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The library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. Regular hours resume on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

It’s time to register for upcoming winter programming. The 4-book discussion series, “Happy Endings: Overcoming Crisis” will be facilitated by local educator Barb Baker and books in the series include: “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes, “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver, “I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” by Malala Yousafzai and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. “Under the Tuscan Sun” will be discussed on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. Stop by the library to register and pick up a book soon!

Call the library at 334-3490 to register your children for the library’s afterschool programs. “Fairytales Around the World” is the theme for children in grades K-2 and begins on Tuesday, January 9. “Native American History” is the topic for grades 3-6 and begins on Thursday, January 11. The series continues through February.

Movie star Tom Hanks has taken up writing. His first book is titled “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” It is a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humor, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing – a typewriter. The book is also available digitally in Overdrive.

Other new fiction books are “Christmas with My Cowboy” by Diana Palmer, “Pulse” by Felix Francis, “Second Chance Girl” by Susan Mallery, “A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller, “Two Kinds of Truth” by Michael Connelly, “In the Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende, “Strange Weather” by Joe Hill, “Crazy Like a Fox” by Rita Mae Brown, “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham, “Right Where We Belong” by Brenda Novak and “Quick and Dirty” by Stuart Woods. A new title for the young adult is “Us, In Progress” by Lulu Delacre.

New non-fiction titles are “The Shattered Lens: a War Photographer’s True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria” by Jonathan Alpeyrie, “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero and “It Takes Two: Our Story” by Jonathan and Drew Scott.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books ”How to Catch a Dino Thief” by Will Dare and “Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge” by Susan Vaught. Some of the newer easy titles are “Daniel Goes to the Carnival” by Angela C. Santomero, “Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True” by Amy Rosenthal and “Sarabella’s Thinking Cap” by Judy Schachner.

“Gum Drop Buttons, Oh My!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call to hear a recorded story anytime by dialing 334-3274. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.