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The new school year is in session and that means new afterschool programming at the library. Call 307-334-3490 to register your children for “The Wild Zoo” program held on Tuesdays for grades K-2 or register for “Westward Ho – Discovering New Trails” which will be held on Thursdays for children in the 3rd – 6th grades. Both programs begin the week of August 26; other activities may be available on other afterschool days if needed. Friday afternoon movies will be shown some Fridays throughout the year. The fall movie dates are listed in the current library newsletter.

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” the first of four “Lighter Side” films will be shown on Monday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the library. A meal will be available and Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussion. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Mark your calendar now for Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow who will perform on Sunday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Congregational Church.

“Mrs. Everything” is Jennifer Weiner’s latest novel. Growing up in 1950’s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman lived in a “Dick and Jane” house where their roles were clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy. Bethie is the pretty, feminine, good girl. As their lives unfold against a background of free love, Vietnam and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child while Jo becomes a proper young mother. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreamed of – is it too late for the women to make a claim on “happily ever after?” This book is also available digitally through the 3M Cloud Library and as an audio through RBDigital. Your library card number and PIN gives you access.

Other new fiction books are “The Long Shadow” by Beth Kanell, “The Body Lies” by Jo Baker, “Star Path” by W. Michael Gear, “Summer on Mirror Lake” by JoAnn Ross, “Paranoid” by Lisa Jackson, “The Oracle” by Clive Cussler, “The Burning Chambers” by Kate Mosse, “Lost and Found” by Danielle Steel, and “The Shallows” by Matt Goldman. “What if it’s Us?” by Becky Albertalli is among new YA titles.

Carpenter Ty Pennington has a new nonfiction book available, “Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter” also available is the biography, “Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination” by Brian Jay Jones and “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: the Definite How-To-Guide” by Karen Kilgariff.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Stolen Girl” by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, “Dream Within a Dream” by Patricia MacLachlan, “Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon” by Kate DiCamillo. Several of the newer easy titles are “Dinosaur Farm” by Penny Dale, “If I Was the Sunshine” by Julie Fogliano, “Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider” by James Dean and “Pinkalicious and the Flower Fairy” by Victoria Kann.

“Zoo Fun!” is the theme for Storyhour on August 27, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year! Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Research databases are available by visiting the library’s website: and clicking on GoWYLD, your library card number and PIN will give you access to full-text articles, reference materials including books, journals and audio and video. Stop by the library anytime to learn more about using these resources.

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