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Call the library at 334-3490 to register your children for the winter afterschool series. “The World of Fables and Fairy Tales” begins on Thursday, January 9 for children in the 3-6 grades and continues through February 27. “The World of Jan Brett,” with her books being the focus, begins on Tuesday, January 14 and continues through March 3 for children in grades K-2. Crafts and activities are included and both series begin afterschool and end at 4:45 p.m.

The winter music series kicks off on Sunday, January 12 with Laramie musicians Nicole Lamartine and Jeff Selden presenting a concert featuring an eclectic range of music for voice and guitar. The concert will be held at the Congregational Church at 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Library’s first of three RIF (Reading is Fun) programs will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. “The Mitten” will be presented and a craft will also be a part of the evening. Snacks will be available as well as the opportunity for each child to select their own book to keep!

Thursday, January 16 kicks off an investment series featuring Ryan Yung with Edward D. Jones from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library. “The Rules of the Road” will give attendees 10 principles for sound investing and also discusses how to identify and avoid the most common investment mistakes. The series continues in February.

Did you know that you can receive a text or email notice of items due one day before they are due? Stop in to find out more information about this convenience!

Soren Sveistrup’s latest novel is “The Chestnut Man.” A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card – a handmade doll of matchsticks and two chestnuts – is left at each crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics make a shocking discover – a fingerprint belonging to a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. Is this a tragic coincidence or something more?

Other new fiction books are “Cheyenne Pass” by Lauran Paine, “Moonscape” by Julie Weston, “Meant To Be Yours” by Susan Mallery, “Tarnished Badge” by Preston Lewis, “Wyoming Heart” by Diana Palmer, “No Judgments” by Meg Cabot, “Criss Cross” by James Patterson, “Twisted Twenty-Six” by Janet Evanovich and “Finding Home Again” by Brenda Jackson. A new young adult title is “The Book of Dust” by Philip Pullman.

“The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy: How to Train and Care For Your New Dog” by Victoria Stilwell is available among new non-fiction along with “The Double Dangerous Book For Boys” by Conn Iggulden and “In His Time: Tim Maim’s Personal Road Back in the Saddle” by Candra Marlett.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Legacy and the Queen” by Annie Matthew, “Boa Constructor” by Troy Cummings and “Bear Country: Bearly a Misadventure” by Doreen Cronin. Some of the newer easy books include “Monster Bug” by Linda Howard, “Go Away Unicorn” by Emily Mullock, “I Won’t Go with Strangers” by Dagmar Geisler and “Don’t Call Me a Bear!” by Aaron Blabey.

“Winter in The New Year” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. 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.

Visit to browse local history and genealogy information as well as the library’s online catalog, WyldCat and the databases in Your library card number (29092…) and PIN will give you access! You can also download forms in the Legal Forms Database with the use of your card. Stop by the library for more information!

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