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Have you registered for the library’s fall book discussion? The series, “Votes for Women” begins with the book, “The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898” which will be discussed on Tuesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. Barb Baker returns to lead the discussions and author Lisa Tetrault will join the discussion. Stop by the library to register and pick up the book.

The dinner & movie series kicks off on Monday, August 27 with the film, “Suffragette” at 6 p.m. The film is inspired by true events about the women who are willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th century Britain. Deane Tucker, PhD., Chadron College professor returns to lead the film discussion series. A meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public. The film is rated PG-13 and is 107 minutes.

The Friends of the Library will host a Back-to-School Bash at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28. The event will feature the lively entertainer, “Wayne & Wingnut” and is planned to be held on the library lawn. There will be books to giveaway and root beer floats! Plan to attend.

Register your children for the library’s afterschool programs by calling, 307-334-3490 or stopping by 425 S. Main. The programs begin on Monday, August 27 for kindergarten through second grade and Tuesday, August 28 for the third through sixth grade.

Barbara Delinsky’s latest book is “Before and Again.” Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment, but the resulting collision robbed her of her daughter, her marriage, her family and friends. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid. Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. Then a son of one of her new friends is accused of hacking a powerful man’s twitter account, and Maggie is torn between protecting herself or stepping up to be at their sides.

Other new fiction books “The Summer Nanny” by Holly Chamberlin, “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler, “The Darkest Warrior” by Gena Showalter, “A Steep Price” by Robert Dugoni, “The Life Lucy Knew” by Karma Brown, “Ride the Savage Land” by William W. Johnstone, “Shades of Doubt” by Kally Jo Surbeck, “The Skaar Invasion” by Terry Brooks and “Between You and Me” by Susan Wiggs. Several new titles are available in the YA section, including “Brink of Darkness,” the “Edge of Everything” by Jeff Giles.

New non-fiction titles are “Backpacker Hidden Gems: 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America” by Maren Horjus, “The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu” by Katja Pantzar and “Simple Patchwork Projects: 20 Animal-Themed Projects to Sew & Quilt” by Hayley Smith.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Junior Ninja Champion: the Competition Begins” by Catherine Hapka, “The Button War” by Avi and “Lost” by Terry Lynn Johnson. A few of the newer easy books are “Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur” by Cirocco Dunlap, “Nutty to Meet You!’ by Alan Venable, and “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins.

“Labor Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool aged children. The Friends of the Library sponsor the storyline, Dial-A-Story. Call in anytime by dialing, 307-334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number.

The library maintains a database of obituaries, birth and cemetery records as well as local history. There are over 10,000 online entries to assist your local research. Check it out by going to: If you have additional information for existing entries, please let us know.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.