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Have you registered your children for the library’s winter afterschool programs? Call 307-334-3490 or stop by the library for more information and to register.

Plan to attend a Sunday afternoon concert on January 12 presented by Laramie musicians Nicole Lamartine and Jeff Selden at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 120 E. 5th Street. The concert will feature an eclectic range of music for voice and guitar. Library programs are free and open to the public.

The Friends of the Library present “The Mitten” in a Reading is Fun (RIF) program on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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. Call the library at 334-3490 to register for this event.

“A Minute to Midnight” is the title of David Baldacci’s latest novel. FBI agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister was kidnapped and likely killed – 30 years ago. Now she and her assistant have returned to her Georgia hometown to reopen the investigation to her sister’s abduction only to encounter a serial killer beginning a reign of terror. “A Minute to Midnight” is available on CD as well as digitally through Overdrive/Libby, the Cloud Library and RB Digital.

Other new fiction books are “A Dog’s Promise” by W. Bruce Cameron, “Stitches in Time” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “Lulu’s Café” by T.I. Lowe, “Full Throttle” by Joe Hill, “The Name of All Things” by Jenn Lyons, “The Revisioners” by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, “Have Brides, Will Travel” by William W. Johnstone, “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett and “Olive Again” by Elizabeth Strout. A young adult title is “Allies” by Alan Gratz.

New non-fiction books are “An Atlas of Geographical Wonders, Comparing the World’s Mountains and Rivers” by Jean-Christophe Bailly, “Deep State: Trump, the FBI and the Rule of Law” by James B. Stewart and “Molly: the True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats” by Colin Butcher.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Tales From a Not-So-Best Friend Forever” by Rachel Renee Russell, “Brute Cake” by Troy Cummings and “Warriors in Winter” by Mary Pope Osborne. A few of the newer easy books are “Ant Attack” by Anne James, “Eee-Moo!” by Annika Dunklee, “Stretchy McHandome” by Judy Schachner, “Good Night, Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle, and “Very Lulu : the (Mostly) True Story of a Training School Dropout” by Stephanie Campisi.

“Curious About George” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool aged children. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. The Friends of the Library sponsor this 24/7 storyline.

Library card holders have access to a database of blank and completed legal forms that are professionally created, Wyoming-specific and continually updated. Documents address subjects such as bankruptcy, divorce, power of attorney, last will & testament, life document planning, real estate, taxation and landlord/tenant law. This resource is provided by the Niobrara County Library Foundation. Visit and scroll down the page to find the link to this database. Your library card number and PIN will give you access.

Several digital libraries are available! Everything from ebooks to digital audiobooks and music to downloadable movies and comics, check it out by visiting the library’s webpage.

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