The library will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Wyoming Equality Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
On Monday, January 28 plan to view the film, “Ocean of Grass” at the library at 6 p.m. This is an experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130-year-old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations and the Sandhills people are shown with unhindered realism. The project was created by first-time filmmaker Georg Joutras. A light meal will be served.
Upcoming Early Release films include “Small Foot” on Friday, January 18 and “Goosebumps 2” on Friday, January 25. The films show at 1:35 p.m. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.
“Fire & Blood” is the newest novel by George R.R. Martin. Centuries before the events of “A Game of Thrones” House Targaryen – the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria – took up residence on Dragonstone. This book begins the tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. This book is also available on CD and digitally through Overdrive/Libby and the 3M Cloud Library and in digital audio format through RB Digital.
Other new fiction books include “Before It’s Too Late” by Sara Driscoll, “When Winter Comes” by V.A. Shannon, “Red War” by Vince Flynn, “Cowboy On My Mind” by R.C. Ryan, “When We Were Young” by Karen Kingsbury, “The Thirty-One Kings” by Robert J. Harris, “A Season of Grace” by Lauraine Snelling, “Beauchamp Hall” by Danielle Steel and “Lethal White” by Robert Galbraith. Among new young adult titles is “Someday” by David Levithan.
“How to Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: the No BS Guide for Men” by Jonas A. Horwitz and “Creating Art Quilts With Panels” by Joyce Hughes are among new non-fiction titles along with “The Slow Cooker Baby Food Cookbook” by Maggie Meade.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Spy School Goes South” by Stuart Gibbs, “Break Into the Internet” by Carla Jablonski and “Lifeboat 12” by Susan Hood. Some of the newer easy titles are “Gator, Gator, Gator” by David Bernstrom, “What Do You Do If Your House Is a Zoo” by John Kelly, “Phone Call with a Fish” by Silvia Vecchini and “Bear Can’t Sleep” by Karma Wilson.
“Hot Cocoa!” is the theme for Storyhour on January 22, 2019. 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. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Check out all of the library’s online resources by going to: https://www.niobraracountylibrary.org . Your library card number and PIN will give you access to all of the resources. You can access a wealth of research material including practice tests and language learning by going to http://gowyld.net . If you have questions be sure to stop in the library or give us a call at 334-3490.
Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.