Library News

The library will be closed on Friday, April 22 as the cement in front of the entrance door will be replaced, the book drop will also be unavailable. Regular library hours resume on Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m.

The final film in the “I Hear the Train A Comin’” will be shown on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. “The Darjeeling Limited” is the story of three American brothers who set off on a train voyage across India. The brothers want to regain their friendship of each other however everything rapidly veers off-course – thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins. The film is rated R and 91 minutes; a light meal will be available and Deane Tucker will facilitate discussion.

Isabel Allende’s latest novel is entitled “Violeta.” Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. Then the depression hits and her family is forced to leave the city for the country. Her story is told in the form of a letter written to someone she loves. It is a life shaped by some of the most important events of history – including the fight for women’s rights and the rise and fall of tyrants. Her passion, determination and sense of humor carries her through a lifetime of upheaval. “Violeta” is also available on CD and also in Libby/Overdrive.

Other new books are “The Darkest Place” by Phillip Margolin, “Calder Grit” by Janet Dailey, “The Inn on Mirror Lake” by Debbie Mason, “Beach Wedding” by Michael Ledwidge, “One Step Too Far” by Lisa Gardner, “The Chase” by Candice Fox and “Killer View” by Roy Johansen. A new book in the young adult section is “Cinder & Glass” by Melissa de la Cruz.

“Hell’s Half-Acre: the Untold Story of the Benders a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier” by Susan Jonusus is among new non-fiction along with “Knit, Fold, Pleat, Repeat: Simple Knits, Gorgeous Garments” by Norah Gaughan and “The Betrayal of Anne Frank: a Cold Case Investigation” by Rosemary Sullivan.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “The Search for Big Lou” by Lane Walker, “The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Bunny” by Bella Swift and new additions to “The Princess in Black” by Shannon Hale. Some of the newer easy readers are “No Bunnies Here” by Tammi Sauer, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Spring” by Eric Carle, “The Easter Chick” by Geraldine Elschner, “The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read” by David Sundin and Five Little Easter Bunnies” by Martha Mumford.

“Man’s Best Friend!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story! Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

Check out the library’s online resources by going to: Your library card number and PIN will give you access to your account through WyldCat, the digital libraries Libby and Hoopla and all of the research material in GoWyld! Be sure to stop by help in using any of these resources.

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