Niobrara County News

Library News

Rick Kaan, Niobrara County native and South Dakota Humanities Scholar will present a program at the library on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. “Chuck Wagon and Cattle Trails Time Line” 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. Plan now to attend!

If you haven’t yet registered for the library’s winter book discussion series, “Happy Endings: Overcoming Crisis” there is still time! Stop by the library to pick up the first book, “Under the Tuscan Sun” which is slated for discussion on Monday, February 5.

The Dinner and Movie series continues the theme, “Happy Endings: Overcoming Crisis” with the film, “Groundhog Day” on Monday, January 29 at 6 p.m. “Groundhog Day” stars Bill Murray and is a comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. The film is rated PG; a meal is provided and discussion is facilitated by Chadron State College professor, Deane Tucker. Library programs are free and open to the public.

George R.R. Martin, author of “Game of Thrones” lends his editing acumen to the series, “Wild Cards.” In the novel, “Mississippi Roll” the historical steamboat, Natchez, known for her super-powered guest entertainers, is on her final voyage. After the suspicious death of a crew member, retired New York police detective Leo Storgman, decides to make this incident his personal case but his findings lead to questions. Is there some truth behind the ghostly sightings of the steamboat’s first captain? What secret does the current captain seem to be hiding? Is the Natchez ferrying mysterious and perhaps dangerous cargo?

Other new fiction books are “The People Vs. Alex Cross” by James Patterson, “The Beaten Territory” by Randi Samuelson-Brown, “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler, “Future Home of the Living God” by Louise Erdrich, “Oathbringer” by Brandon Sanderson, “Every Breath You Take” by Mary Higgins Clark, “The Driver” by Hart Hanson, “Secrets of Cavendon” by Barbara Taylor Bradford and “Savage Country” by Robert Olmstead. Rick Riordan’s newest YA novel is “The Ship of the Dead.”

New non-fiction titles are “Killing England: the Brutal Struggle for American Independence” by Bill O’Reilly, “Capital Gains: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff” by Chip Gaines and “Lights On, Rats Out: a Memoir” by Cree LaFavour.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Dog Man: a Tale of Two Kitties” by Dav Pilkey, “The 39-Storey Treehouse” by Andy Griffiths and “Tales From a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe” by Rachel Renee Russell. A few of the newer easy titles include “Remembering Vera” by Patricia Polacco, “Joe and Sparky, Party Animals” by Jamie Michalak and “Love You Always” by Eileen Spinelli.

“Brrrr Bears!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten all year long! Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out all of the library’s online resources. Your library card number (29092…) and PIN will give you access! Stop by if you have questions.