The library’s fall book discussion series, “An Unusual Journey,” kicks off with the book “Two Old Women: an Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival” by Velma Wallis. This book is the tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. The series showcases protagonists involved in a variety of physical, cultural and emotional journeys. Barb Baker returns to facilitate discussion. Stop by the library to register and to pick up the book. Other books in the series are: “The Little Dark One: the True Story of Switched at Birth” by Shirley Muñoz Newson, J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit: or There and Back Again” and “Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits” by Kit DesLauriers.
Registration is now being taken for the fall afterschool programs which begin the week of August 21. Children in grades K-2 will enjoy afternoons of fun and mystery and get to know Scooby-Dooand his friends better. There will be activities, crafts and adventure as well as many puzzles to solve together! The program begins August 22 and continues through October 24. Children in grades 3-6 will travel to the West as Cowboys & Cowgirls! The program will cover everything from horses to clothing to roping and even chuckwagon food! The fun begins on Thursday, August 24 and continues through October 26. Call 307-334-3490 or stop by to register your children for the programs that will be held from afterschool at 3:35 to 4:45 p.m.
“Killing Moon” is Jo Nesbo’s recent novel. Two young women are missing and the only connection is a party they both attended. One of the women is found murdered and the police suspect the killer will strike again. The woman who saved Harry Hole’s life is also put in danger. The former detective feels he has no choice but to return to the city that haunts him and track down this murderer, but as the evidence mounts it is clear there is more to this case than meets the eye… “Killing Moon” is also available digitally in Libby.
Other new fiction books are “The Law Busters” by Bliss Lomax, “The Summer Skies” by Jenny Colgan, “Twisted Games” by Ana Huang, “A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting” by Sophie Irwin, “Flop Dead Gorgeous” by David Rosenfelt, “Must Love Flowers” by Debbie Macomber, “Nora Goes Off Script” by Annabel Monaghan, “Rocky Mountain Rendezvous” by Misty M. Beller and “Flags on the Bayou” by James Lee Burke. Jennifer L. Armentrout’s fifth installment to her “Blood & Ash” series, “A Soul of Ash and Blood” is now available in the young adult section.
“You Will Own Nothing: Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back” by Carol Roth is among new non-fiction books.
The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books “The Dragon Girls Series” by Maddy Mara, “Falling Out of Time” by Margaret Peterson Haddix and “Howl of the Wind Dragon” by Tracey West. Several of the newer picture books are “Where is Bear?” by Jody Jensen Shaffer, “We Are Heroes!” by Christy Webster, “Just Right Cat” by Lori Haskins Houran and “Dogs Clean Up” by Elle Stephens.
“Fair!” is the theme for Storyhour on August 15, 2023. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Stop in and find out more! Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Check out all of the library’s online databases, public access catalog and events by going to https://niobraracountylibrary.org. Your library card number and PIN will give you access where needed.
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!