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The library will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in honor of President’s Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday the 18th at 10 a.m.

Join local artists, Karen Titchener and Pat Pfaffenheuser to learn about and experiment with painting with Alcohol ink on Wednesday, February 19. These brightly colored dye-based paints are most often used in creating free-flowing textures that some consider fool-proof. Call the library at 334-3490 to register as space is limited.

In August, three Niobrara County natives embarked on the trip of a lifetime. Chrisanna Lund, Jaynee Hanson, and Tammy Schrader spent nine days traveling the country of Peru. The trio backpacked 37 miles over four days on the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Chrisanna will talk about her experience as well as show pictures of her journey at the library on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 p.m.

“Advise and Consent” is the second of four films in the “We the People” series and will be shown on Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m. Robert Leffingwell is the president’s nominee for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must go through a Senate investigation to determine if he’s qualified. Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the opposition and political dirt that’s revealed. Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussion and a light meal will be available. Library programs are free and open to the public.

“A Cross to Kill” is the title of a new novel by Andrew Huff. John Cross is a small-town pastor – not a man you’d expect to have a checkered past. The truth is he was once an assassin for the CIA. Now his deadly past has caught up with him. Can he keep his vow – even if his congregation and the brave woman he’s learning to care for are caught in the crossfire? In the end, John’s life may be the only sacrifice he has left to offer… “A Cross to Kill” is also available in Overdrive.

Other new fiction books are “Miss Serena’s Secret” by Carolyn Miller, “Huckleberry Lake” by Catherine Anderson, “Ghost Town Gold” by William Colt McDonald, “The Rancher’s Redemption” by Kate Pearce, “Forever Hidden” by Tracie Peterson, “Lost Hills” by Lee Goldberg, “Matchmaking Can Be Murder” by Amanda Flower, “The Heart of the Hill Country” by Sherryl Woods and “Hunter Killer” by Brad Taylor. A new young adult title “Rebel” by Marie Lu.

Kristina Henkel’s “The Swedish Way to Parent and Play: Secrets for Raising Gender-Equal Kids” is available among new non-fiction books along with “Esther Hobart Morris: the Unembellished Story of the Nation’s First Female Judge” by Kathryn Swim Cummings and “Sanctuary of Your Own: Create a Haven Anywhere For Relaxation & Self-Renewal” by Caroline Dow.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Beverly, Right Here” by Kate DiCamillo, “Waylon, the Most Awesome of All” by Sara Pennypacker and “Dead Voices” by Katherine Arden. Several of the newer easy books are “Click, Clack, Surprise” by Doreen Cronin, “Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen” by Beth Mills, “Unicorns 101” by Cale Atkinson and “The Invisible Leash” by Patrice Karst.

“President’s Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Did you know the library has an extensive online database of local history? Go to and click on Historicals. Local genealogical information with obituaries, cemetery records and birth records are also available. 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. Stop in soon!