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The movie, “Some Like It Hot” will be shown as part of the Dinner & Movie series, “Happy Endings: Overcoming Crisis” on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m. When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness a St. Valentine’s Day massacre, they want to get out of town and away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They’re desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords. The film discussion will be facilitated by Deane Tucker, PhD Chadron State College. A light meal will be available. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 1 “Coco” will be shown at the library at 1:35 p.m. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. The movie is rated PG and 105 minutes, the library provides the popcorn, please bring your own drink.

“Law and Vengeance” is the title of a legal thriller by Mike Papantonio. The Bergman-Deketomis firm has set its sights on an unscrupulous weapon manufacturer and a corrupt Chicago Police Union. This law firm is accustomed to going to war with opponents who value big profits more than human life, but this is unchartered territory even for them.

Other new fiction books are “The Take” by Christopher Reich, “Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne, “Fools and Mortals” by Bernard Cornwell, “Escape Clause” by Wyoming’s Mary Billiter, “Shroud of Eternity” by Terry Goodkind, “Wishing Caswell Dead” by Pat Stoltey, “Angels of North Country” by T. Owen O’Connor, “Promise Not to Tell” by Jayne Ann Krentz and “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke. New titles for the young adult are “Never Say Die” by Anthony Horowitz and “Dream Me” by Kathryn Berla.

“What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism” by Dan Rather is among new non-fiction, along with “The Spy Who Changed the World: Klaus Fuchs, Physicist and Soviet Double Agent” by Mike Rossiter and “Knit Yourself Calm: a Creative Path to Manage Stress” by Lynne Rowe.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “The Kid from Planet Z: Don’t Sneeze” by Nancy Krulik, “Tigerheart’s Shadow” by Erin Hunter and “The Crystal Caverns” by Katrina Charman. Some of the newer easy titles are “JoJo and Daddy Bake a Cake” by Jane O’Connor, “Snow Beast Comes To Play” by Phil Gosier, “Meet Vampirina” by Sara Miller and “Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy” by Laurel Snyder.

“Love Bugs!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year! The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

The online catalog is available to search as well as place reserves on items, even those on order. Your library card number and PIN will give you access to your account to renew some items as well. The library’s website is also host to an extensive genealogy database that continues to grow on a daily basis. Check it all out today! For questions, concerns or more information don’t hesitate to stop by the library.