Library News

Plan to attend author Reid Lance Rosenthal’s program at the library on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Reid’s book, “Threads West,” has been a Niobrara Reads feature throughout the winter. Rosenthal’s cowboy heart and poet’s pen capture the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His devotion to wild and remote places and to the people—both past and present—who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West is the inspiration and descriptive underpinning of all of his writing. Reid is a fourth-generation land and cattleman from Converse County.

Lin McAdam pursues a murderous fugitive in “Winchester 73.” He wins a rare rifle, only one of a thousand made, in a sharp-shooting contest and the rifle catches the eye of the very fugitive McAdam is chasing – leading to a bullet-ridden trek through the American West. The movie will be featured on Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. as part of Jimmy Stewart’s American West dinner & movie series. A meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public.

The novel “The Librarian of Burned Books” is by author Brianna Labuskes. Inspired by true facts, this is a captivating World War II-era story about the intertwined fates of three women who believe in the power of books to trump over the darkest moments of war. This unforgettable historical novel is a testament to the beauty, power, and goodness of the written word.

Other new fiction books are “The Arrowhead Cattle Company” by Richard Clarke, “Never Never” by Colleen Hoover, “Forget What You Know” by Christina Dodd, “Unnatural History” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Sundown” by Susan May Warren, “Stars in the Italian Sky” by Jill Santopolo, “Desperate Ride: a Texas Ranger Will Kirkpatrick Novel” by James J. Griffin and “The Housemaid” by Freida McFadden.

New non-fiction books are “A Patty Day Album: the Art, Writing, and Memories of Martha Buttrick Willson Day” by Patty Day, “Stealing Your Vote: the Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What it Means For 2024” by Christina Bobb and “How to Promote Your Book: a Practical guide to Promoting Your Own Title” by Dr. Jan Yager.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “The Windeby Puzzle: History and Story” by Lois Lowry, “Astrid the Astronaut: Hydroponic Hijinks” by Rie Neal and “Camp Creepy” by Kiersten White. Some of the newer picture books are “Good Morning, Good Night” by Anita Lobel, “Once Upon a Book” by Grace Lin, “Growing Up” by Mike Berenstain and “Oona in the Arctic” by Kelly DiPucchio.

“Earth Day Goats!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays for children age 3 through kindergarten. Dial 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Did you know you can check mobile hotspots out at the library? These devices circulate for one week to patrons with library card in good-standing. Stop by to find out more information. Internet-ready Chromebook Go’s will also soon be available to check out!

Check out the library’s online services by going to Browse the physical and digital collection through WyldCat, research local history and genealogy, access thousands of research articles through and download Wyoming-specific legal forms! Your library card and PIN give you access!

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