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During the month of January the art from several students in our local school district will be on display. Be sure to stop by and check out the artistic talent!

A book art class will be held on Wednesday, January 16th from 5-7 pm for adults and children over the age of 14. This craft utilizes old hardback books, and revitalizes them into coveted works of art for your home or for a gift for someone special. The creations will feature a heart pattern, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The facilitator for the class will be Tamara Lehner, the Adult Programming Coordinator for the Converse County Libraries. Supplies will be provided; library programs are free and open to the public.

Beginning on January 16 a teen book discussion series will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people in the “The Naturals” by Jennifer Lyn Barnes. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI comes knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. The series will continue through February 27. Call or stop by the library for more information.

The library’s website, contains a wealth of information. Besides being able to access the online catalog and research databases patrons can search over 8000 obituaries and close to 3500 birth records. The historical database has entries about our county history and other historical pieces of interest. New entries are added regularly, check it all out today!

Elizabeth Berg’s newest novel is “Night of Miracles.” Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. She has begun to teach baking classes and sharing secrets of her many recipes. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for the son, Lincoln. This family is not the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, Lucille and the other residents of Mason come together and find true power of community – just when they need it the most.

Other new titles are “Silent Scream” by Karen Harper, “Wrangler’s Rescue” by B.J. Daniels, “Where the Bullets Fly” by Terrence McCauley, “The Rancher” by Kate Pearce, “Not Quite Over You” by Susan Mallery, “Cheyenne Vengeance” by Robert J. Steelman, “Bright Young Dead” by Jessica Fellows, “Driven to Distraction” by Lori Foster and “Abandoned” by Wyoming’s W. Michael Gear. A new young adult title is “How to Fracture a Fairy Tale” by Jane Yolen.

“Army of Empire: the Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I” by George Morton-Jack is among new non-fiction books along with “Leadership in Turbulent Times” by Doris Kearns Goodwin and “Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nobinary People Rewriting History” by Blair Imani.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Lu” by Jason Reynolds, “Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows” by Ryan Calejo and “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden. Some of the newer easy titles include “Here, George” by Sandra Boynton, “First Words” by Ellie Boultwood, “Can I Be Your Dog” by Troy Cummings and “Twig” by Aura Parker.

“Skating with Friends!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. Have you called Dial-A-Story for your children? Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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