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The first of three “Paint @ the Library” programs will be held on Monday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Artist Barb Orr will guide attendees of all ages through a painting featuring the Fourth of July. Space is limited; please call the library to register your place at 334-3490. Supplies are provided.

Keir Royale will be presenting a not-to-be-missed magic show at the library on Wednesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. Audiences love Keir’s ability to keep them laughing and his interaction keeps audiences wanting more. Plan now to attend this program which includes tricks not seen before in library magic programs!

Thursday afternoon movies continue all summer! “A Wrinkle in Time” will be shown on June 7 at 1 p.m. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.

Barbara Wood’s newest novel is “The Far River.” For as long as anyone could remember, the Schallers and the Newmans have been enemies. When the skeleton remains of a murder victim are discovered at the Schaller estate, a decades-old feud between the rival winemaking families of the rolling hills of California’s central coast is reignited and dark secrets begin to see the light of day.

Other new fiction books are “Duel to the Death” by J.A. Jance, “Family and Other Catastrophes” by Alexandra Borowitz, “Macbeth” by Jo Nesbo, “A Breath of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling, “Mornings on Main” by Jodi Thomas, “Riders of the Dawn” by Louis L’Amour, “Shattered Mirror” by Iris Johansen, “The Family Gathering” by Robyn Carr and “The Cutting Edge” by Jeffery Deaver. New in the YA section is Rick Riordan’s “The Burning Maze,” a continuation of the “Trials of Apollo” series.

New non-fiction titles are “The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It” by Warren Farrell, “Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage” by Brian Castner and “How to Whittle: 25 Beautiful Projects to Carve by Hand” by Josh Nava.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Bears of the Ice: Quest of the Cubs” by Kathryn Lasky, “How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe: (and Put It Back Together Again)” by David Teague and “I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888” by Lauren Tarshis. Some of the newer easy titles are “Dinosaur Egg Day!” by Maggie Testa, graphic book, “You’re a Big Brother, Charlie Brown” by Jason Cooper and Charles M. Schulz and “Somebunny Loves Me: Sharing Kindness With Our Animal Friends” by Parry Gripp.

“Father’s Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call anytime to hear a recorded story by dialing, 334-3274. The Friends of the Library sponsor this 24/7 storyline.

The library’s online database of local history and genealogy continues to grow; browse entries by going to: If you are doing genealogical research Ancestry Library, the largest online family history resource is available in the library. This edition provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Search census, immigration, birth, marriage, and death records and many other primary sources. Several other resources are available by going to and clicking on Genealogy. Use your library card number (29092…) and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number) to access.