New Books

New books at the library

New Books

Hello all! I wanted to take a moment today to talk about new books I’m excited to read. Many of us enjoyed David Baldacci’s new series Atlee Pine and the third book, Daylight came out this week. Ree Drummond has also written a memoir! If you have ever perused one of her cookbooks you know that she has quick wit and a sentimental side. I’m looking forward to reading Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage, & Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere. We also ordered a copy of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man and after watching a few of Emmanuel Acho’s videos on social media I think this one will be very informative. I also feel like I can get through the information faster reading rather than watching videos.

Other new books that I know patrons will be interested in include, Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter, The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Bridgerton is an upcoming Netflix drama), Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa Terkeurst, Shadow of a Dragon by Marc Cameron, a Jack Ryan novel, Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz, and Jo Nesbo’s The Kingdom.

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Book Review: “The Dry” by Jane Harper

Aaron Falk is back in the town he was run out of at the age of 16 for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s not here because it’s his best friends funeral, he’s here because someone knows their secret and told him to come. 

Is the murder of Luke, his wife and son what it looks like? Are the deaths connected to the death of their friend, Ellie, 20 years ago? What happens when four friends are now down to two?

Because I read book 2, Force of Nature, first, I was already invested in the character of Aaron Falk and wanted to know what happened in his past. This book did not disappoint. The current crime is investigated by Aaron and the local law enforcement while vignettes from the past are mixed in. You do eventually find out what happened with Ellie and it’s not what you think at all.

I also highly recommend Force of Nature in my review on ~Monica


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New Books!


“Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks

“The Life She Wants” by Robyn Carr

“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles

“Napoleon’s Last Island” by Thomas Kenneally

“Twelve Days of Christmas” by Debbie Macomber

“Winter Storms” by Elin Hilderbrand

“Order to Kill” A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills

“Precious and Grace” by Alexander McCall Smith

“A Gathering in Hope” by Philip Gulley

“High Heat” by Richard Castle

“Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult

Christian Fiction

“This Road We Traveled” by Jane Kirkpatrick

“The Devoted” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

“Waves of Mercy” by Lynn Austin

Non Fiction

“Think Better, Live Better” by Joel Osteen

“Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again” by Donald Trump

“Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland” by Miriam Horn

“Killing the Rising Sun” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

“Hungry Heart” by Jennifer Weiner

“Love Your Life Not Theirs” by Rachel Cruze

“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams

“Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall” by Nina Willner.

Young Adult

“The Hammer of Thor” by Rick Riordan

“Interference” by Kay Honeyman

Junior Fiction

“The Inquisitor’s Tale” by Adam Gidwitz

Junior Non Fiction

“365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks”

“Guinness World Records 2017”

“Guinness World Records 2017 -Gamer’s Edition”

“Dining with Dinosaurs: A Tasty Guide to Mesozoic Munching” by Hannah Bonner

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Fall Programming Begins in September

Summer reading decorations are put away, we’ve found the workroom counter and caught up on our “to-do” list. Summer is over and we are ready for some fall programming! Remember, we have book clubs meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm in the library meeting room, stop in and join the discussion. Genealogy club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and Preschool Story Hour is held the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 am.

In addition to these regular activities we will have a Brown Bag Lunch on September 11 at 12 pm. Dorinda Brown will be sharing her Iraq experience as a Nation Guard MP. On September 22, Bob Greenwall and Monica Tidyman will be teaching an Excel class at 2 pm and again at 6 pm. This class will include hints and tips on how to use more Excel more fully. Lego’s at the Library will be held on September 25 at 1 pm for children ages 8 and up.

New releases this week include Louise Penny’s “The Nature of the Beast” and “Prince Fly Guy” by Tedd Arnold. We’ve also purchased the next three books in the “Soul Surfer” series. “Storm”, “Crunch” and “Burned” will be on the shelves soon. New DVD’s include the complete first season of “Longmire”, “Home”, and Disney’s “Descendants.”

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Book Launch for “More Than Football: George Flippin’s Stromsburg Years”

Over 90 people attended Kathy Nelson’s book signing on Saturday.  It was exciting to have Mike Babcock, editor of Hail Varsity in attendance as well as author Rick Wallace. We were also pleasantly surprised to have a woman in attendance who was delivered by Dr. George Flippin in 1926! If you are interested in purchasing copies of Kathy’s book, More Than Football: George Flippin’s Stromsburg Years, please contact her at home.

Below are a few pictures from the day.

Patrons wait to have their book signed by Kathy.
Patrons wait to have their book signed by Kathy.



Rick Wallace, Kathy, and Mike Babcock
Rick Wallace, Kathy, and Mike Babcock


More Than Football

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New Books!


“Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich-The hilarious adventures of Stephanie Plum (and Lula) continue!

“Bigfoot Boy” by J. Torres-Nonfiction Graphic Novel for Junior readers

“Eli Manning and the New York Giants:Super Bowl XLVI” also Junior Nonfiction

“Nationally Distinguished Nebraskans:A Bio-Bibliography of More Than 900 Individuals From 1854 to 2012” by E. A. Kral

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