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We all say it, we all feel it – time goes too fast! The library now has an option to help keep up with checked out items, ahead of the due date… receive email and/or text messages one day before the item(s) due date! Call the library to set up this free service for you and your family! If you already have an email on record you will automatically receive the early notice, but if you, like many of us, don’t check email often a text message may be the way to go. Give us a call at 307-334-3490!

Paint @ the Library will be held on Monday, August 5 at 1 p.m. Artist, Barb Orr has a fun project planned – call to register at 334-3490!

Xzeries Avilez will be featured during the month of August with “Pop Art & Poetry.” Plan to stop by and visit with Xzeries at a reception on Wednesday, August 7 at 5 p.m.

Mark your calendar for an exciting program –the “Duelling Dames” on Monday, August 12 at 2 p.m. The Dames teach history with hilarity, astound with sword-fighting skills, and are daring enough to bring audience members onstage – a delightful tale that excites families about history while teaching anti-violence strategies.

Lucinda Riley’s newest novel is “The Royal Secret.” When Sir James Harrison, one of the greatest actors of this generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a letter with a secret so shocking it could rock the English establishment to the core. As reporter Joanna Haslam peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret someone is on her tracks attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. They will stop at nothing to reach the letter before her. “The Royal Secret” is also available in Overdrive/Libby.

Other new fiction books are “”Outlaw Land” by Bradford Scott, “Blessing in Disguise” by Daniel Steel, “Resistance Women” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “Queen Bee” by Dorothea Benton Frank, “The Stiehl Assassin” by Terry Brooks, “Cruel Fate” by Kelly Armstrong, “The Tubman Command” by Elizabeth Cobb, “On a Summer Tide” by Suzanne Woods Fisher and “Unsolved” by James Patterson. New young adult titles include “Renegades” by Marissa Meyer and “Finale” by Stephanie Garber.

“Mary: the Mary Tyler Moore Story” by Herbie J. Pilato is among several new non-fiction books, including: “1,000 + Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently” by Marc Chernoff and “The Pioneers: the Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West” by David McCullough.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Blaire” by Jennifer Castle, “Beep and Bob, Too Much Space” by Jonathan Roth and “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal” by Jeff Kinney. Some of the more recent easy titles include “A Little Chicken” by Tammi Sauer, “I’m a Baked Potato” by Elise Primavera, “Katie and the Haunted Museum” by Fran Manushkin and “Arthur’s Heart Mix-Up” by Marc Brown.

“Some of Our Favorites!” is the theme for Storyhour on August 6, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call anytime to hear a recorded story by dialing, 334-3274. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out your library account by going to and clicking on WyldCat. Click on My Account in the upper right hand corner, your library card number (29092…) and PIN will give you access. You also have access to your account and the library collection with the app, WYLDcat Mobile. Search for WYLDcat or Wyoming Libraries in your app store. The original WYLDcat app, Bookmyne, remains available.

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!