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“Summer Song” is the painting planned for the August 13 “Paint @ the Library” with Barb Orr. Two sessions are planned, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and both children and adults are welcome! Registration is required as space is limited; call the library at 334-3490. There is no charge for this event.

Last call for peaches! Stop by the library or call 307-334-3490 to place your order! The library foundation is expecting Colorado peaches to be available for pick up the week of August 6 at the library. Proceeds from this endowment fundraiser are matched through the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge and the foundation’s partnership with the Sweetwater County Library System Foundation, for more information about endowment contact library foundation members: Leslie Hammond, Kristine Groh, Pat Bruch, Linda Frye, Amanda Anderson, Stuart Larson or Debbie Sturman.

Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel is “The Perfect Couple.” The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember – but it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons – a body is found in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony – and everyone in the wedding party is a suspect. As chief of police Ed Kapenash does his interviews, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield – and no couple is perfect.

Other new fiction books “The Hills Have Spies” by Mercedes Lackey, “Seven Kinds of Rain” by K. Lyn Wurth, “Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman, “Patchwork Bride” by Sandra Dallas, “Beyond Control” by Kat Martin, “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton, “Dreams of Falling” by Karen White, “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand and “Taos Lightning” by Johnny Boggs. A new title for the young adult is “The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder” by Sarah J. Harris.

New non-fiction titles are “Ruthless Tide: the Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonished Gilded Age Disaster” by Al Roker, “Out of the Clouds: the Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings” by Linda Carroll, and “Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes” by Todd Richards.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Dragonwatch” by Brandon Mull, “Breakout” by Kate Messner and “Take Me With You When You Go” by Alan Venable. Some of the newer easy books are “Kings of the Castle” by Victoria Turnbull, “Right Now” by Jessica Olien and “Super Saurus and the Egg” by Deborah Underwood.

Miss Tina’s “Serving Lemonade” Storyhour on Tuesday, August 7 is all about our senses; plan to stop by to see what she has in store! Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call anytime to hear a recorded story by dialing 334-3274. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library’s website is:, check it out for information about local history as well as research and information! You can also access several digital libraries. Check it out today! And don’t hesitate to call or stop by for more information.