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Thursday, January 16 financial advisor Ryan Yung will present an investment seminar entitled “Rules of the Road” beginning at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will provide participants with 10 principles for sound investing as well as information on how to identify and avoid the most coming investment mistakes. This seminar ends at 7 p.m. and a four-part series begins on Thursday, February 13. Call the library to reserve your space!

The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. and Wyoming Equality Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the 21st.

Wednesday, January 22 the library will host “Starting a Business for $5000 or Less” at 5 p.m. The workshop is sponsored and presented by the Wyoming Women’s Business Center and will provide a variety of helpful information and resources. Call the library at 334-3490 to reserve your space.

The first of four films in the “We the People” dinner & movie series, “Swing Vote” will be shown on Monday, January 27 at 6 p.m. It’s November 2004 in New Mexico – Bud is a slacker with one good thing in his life, his daughter Molly. Set on Election Day, Bud is supposed to meet his daughter at the polling place. When he doesn’t show, she sneaks a ballot and is about to vote when the power goes off. It turns out that New Mexico’s electoral votes will decide the contest, and it’s tied with one vote needing recasting – Bud’s. Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussion and a light meal will also be available. Library programs are free and open to the public.

“Buckskin, Bloomers, and Me” by Johnny D. Boggs is loosely based on fact. What’s a 16 year-old boy to do when he learns that his step-mother and a local judge have murdered his father and now plan to kill him, too. Well, it’s 1906 and you can play a pretty good second base, so you join a barn-storming baseball team making its way across Kansas. It also helps that the team is the Kansas City National Bloomer Girls. After all, who’d look for a run-away boy disguised as a girl on a woman’s team that competes against town teams of male players?

Other new fiction books are “Love in Catalina Cove” by Brenda Jackson, “Warner and Laura” by Giles Tippette, “Leopard’s Wrath” by Christine Feehan, “Apache Springs” by Frank Leslie, “Scarlet Fever” by Rita Mae Brown, “An Irish Country Family” by Patrick Taylor, “Into the Dark” by Karen Rose, “Michael Crichton’s the Andromeda Evolution” by Daniel H. Wilson, and “Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton. A new young adult title is “The Secret Commonwealth” by Philip Pullman.

“Life Under Cover: Coming of Age in the CIA” by Amaryllis Fox, “Dreams of El Dorado: a History of the American West” by H.W. Brands and “Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” by Gabrielle Bernstein are among new non-fiction books.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “The Whispering Oak” by Katrina Charman, “Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure” by Doreen Cronin and “Bad Bella” by Ali Standish. Some of the newer easy books are “Lionel and the Lion’s Share” by Lou Peacock, “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith, “Fairy Science” by Ashley Spires and “Arthur and the Big Snow” by Marc Brown.

“Animals Everywhere” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 334-3274 to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out local history, genealogy and other library happenings 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 by soon!