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Have you signed up for the last summer “Paint @ the Library” event to be held on Monday, August 13? Two sessions are available, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. and is open to children and adults. Call the library at 334-3490 to reserve your spot. Barb Orr’s piece, “Summer Song” will be the featured piece. Call today!

The Friends of the Library will host a Back-To-School celebration on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. “Wayne and Wingnut” will be featured at 6 p.m. Watch for more information!

Did you know you could check out movies, documentaries and educational dvd’s as well as television shows at the library? Everything from the newest releases to Clinton Anderson’s horse training kits is available and can be checked out for two weeks. Stop in and browse the extensive collection today. The library also has several digital libraries including Hoopla which has movies and television shows as well as music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics & graphic novels. Items can be downloaded to devices for off-line viewing or streamed on your computer. The app is available at your app store and Hoopla’s music and audiobooks now work with Alexa! There is no charge for library digital resources, your library card number and PIN give you access.

“All We Ever Wanted” is Emily Giffin’s latest novel. Nina Browning’s husband recently made a fortune selling his tech business and their son has been accepted at Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle class small town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volper is a single dad, working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla, who has earned a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school. Then one photograph changes everything. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together, questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

Other new fiction books “Death Trap on the Platte” by Cliff Farrell, “The Book of Essie” by Meghan MacLean Weir, “The 49th Mystic” by Ted Dekker, “The Moscow Deception” by Karen Robards, “Princess” by James Patterson “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Tom Clancy’s Line of Sight” by Mike Maden, “Cowboy Bold” by Carolyn Brown, “The Moscow Offensive” by Dale Brown and “My Kind of Christmas” by Janet Dailey. A new title in the young adult section is “Puddin’” by Julie Murphy.

“Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living” by Karen Auvinen is among new non-fiction along with “Robin” by David Itzkoff and “The Good Mothers: the True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia” by Alex Perry.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Guardians of the Taiga” by Stacy Hinojosa, “A Good Day for Climbing Trees” by Jaco Jacobs and “They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School” by Simone Lia. Several of the newer easy books are, “Adrift: an Odd Couple of Polar Bears” by Jessica Olien, “The Book of Mistakes” by Corinna Luyken and “The Sea Tiger” by Victoria Turnbull.

“Fair Time!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call to hear a recorded story by dialing, 334-3274 anytime. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Browse the online catalog, WyldCat by going to:; your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone) will allow you to place reserves on items and renew some items. Your card number and PIN also give you access to the databases in Check it all out today!