Wednesday, June 20, Markie Scholz of “Dragons are Too Seldom Puppet Productions” returns to the library at 1 p.m. with the puppet show, “Dragon Ditty.” Zed the dragon has spent his whole life trying to figure what makes him, well him. He knows there are a lot of things he is not good at so imagine his surprise when he discovers his musical talent! Sure to be an entertaining adventure, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Several area authors will be on hand during the Annual Book Sale; plan now to stop by on Saturday, June 23 at 8 a.m. and visit with Phyllis Hahn, Larid Johnson, Kally Jo Surbeck, Papa C. Turner and Helen Pugsley. The authors will have copies of their books available for sale and will also be signing books. Dennis Rollins, the creator of the dvd, “Dell and the Yellow Hotel” will have copies of the dvd for sale as well.
The Friends of the Library sponsor the Book Sale which is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Ice Cream Social with homemade cakes and desserts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from these events help fund programming and purchase materials throughout the year.
Monday, June 25, “The Lego Guy” will be at the library at 1 p.m. to discuss all things Lego! Plan now to come and learn some history, view some very detailed creations and build on your own!
One of our newer novels is “The Scorched Earth.” Started in 1984, this is Wyoming’s, W. Michael Gear’s first historical fiction novel. The Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. To truly understand the madness and despair of such a horrendous conflict, one needs to pick a moment – or see the war through one family’s eyes. In rural Arkansas such was the Hancock’s. Devastated by a cruel war, they faced down their personal hells and in spite of it all they survived – a testament to the power of love – and the American spirit.
Other new fiction books “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Susan Wittig Albert, “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Winter Moon” by Lauran Paine, “The Sixth Day” by Catherine Coulter, “An Amish Heirloom” by Amy Clipston, “The First Family” by Michael Palmer, “Dead Girl Running” by Christina Dodd, “Welcome to Moonlight Harbor” by Sheila Roberts and “Adjustment Day” by Chuck Palahniuk. “Ace of Shades” by Amanda Foody is among new YA titles.
“The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq” by Dunya Mikhail joins “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek and “Straw Bale Solutions: Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales” by Joel Karsten in the new non-fiction section.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “The Case of Firebane’s Folly” by Liam O’Donnell, “Good Dog” by Dan Gemeinhart and “Riding Lessons” by Jane Smiley. A few of the newer easy titles include “The Secrets of Ninja School” by Deb Pilutti, “This is the Nest that Robin Built: with a Little Help From Her Friends” by Denise Fleming and “Strega Nona’s Magic Ring” by Tomie dePaola.
“Butterflies!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Visit the library’s webpage, https://www.niobraracountylibrary.org for a variety of information, including local history and genealogy. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.