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The “Crooners” will be performing in concert on Sunday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church. The program will feature American standards and pop favorites under the direction of Randy Hills. The Crooners feature Kaela Lundstrom, Carla Stroh, Polly Johnson, Carmen Boussu, Becky Freeman and Randy Hills.

Wednesday, February 12 “Lincoln and the Constitution” will be presented at 6 p.m. at the library. President Lincoln swore to uphold the Constitution, struggled with what it said of slavery and stretched it to the limits to save it. John Voehl is a nationally recognized Lincoln historian and presenter. Pamela Voehl, as Mary Todd Lincoln, will also be in the audience.

The Friends of the Library will present the second Reading is Fun (RIF) program on Friday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. The Disney sing-along afternoon will feature Soprano Alicia Danielle Roberts and will include How Far I’ll Go from Moana, Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas and Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins to name a few. Alicia holds a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Wyoming and a Masters of Music degree from DU’s Lamont School of Music, both in Vocal Performance. Children will have the opportunity to select their own books to keep and snacks will also be available.

Call the library at 307-334-3490 to register for the Alcohol Ink painting class to be held on Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m.

“The Vanishing” is the title of Jayne Ann Krentz’s latest novel. Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair use what they call their “second sight” to help solve cases. When Olivia suddenly vanishes one night, Cat frantically begins searching. No one takes her missing seriously except Slater Arganbright, an agent from the Foundation, who shows up with a cryptic warning: a ruthless killer is hunting the only witnesses to a murder 15 years ago – Catalina and Olivia – and he intends to make them both vanish.

Other new fiction books are “Forever Friends” by Sarah Mackenzie, “The Telegraph Proposal” by Gina Welborn, “Tom Clancy Code of Honor” by Marc Cameron, “Five Days, Five Dead” by Carol Wright Crigger, “All He’ll Ever Need” by Loree Lough, “A Small Town” by Thomas Perry, “My One and Only Cowboy” by A. J. Pine, “A Roman Rhapsody” by Sara Alexander and “Massacre at Crow Creek Crossing” by Charles G. West. “Bad Girls Don’t Die” by Katie Alender is among new young adult titles.

New non-fiction books are “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me” by Adrienne Brodeur, “Skoolie!: How to Convert a School Bus or Van Into a Tiny Home or Recreational Vehicle” by Will Sutherland and “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: the New Frontier, 112 Fantastic Favorites For Everyday Eating” by Ree Drummond.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “A Boy is Not a Bird” by Edeet Ravel. “I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919” by Lauren Tarshis and “Other Words For Home” by Jasmine Warga. Newer easy readers are “This is Not That Kind of Book” by Christopher Healy, “My Daddy Ate an Apple” by Craig Smith, “One Snowy Morning” by Kevin Tseng and “Duckworth, the Difficult Child” by Michael Sussman.

“Valentine’s Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Children are invited to bring Valentine’s to share. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. The Friends of the Library sponsor this 24/7 storyline.

Visit the library’s website for local genealogy and historical information. Go to to begin your searching. Ancestry Library is available for use in the library and there are several other genealogy databases that can be accessed with your library card number and going to Don’t hesitate to 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.