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January 10, 2018

Here’s hoping you resolve to take part in the two challenges the library has for 2018. The Book Challenge has a certain type of book for you to read each month of the year. For January you are challenged to read an award winning book. If you need help finding a title check the Jan. 3 post on our Facebook page. Carly has listed a variety of websites that list award winning books. Let the library know when you have completed that challenge and your name will be entered to win gift certificate from a local business. The second option is the Reading Challenge where you are asked to read at least 52 books this year. You may win a gift basket including a $25 gift card. Contact the library for more information. Good luck and happy reading!

The library is hosting a class on Microsoft Word Jan. 17, 7 P.M. Hope Speakthunder is conducting the class which will cover the basics as well as addressing any questions or issues the participants have. Bring your own laptop or you may use one of the five computers the library has available. Call the library if you plan to attend.

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King., Jr. Day.

Mark your calendars for Jan. 24, 7 P.M. when the library and senior center are co-sponsoring the Montana Conversations by Humanities Montana presentation “A Visit with Teddy Roosevelt.” Actor/historian Archer Ellwein gives his impersonation of the 26th president sharing his views on conservation, agriculture, and democracy. Following his “press conference” Ellwein comes out of character for further discussion. This presentation will take place in the library meeting room. Join us for an entertaining and informational evening. Refreshments will be served.

Stop by the library to see the new titles ready for check out. “Endurance” is a new memoir by astronaut Scott Kelly. Kelly is veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for time spent on the international space station. “Breaking Free” by Rachel Jeffs is the story of how she escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and her father, Warren Jeffs.

“Act of Betrayal” is the new Will Cochrane novel by Matthew Dunn. In this spy thriller, former intelligence operative Cochrane is forced out of hiding to expose a conspiracy involving an assassination that reaches to the top of the U.S. government.

Anne Ostby is the author of “Pieces of Happiness.” Four friends now in their sixties, leave their old lives behind to join high school friend, Kat, on her cocoa farm in Fiji. On this island paradise, these friends find new purpose as they renew friendships, regain hope, and learn the importance of indulging one’s sweet tooth.

“The Indigo Girl” is by Natasha Boyd. It is 1739 and Eliza Lucas is left in charge of her family’s three plantations as her father pursues his military ambitions. As her father drains the family finances, Eliza must find a way to keep the plantations afloat. She finds allies in an aging horticulturist, a lawyer and a slave with whom she strikes a deal: teach her how to make indigo dye and she will teach the slaves to read. This novel is based on historical documents and Eliza’s own letters.

Other new titles include “The Armageddon File” by Stephen Coonts, “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler, and “The Body in the Casket” by Katherine Hall Page.

Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Come to the library. We have puzzles, games, and coloring pages as well as newspapers, magazines, and the coffee bar to keep you warm. Kids are encouraged to check out the playspace including the “I Spy” table and the giant Teddy bear!

The Book Club will have their first discussion of “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan January 22, 4 P.M. in the library meeting room.


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