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The library will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Matrix Energetics Certified Practitioner, Cathy Hazel Adams will present the program, “Universal Energy and You: How to Start Creating Your Best Possible Life” on Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The program will address how thoughts, feelings and agendas form the blueprint from which individual and mass experiences are created and how quantum physics shows that consciousness is the “x-factor.” A follow-up program is scheduled for February 21.

Rick Kaan returns to the library on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. with the program, “Chuck Wagon and Cattle Trail Timelines.” This is a presentation of the political, cultural, economic and topographical issues affecting the origin of the cowboy cattle trails and development of the livestock industry of the West. Library programs are free and open to the public.

“The Indigo Girl” is a new novel by Natasha Boyd. In 1739, Eliza Lucas is 26 years old when her father leaves her in charge of their three plantations in South Carolina. He then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Hearing how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it’s their salvation. She finds her only allies in an aging horticulturalist, a lawyer and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal – if she is taught the process of making indigo dye, she will teach the slaves to read.

Other new fiction books are “The Deep Dark Descending” by Allen Eskens, “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman, “Capture Me” by Anna Zaires, “The Jensen Brand” by William W. Johnstone, “Love Held Captive” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “End Game” by David Baldacci, “Dangerous Illusions” by Irene Hannon, “The Captain’s Daughter” by Meg Mitchell Moore and “Artemis” by Andy Weir. New in the young adult section is “All the Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater and the second book in the Sea of Ink and Gold series, “The Speaker” by Traci Chee.

“The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores” by Steve Ettlinger is among new non-fiction along with “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: a True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies” by Jason Fagone and “The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever” by Mark Sisson.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “The Silver Mask” by Holly Black, “This is Just a Test” by Madelyn Rosenberg, and “The Countdown Conspiracy” by Katie Slivensky. A few of the newer easy titles are “Chicken in Mittens” by Adam Lehrhaupt, “Monsters on Machines” by Deb Lund and “Dino-Dancing” by Lisa Wheeler.

“Falling Flakes!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call Dial-A-Story anytime to hear a recorded story, 334-3274. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call today!

Overdrive (The Virtual Library) has introduced a new app, Libby. Consider updating your tablets and other devices as support for the Overdrive app will be discontinuing in the future. In The Virtual Library you have access to popular ebooks, audiobooks and some streaming video; your library card number and pin will give you access. Our library purchases for this digital library, so if have requests please let us know. For more information, visit the library’s webpage or call or stop by.