Library News

Area rancher Barry Baldwin is the featured artist during the month of October. Baldwin wanted to document all of the nature he sees on a daily basis as he lives the ranching life. With a nice camera and a perfect studio featuring sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, ice, frost and animals, his photos are sure to be enjoyed! Be sure to stop by!

The library will be hosting “Paint @ the Library” on Wednesday, October 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Barb Orr has a “Fall Celebration Pumpkin” painting planned – call today to reserve your space, 307-334-3490.

“The Fireants” will be performing in concert on Sunday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church. “The Fireants” are from Buffalo, Wyoming and play a variety of music from the Americas as well as original pieces. The band plays to honor the traditional musician and the community the music originated. Members David Romtvedt, Cindy Baker, Caitlin Belem, Margo Brown and Courtney Caplan will keep you thoroughly entertained – you won’t want to miss this event. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Have you signed your children up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten?” The library hosts this program with sponsorship from the Niobrara County Library Foundation. Each time your child reads 100 library books they’ll be able to select their very own hardback book to keep. Stop by the library to find out more information!

“The Paper Palace” is the title of the book by debut author Miranda Cowley Heller. On a perfect August morning, Elle Bishops heads out for a swim in the fresh water pond below the “paper palace” – the gently decaying set of cabins in the back woods of Cape Cod where the family has spent every summer for generations. As she dives beneath the surface of the pond, she recalls what happened the night before – the secret passionate encounter with her childhood soul mate. So begins a story that unfolds over 24 hours and 50 years as decades of family legacies, love, lies, secrets, and one unspeakable incident from her childhood will lead her to the precipice of a life changing decision. “The Paper Palace” is also available digitally in Libby/Overdrive.

Other new fiction books are “The Split” by Kurt Schlichter, “Class Act” by Stuart Woods, “Silver Tears” by Camilla Lackberg, “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Treachery” by Brian Freeman, “Viral” by Robin Cook, “The Walnut Creek Wish” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Bloodless” by Douglas Preston, “Another Kind of Eden” by James Lee Burke and “Vortex” by Catherine Coulter. A new young adult book is “Namesake” by Adrienne Young.

New non-fiction books are “The Breathing Cure: Develop New Habits For a Healthier, Happier, and Longer Life” by Patrick McKeown and “Piglet: the Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family” by Melissa Sharpira.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Amelia Bedelia: Scared Silly” by Herman Parish, “Becoming Mahammad Ali” by James Patterson and “Unicorn University: Twilight, Say Cheese!” by Daisy Sunshine. Among the newer easy books are “I Spy Shapes With Boz” by Christine Harder Tangvald. “The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander, “The Good, The Bad, and the Spooky” by Jory John and “Jenny Mei is Sad” by Tracy Subisak.

“Spideriffic!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  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.

Be sure to visit the online catalog at Your library card number and PIN will give you access your account, the online databases and the digital libraries. Check it out today! Stop by or call if you have questions!

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