Library News

The library presents “Wisconsin Schneider and the Magic of Music” on Tuesday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. Who needs Indiana Jones for an adventure when you can have Wisconsin Schneider (a.k.a. Mike Schneider) instead? Mike will bring music, magic and comedy – and, he will unveil a brand-new magic trick! Fun for all ages!

The Niobrara County Library Foundation has Palisade, Colorado peaches available to order! The 18-20# box is $50.00 and pick up is scheduled for Thursday, August 8 between 1-5:30 p.m. at the library. Proceeds benefit the 250K by 2025 Endowment Challenge! Call the library at 307-334-3490 to place your order or contact foundation members Leslie Hammond at 307-334-2534 or Linda Frye at 307-340-0188.

Join Master Teaching Artist Aaron Fowler as he takes us on an “Adventure that Begins Today!” Music, movement, storytelling and a little bit of mischief will be in store for those that dare to take the “Adventure” with this Kansas performer on Wednesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Nora Roberts’ latest novel is “Mind Games.” Her parents had taken them to their grandmother in Kentucky for a two-week stay, but that first night both 12-year-old Thea and her Grammie, Lucy, had the same terrible dream. The two never discussed the special kind of sight they share, but as soon as their tearful eyes met the next morning they both knew something terrible had happened. Thanks to Thea’s vision their parents’ killer will spend his life in a supermax prison. The only thing is that inmate has the same ability Thea does – and she can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. “Mind Games” is also available on CD and in Libby.

Other new books are “The Devil’s Advocate” by Steve Cavanagh, “The Summer Swap” by Sarah Morgan, “An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena, “Massacre Canyon” by Wayne D. Dundee, “When Among Crows” by Veronica Roth, “A Blizzard of Polar Bears” by Alice Henderson, “I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons” by Peter S. Beagle, “Preacher’s Bloody Rampage” by William W. Johnston plus the series “Kingdom of Lies” by Stacia Stark. A new young adult book is “Seventeenth Summer” by Maureen Daly.

“Character Matters and Other Life Lessons from George H.W. Bush” by Jean Becker is among new non-fiction along with “The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Constitution’s Original Meaning” by A. J. Jacobs.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Code Name Kingfisher” by Liz Kessler, “The Kitten Next Door” by Holly Webb, plus replacement titles in the “Junie B. Jones” series by Barbara Park. Several newer picture books include “Meatballs for Grandpa” by Jeanette Fazzari Jones, “We Love You Daddy Pig” created by Neville Astley, “Owl and Penguin” by Vikram Madan, “Bedtime Jitters” by Norm Feuti, plus additional titles in the “Mercy Watson” series by Kate Dicamillo.

“Happy 4th of July” is the theme for Storyhour on July 2, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story! Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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