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Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. the program, “Trails West” will be presented in story and song by the Gypsy Cowbelle. Sure to be entertaining, plan to attend! On Friday, November 17 children and adults alike will enjoy a “Homespun Musical Instrument Workshop” at 1:45 p.m. presented by the Gypsy Cowbelle.

The library will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume Monday, November 27.

“Ride with the Devil” will conclude the Civil War Dinner and Movie series on Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m. “Ride With the Devil” is a Civil War film that is not told with the benefit of hindsight. It’s about characters who don’t know the North will win–and sometimes don’t much seem to care. It’s said that all politics are local; this movie argues that some wars are local, too. In Missouri, the only slave-holding state that sided with the Union, it tells the story of a small group of guerrillas with such complex personal motives that it even includes a black man who fights for the South. Deane Tucker will facilitate discussion and a light meal will be available. Library programs are free and open to the public.

“The Life She Was Given” is one of our newer novels by Ellen Marie Wiseman. On a summer evening in 1931, Lily Blackwood, who has been kept in an attic bedroom in Blackwood Manor all of her life, is taken outside for the first time and sold to a circus. More than two decades later 19-year-old Julia Blackwood inherits her parent’s estate and horse farm. She hopes returning there will erase painful memories of her childhood. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl. In her quest, she learns the truth about Lily’s fate and her family’s betrayal.

Other new fiction books are “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler. “The Seagull” by Ann Cleeves, “Tangled Destinies” by Diane Palmer, “City of Friends” by Joanna Trollope, “Flintlock: Hell’s Gate” by William W. Johnstone, “The Summer That Made Us” by Robyn Carr, “Wild Ride Cowboy” by Maisey Yates, “You Say It First” by Susan Mallery and “A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett. “Girl in the Blue Coat” by Monica Hesse and “Loved” by P.C. Cast are among new young adult books.

New additions to the non-fiction shelf include: “Wilderness Fever: a Family’s Adventures Homesteading in Early Jackson Hole, 1914-1924” by Linda Preston McKinstry and “The Man From the Train: the Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery” by Bill James.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Wish” by Barbara O’Connor, “The Van Gogh Deception” by Deron Hick and “You May Already Be a Winner” by Ann Dee Ellis. A few of the newer easy titles include “When Will Fall Arrive” by Sanne Miltenberg, “Nerdy Birdy Tweets” by Aaron Reynolds and “Dragon Was Terrible” by Kelly DiPucchio.

“Thanksgiving!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Call 334-3274 to hear a recorded story, Dial-A-Story is available 24/7 and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Your library card number (29092…) and PIN, try the last four digits of your phone number when you registered, will give you access to the library eBook collection through Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, Hoopla and TotalBoox. You’ll also find digital audio books, movies, television shows, music and magazines. Download the free apps through your app store and visit for more information. Don’t hesitate to call or stop by the library for assistance.