The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 for Independence Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.
The second of three summer “Paint @ the Library” events will be on Monday, July 9. Barb Orr will lead attendees of all ages in a “Rawhide” painting. Please call to confirm your space at 334-3490 or stop by the library. Supplies are provided.
Wednesday, July 11 William “Buffalo Bill” Boycott and Dr. Jo will present a musical program at 6:30 p.m. “Along the Oregon Trail” celebrates the 175th anniversary of the “Great Migration of 1843” – this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Crafting @ the Library for all ages begins on Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. and continues on Wednesdays through August 15. Supplies are provided.
“Beartown” is a new novel by Fedrick Backman. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest; it is slowly losing ground in the ever-encroaching trees. Down by the lake stands an old ice rink, build generations ago. That ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team actually has a chance of winning the national semi-finals. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil.
Other new fiction books “Hang Him Twice” by William W. Johnstone, “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy, “How It Happened” by Michael Koryta, “An Unsuitable Match” by Joanne Trollope, “Alter Ego” by Brian Freeman, “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick, “King of Ashes” by Raymond E. Feist, “The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews and “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic” by Ace Atkins. “Inferno” is the newest young adult book by Julie Kagawa and is now available.
“The Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier” by Maya Rao joins “Lady in Red: an Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan” by Shelia Tate in the new non-fiction along with “The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes” by American Test Kitchen editors.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books: “I Got It” by David Wiesner, “Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: the Haunted House Next Door” by Andres Miedoso, “In a Small Kingdom” by Tomie dePaola, “Magical Mystery Tour” by Annette Lamb, “Lots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing” by Judi Barrett.
“Fourth of July & Fireworks!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. 334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number, call anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Access all of the library’s online resources by going to: https://www.niobraracountylibrary.org. Your library card number and PIN will give you access if required. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop in soon!