Apr 252013

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte


Six Years by Harlan Coben

Breaking Point (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C.J. Box

Fever (Book #2 in the Breathless Trilogy) by Maya Banks

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir by John McCain

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

‘Til Death (Rebel Ridge) by Sharon Sala

Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Against the Odds (The Raines of Wind Canyon) by Kat Martin

Against the Edge (The Raines of Wind Canyon) by Kat Martin

Against the Mark (The Raines of Wind Canyon) by Kat Martin

A Cold and Lonely Place : A Novel by Sara J. Henry

The House Girl : A Novel by Tara Conklin

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Love Does: discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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Apr 222013


The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society is hosting a four-day workshop for writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction from May 28-May 31, 2013 on the Chadron State College campus. Writers of all levels are invited to attend and explore their creativity and gain insight from noted authors.

Each workshop is led by published authors or writing professionals and sessions are open to aspiring writers of all ages (16 and up) and abilities (Students must be rising juniors or older and will need to show proof of student status to receive student registration fees.)

This is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring writers to work with published professionals and authors to sharpen their skills in a small class setting.  For more information and for registration go to : storycatcherworkshop.com !

The deadline for scholarship applications is May 6th, and the registration deadline for the intermediate/advance workshop is May 10th.

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Apr 152013

On April 12th and April 15th, the Leap into Learning Preschool morning and afternoon classes took time from their busy schedules to become introduced to the library.  What an exciting adventure, to walk into a room full of books and materials that you can borrow at your leisure!  The children were seated on the floor of the children’s section while the librarians, Miss Jennifer or Mrs. Paider (depending on the day), spoke about the many aspects of a library.  They talked about what a library is, what you can do in a library, what you cannot do in a library, what you need in order to borrow materials, why you need to be careful of the books you borrow from the library, and many other informative library facts.

The book ‘Curious George Visits the Library’ by Margret & H.A. Rey was read to the children.  It is a fun story where George finds out on his own how amazing the library can be.  He finds so many books that he wishes to read, he piles them up higher and higher, and you can probably guess what happens when the pile becomes too high!

The children then were able to make their very own monkey face masks. They also were able to color their very own Curious George bookmarks to take home with them.

We hope to see these young faces again very soon, hopefully the children will bring in their parent or other adult in with them to check out books and begin to nurture a life-long love of reading.  We very much enjoyed the experience and think they did too!

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Apr 102013

The Basic Computer Skills class that was originally planned for Wed, April 10th, 6-8pm has been postponed due to icy road conditions.  The class has been rescheduled and will now be Wed, April 17th, 6-8pm.  Be careful if you have to be out and about today.  This weather has taken many of us by surprise!

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Apr 102013

Newest DVD to hit our shelves is ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’!

The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who – along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield – is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands inhabited by Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even himself, he also gains possession of a “precious” ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to imagine.

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Apr 062013

Its not too early to begin thinking about making your plans for summer!  Whether its planning the family vacation and signing the kids up for baseball, to scheduling swimming lessons and doctor appointments…everyone wants to make the most of this special time of year.   Don’t forget to that while its great to keep your children physically active, its also important to keep their minds active as well!

Summer reading programs are a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time.  They help children maintain and improve reading skills during their break from school.  Reading also helps improve children’s writing.  The Loup City Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 4th and will go through August 6th.  This summer’s theme is ‘Dig into Reading’ and is open to young people, preschool through graduating seniors, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, chances to earn up to $10.00 in chamber bucks, gift certificates to Pizza Hut, Subway, and more!  Registration begins at the end of the school year!


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Apr 042013

American Sniper : The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History


He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle’s kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.