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Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Homemade Cookie, Candy, Soup & Bread fundraiser! Proceeds fund library programs and events throughout the year as well as add materials to the library. The first of three Reading Is Fun (RIF) programs will be held on Wednesday, January 9, mark your calendar!

Lish Murphy will present “Decorating the White House” at the library on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Lish recently had the opportunity to be one of the volunteers to decorate in Washington and will share her pictures and stories. Be sure to come by!

“Enroll Wyoming” will be at the library from 10 a.m. – Noon on Friday, December 14. The Enroll Wyoming Navigators help you enroll for the Healthcare Marketplace – open enrollment ends on December 15. Dial 211 if you are unable to attend, the operators can help you enroll via distance or connect you with operators who can answer your questions.

“Santa Paws 2: Santa Pups” will be showing at 1:35 p.m. on Friday, December 14. This Disney film is rated G and is 87 minutes.

“The Reckoning” is John Grisham’s latest novel. Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son, a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool morning in October 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church and calmly shot and killed the pastor and his friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling to the sheriff, his lawyers, the judge, the jury, and his family – that Pete’s only statement was “I have nothing to say.” This book is available in several formats.

Other new books are “Coming Home for Christmas” by Fern Michaels, “Rise of the Mystics” by Ted Dekker, “His Promise” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green, “Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane” by JoAnn Ross, “Cowhand Justice” by Paul Evan Lehman, “Shell Game” by Sara Paretsky, “I Am Behind You” by John Ajvide Lindqvist and “Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas” by Katie Ruggle. Julie Kagawa’s newest young adult title, “Shadow of the Fox” is now available as is “Kingdom of the Ash” by Sarah J. Maas.

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama along with “Hunting Charles Manson: the Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter” by Lis Wiehl and “In the Hurricane’s Eye: the Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown” by Nathaniel Philbrick are available for non-fiction readers.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Saving Winslow” by Sharon Creech, “Wedgie & Gizmo vs the Great Outdoors” by Suzanne Selfors and “The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare” by Shannon Hale. A few of the newer easy titles include “A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas” by Amy Young, “Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas” by Kimberly Dean, “ Elbow Grease” by John Cena and “Duck & Hippo Give Thanks” by Jonathan London.

“Merry Christmas!” is the theme for Storyhour on December 18, 2018 and a special visitor has been invited! Storyhour will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Dial-A-Story is available anytime by dialing, 307-334-3490. The Friends of the Library sponsor this great tool!

Visit the library’s webpage: for local history, genealogy and the online catalog of our library’s collection.

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!