Friday, March 9 at 1:35 p.m. the library will show the movie, “Wonder.” The film is rated PG and is 113 minutes and is based on the New York Times bestseller by R. J. Palacio. “Wonder” tells the story of August Pullman, born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to a mainstream school; Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. The library provides popcorn; please bring your own drink.
Wednesday, March 14 the Friends of the Library will host the first of two RIF (Reading is Fun) programs at 6:30 p.m. at the library. A puppet show, “Snow Dude” is on tap along with a craft and snacks. Each child will have the opportunity to select their very own book to keep. For more information call or stop by the library or talk with any Friends of the Library board member. The event is suitable for all ages.
A novel by a new author, Karen Cleveland is “Need to Know.” Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence agent assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the U.S. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within American borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her – her job, her husband, her children – is threatened. She has vowed to defend her country against all enemies foreign and domestic. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, she doesn’t know who to trust. This book is also available in Overdrive as an ebook and/or digital audio.
Other new fiction books are “Bel, Book, and Scandal” by Maggie McConnon, “Flight of the Hawk: the River” by W. Michael Gear, “Winchester Quarantine” by Carter Travis Young, “The Pearl Sister: Cece’s Story” by Lucinda Riley, “Fools and Mortals” by Bernard Cornwell, “Operator Down” by Brad Taylor, “Escape to You” by Jennifer Ryan, “The Bomb Maker” by Thomas Perry and “The Voice Inside” by Brian Freeman. New titles for the young adult are “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo and “Rosemarked” by Livia Blackburne.
New non-fiction titles are “The Physics of Star Wars: the Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away” by Patrick Johnson, PhD., “You Need a Budget: the Proven System For Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want” by Jesse Mecham and “Historic National Road Yard Sale Cookbook, Volume VI: Potluck Rapture” by Patricia McDaniel.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life” by Shelly Tougas, “The Dog Who Rode For Glory” by Laura James, and “Fire the Depths” by Peter Lerangis. Some of the newer easy titles are “I Wanna Be a Cowgirl” by Angela DiTerlizza, “How to Find an Elephant” by Kate Banks, “Blue vs. Yellow” by Tom Sullivan and “Thunder Horse” by Eve Bunting.
“St. Patrick’s Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call Dial-A-Story anytime by dialing 334-3274, the Friends of the Library sponsor this storyline.
Have you browsed the online catalog? Go to: https://www.niobraracountylibrary.org and click on WyldCat – you can browse the library’s collection as well as collections throughout the state. Your library card number and PIN will allow you to place holds on items and initiate interlibrary loan requests. Stop by if you have questions or want more information about using the online catalog.