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Wednesday, January 29 Doug Chamberlain will be signing copies of his book, “Bury Him” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Captain Chamberlain’s book recounts his agonized response to a direct order to ‘bury’ the remains of a fallen Marine in Vietnam. Copies will be available for purchase.

Thursday, January 30 is the first of four “Around the World” programs featuring photographs and cultural information about other parts of our world. Tina Kitras-Seaman’s Greece adventure will begin at 6 p.m.

During the month of February Allison William’s “Redbird Rose Photography” will be on display at the library. Plan to visit with Allison during an artist reception on Wednesday, February 5 at 5 p.m. Allison is a senior at NCHS and has had a passion for photography since receiving her first camera as a gift; she loves to work the angles and has an eye for detail. Be sure to visit her show during February.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 9! Lusk’s own “Crooners” will be performing in concert at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church.

Virginia Kantra’s “Meg & Jo” is a modern tale inspired by the classic “Little Women.” The March sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth, have grown up to pursue their separate dreams but sometimes getting everything you ever wanted isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When their mother’s illness forces the sisters home to North Carolina, they discover what really matters.

Other new fiction books are “Sword of Kings” by Bernard Cornwell, “No Man’s Land” by Sara Driscoll, “Forget Me Not” by Brenda Jackson, “Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes” by Ace Atkins, “Born to be a Cowboy” by R.C. Ryan, “Beating About the Bush” by M.C. Beaton, “Just Watch Me” by Jeff Lindsay, “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come” by Mildred D. Taylor and “The Bishop’s Daughter” by Patricia Johns. A new young adult title is “Supernova” by Marissa Meyer.

New non-fiction books are “Letters from Christopher: the Tragic Confessions of the Watts Family Murders” by Cherlyn Cadle, “Wyoming: Perspectives on a “Small Town With Long Streets” by Dennis Davis and “Principles” by Ray Dalio.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Throwback” by Peter Lerangis, “Top-Secret Smackdown” by Mac Barnett and “Scary Stories for Young Foxes” by Christian McKay Heidicker. A few of the new easy books are “Good Night Bubbala” by Sheryl Haft, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers” by Jan Brett, “The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City” by Tara Lazer and “Giracula” by Caroline Watkins.

“Country Ride” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, February 4, 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.

WyldCat is the state’s online catalog, go to and click on WyldCat to browse the library’s collection as well as collections throughout the state. By using your library card number and PIN you are able to place requests or holds on items and renew some items as well. Check it out today!

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