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Wednesday, April 24 an encore presentation of the movie, “Oceans of Grass” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the library. This documentary captures a year in the life of a 130-year-old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The library will provide the popcorn; please bring your own drinks.

Thursday, April 25 author Carol Deering will discuss her poetry and her book “Havoc & Solace: Poems from the Inland West” at the library at 2 p.m. The poems in her book are inspired by the inland west and they are, above all, poems of connection: animal, plant, rivers, people, rock, snow ~ nature and culture in many incarnations. Deering will have copies of her books available. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 29 the final film in the “At the Oscars” series will be shown. Best Picture of 2018, “Shape of Water” is an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover secret classified experiment. Guillermo del Toro also received the Best Director award for this film. A light meal will be served; library programs are free and open to the public.

The “Heirloom and Sustainable Seed Library” will soon be available through the library. Gardeners can check out packets of heirloom and sustainable seeds and then commit to saving seed from the harvest and return some of the seeds back to the “Heirloom and Sustainable Seed Library.” The goal is to have a viable seed library that can become self-sustaining. More information will be available.

Wyoming attorney Gerry Spence’s newest novel is “Court of Lies.” Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray. The Teton County Prosecutor, Haskins Sewell, consumed by political ambition, is planning to advance his career by framing Lillian for first–degree murder and railroading the judge into prison. So what about truth and justice?

Other new fiction books are “The Range Detectives” by William W. Johnstone, “The Proposal” by Jasmine Guillory, “The Current” by Tim Johnston, “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner, “The Next to Die” by Sophie Hannah, “The Girl in the Glass Box” by James Grippando, “Stroke of Luck” by B.J. Daniels, “Sagebrush Alley” by Patricia Jones and “In the Land of the Everliving” by Stephen R. Lawhead. “The Wild Lands” by Paul Greci and “In Paris With You” by Clementine Beauvais are among new young adult titles.

“The Good Neighbor: the Life and Works of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King joins “Howard Zinn & Lois Mottonen Fistfight in the Equality State” by Rodger McDaniel and “The Birth Guy’s Go-To-Guide for New Dads: How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond” by Brian W. Salmon in the new non-fiction section.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Secret Pledge” by John Erickson, “Marissa the Science Fairy” by Daisy Meadows, and “Making the Band” by Martha Maker. Among the newer easy titles are “Chicken Talk” by Patricia MacLachlan, “Click, Clack, Peep!” by Doreen Cronin, “Dust Bunny Wants a Friend” by Amy Hevron and “Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter” by Wendi Silvano.

“Hello New Friends!” is the theme for Storyhour on April 23, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out the library’s website by going to: 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!