We are pleased to host local author Larid Johnson for a book signing on Wednesday, October 28 at 5 p.m. Larid will have copies of his books available for purchase, including a new edition of “Yellow Dog Eight,” which is a record of his memories of more than thirty-years with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Larid has recently completed “The Thinking Rock” and “The Tiger and the Strawberry Queen” as well. Plan now to stop by!
Meghan Casey and Rocky Mountain Puppets return on Friday, October 30 at 1 p.m. with “The Hallows Eve Pumpkin Thief.” The show is suitable for all ages and you won’t want your children to miss this talented ventriloquist!
The Dinner & Movie series continues on Monday, October 26 with “Catch Me if You Can” at 6 p.m. A light meal will be available and Deane Tucker facilitates the discussion.
Christine Baker Kline, author of “the Orphan Train” has a new novel entitled “The Exiles” and it is based on true events. England has been rapidly pouring its prisoners (mostly men, but an increasing number of women) into Australia. Promised land they will never receive; this growing population of former convicts begins to create a society of their own. Into this setting, come three women who form the unbreakable bonds of friendship. This book is also available on CD and through the CloudLibrary.
Other new fiction books are “Playing Nice” by J. P. Delaney, “Thick as Thieves” by Sandra Brown, “Assassin’s Strike” by Ward Larsen, “The Memory of Souls” by Jenn Lyons, “No Name: the Story of a Ghost Town” by Richard S. Wheeler, “The Vanished Queen” by Lisbeth Campbell, “Dead Man Dancing” by John Galligan and “Whirlwind” by Janet Daily. A new young adult title is “Fractured Tide” by Leslie Karen Lutz.
“The End of Everything (Astrophysically) Speaking” by Katie Mack joins “World War II POW Camps of Wyoming” by Cheryl O’Brien and “Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Life” by Gin Stephens among new non-fiction books.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles, “Our Friend Hedgehog” by Lauren Castillo, “Bio-Pirate” by Michele Martin Bossley, and “The Case of the Missing Auntie” by Michael Hutchinson. Newer easy books are “The Princess and the Pizza” by Mary Jane Auch, “Eating Ketchup from a Tub” by Natasha Fotakis, “Sky and His Wooden Spoon” by Abram Barrett and “A Cooked-up Fairy Tale” by Penny Parker Klostermann.
“Halloween Party!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Browse the library’s online catalog, “WyldCat” by going to https://niobraracountylibrary.org and clicking on WyldCat. You can also browse the library collections throughout the state and initiate interlibrary loans using your library card number and PIN.
Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.