New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

          New to our library shelves this week in the adult fiction section are: “Act of Revenge” by Dale Brown; “America Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins, a novel that is a Oprah’s Book Club Selection that has been getting a lot of press, both positive and negative; “The Death Trade” by Jack Higgins; “Golden in Death” another Eve Dallas novel by J D Robb; “A Matter of Wife and Death” by Susan Sleeman; and “The Nowhere Child” and “The Wife and the Widow” both by Christian White; “The Family Journal” and “The Sisters Café” by Carolyn Brown; “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni; “Bitter Falls” by Rachel Caine and “Child of the River” by Irma Joubert.

Among the large print additions this week are three westerns: “Devil’s Range” by Lee E. Wells, and “Fighting Blood” and “Red Clark O’Tulluco” both by Gordon Young; three Christian fiction books: “Song of Silence” by Cynthia Ruchti; “Maggie’s War” and “The Silver Suitcase” by Terrie Todd; “The Kremlin Conspiracy” and “The Persian Gamble” by Joel C. Rosenberg; “The Center of the World” by Jacqueline Sheehan; and “The Dog I Loved” by Susan Wilson.

New to the young adult shelves is a series by Gabrielle Lord. Conspiracy 365   follows the adventures of Callum Ormond, a 15-year-old who is forced to become a fugitive as he searches for the truth behind the death of a family member.

We have added four books to junior easy by Alice Schertle in the Little Blue Truck Series: “Good Night, Little Blue Truck”, “Little Blue Truck Leads the Way”, “Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book” and “Little Blue Truck”.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book


The selection for the March meeting of the adult book discussion group is “The Murdered Family” by Vernon Alfred Keel. This novel is based on a true story about the mass murder of a farm family. The Murdered Family raises questions about the guilt of the man convicted of the crime. A wave of fear sweeps across the barren prairies of central North Dakota in April of 1920 with the tragic news that seven members of a farm family and their hired boy have been brutally murdered at their home just north of Turtle Lake in McLean County.

A massive search for the killers begins immediately in the midst of an intense statewide election campaign. Three weeks later, eager investigators encouraged by nervous politicians get a signed confession from one of the prime suspects in the case. He is sentenced that same day to life in the state penitentiary in what the New York Times referred to then as ”the most rapid administration of justice in the country.”

The group will meet on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 AM in the West Room. Stop by and pick up a book if you are interested.

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Story Time

Story Time for 3-5 year-olds is held in the Miss Marlys Room – Lower Level.  The group will meet from 10:15 to 11:15 AM on Fridays that school is in session.




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Code Club

Are you aged 8-18 and interested in learning how to make apps, games and websites?

Join us at the Heart of America Library Code Club.

The Heart of America Library received a grant that will allow us to have a code club using computer software provided by Prenda for one year. This program will give you opportunities to develop skills in five programming languages. Give it a try!

The meetings will be on Tuesday at 3:30 PM in the West Room – Lower Level.

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