3.15 Library News
“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” will be featured on Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jimmy Stewart American West Dinner & Movie series; the movie brings Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne together for the first time. In the film questions arise when Senator Stoddard attends the funeral of a local man named Tom Doniphon in a small Western town. Flashing back, we learn Doniphon saved Stoddard when he was roughed up by a crew of outlaws terrorizing the town. A light meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public.
Call the library at (307) 334-3490 to register for the April 5 adult crafting session featuring a spring wall-hanging. The program is held from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Are you thinking about your garden? Stop in the library and check out the heirloom and sustainable seeds along with the wide variety of gardening books available to check out, including the new book “Hardy Roses: the Essential Guide For High Latitudes and Altitudes” by Bob Osborne.
Stephen Hunter’s latest novel is “The Bullet Garden.” In July 1944 the lush rolling hills of Normandy are dotted with German snipers, who are picking off hundreds of Allied soldiers every day and bringing the D-Day invasion to its knees. Someone is tipping those snipers off with locations of American GIs and General Eisenhower demands his intelligence service find the best shot in the Allied military to counter this deadly operation. This crucial and bloody mission falls on Pacific Hero Earl Swagger who can’t trust anyone as he infiltrates the shadowy corner of London and France for answers. “The Bullet Garden” is available on CD and digitally in Libby.
Other new fiction books are “Slaughter at Wolf Creek” by William W. Johnstone, “The Sweet Spot” by Amy Poeppel, “The Fleecing of Fort Griffin” by Preston Lewis, “Lie to Her” by Melinda Leigh, “Dismal River” by Wayne D. Dundee, “More Than Meets the Eye” by Iris Johansen, “Danger Valley” by Lee. E. Wells and a new adult series “Irish Village Mysteries” by Carlene O’Connor
“God’s Hostage: a True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance” by Andrew Brunson is among new non-fiction along with the Japanese stitching book “Contemporary Kogin-Zashi: Modern Sashiko Beyond Filling in the Gaps” by Shannon Leigh Roudhan.
The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Oh, Sal” by Kevin Henkes, “Waking the Rainbow Dragon” by Tracey West and “Voyage with the Vikings” by Marianne Hering. New picture books include “Daniel Goes on an Egg Hunt” by Maggie Testa, “The Bears Shared” by Kim Norman, “Sparky and Posh” by Sindy McKay and “Most Perfect You” by Jazmyn Simon.
“Springing Up Colors!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call (307) 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Browse the online catalog, WyldCat, by going to http://niobraracountylibrary.org. Use your library card & PIN to place holds on items, initiate interlibrary loans and renew some items. You can even make suggestions for library purchase! Your card also gives you access to all of the databases in GoWyld.net.
Thinking of learning a new language? Check out Pronunciator in GoWyld.net. This is a program you can use on your computer or mobile device to help you learn a new language and with more than 80 languages available you can learn several! Pronunciator lets you choose your learning pathway with independent and guided course options - giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace. Your library card and PIN give you access.
Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.