroom, her body covered with dust from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags. The most frequently called number on her phone belongs to a mysterious young woman whose identity could shatter the Somerville family. When the FBI demands that private detective Nils Shapiro and police detective Anders Ellegaard stop asking questions they are forced to take their investigation underground where the case grows as murky as the contents of the vacuum bags.
Other new fiction books are “The Fallen” by Ace Atkins, “Wild Embrace” by Cassie Edwards, “Beach House for Rent” by Mary Alice Monroe, “An Amish Summer” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Renegade Ranger” by Jim Kane, “Beneath Copper Falls” by Colleen Coble, “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson, “The Nearness of You” by Dorothy Garlock and “Every Day Above Ground” by Glen Erik Hamilton. New titles in the young adult section include “Ash and Quill” by Rachel Caine and “Generation One” by Pittacus Lore.
New non-fiction titles are “Ghost of the Innocent Man: a True Story of Trial and Redemption” by Benjamin Rachlin. “He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself” by Adam Price, Ph. D. and “The Bloody Bozeman: the Perilous Trail to Montana’s Gold” by Dorothy M. Johnson.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Door Before” by N.D. Wilson, “Space Explorers” by Eva Moore and “The Forever Court” by Dave Rudden. Some of the new easy titles are “7 Ate 9” by Tara Lazer, “Cars 3: Driven to Win” by Liz Marsham, “Lost and Found” by Bruce Hale.
“Harvest Time!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday October 3, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, a recorded story line, call 334-3274 anytime!
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