Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized The World by Sarah Weinman

The author of this non-fiction book spent many months researching through court documents and transcripts, prison records, numerous state and other local archives, dozens of interviews and more to make certain the story about Sally Horner was as accurate as possible.

In 1948 eleven year old Sally Horner was an honor student in Camden, New Jersey living with her widowed mother, Ella. She tried to impress some popular girls and stole a 5-cent notebook at the local dime store. As Sally was leaving the store a man, Frank La Salle, grabbed her arm stating he was an FBI agent, but was actually a mechanic with multiple rape convictions… Read the full review

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Tilden Prairie Days Events @ the library

Need to cool off during the Tilden Prairie Days Celebration July 26 – 28.  Be sure to stop in and see what’s happening at the library:


17th annual Pieces of the Good Life Quilt Show  Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28
Find beautiful handmade quilts and quilted items on display in the library Lied Auditorium.
Fri 9am – 6pm; Sat 9am – 5pm; Sun 12 noon – 2:30pm.  Adults $3 at the door.


Join us in the library at 2pm for A Bad Man in a Better Place: Jesse James in Nebraska presented by Author & Storyteller Jeff Barnes. Enjoy refreshments and the comforts of AC.  This event is free and opened to the public.  HN provides major funding  and receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislator, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, private donations.  Sponsored by the Tilden Library Foundation.


Find great deals on books during the Tilden Prairie Days Used Book Sale, in the library from Wed July 24 – Wed July 31.  Find a treasure and walk away with a large variety of used books for only 10 cents each.




Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us Thursday Aug 22 at 4pm for our next book Defending Jacob by William Landay. Books are now available at the library for check out.

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis – a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control…. Read more.