New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

What a list we have this week!

New in the library for adult fiction we have “When We Left Cuba” by Chanel Cleeton; “One Night at the Lake”, a novel of suspense and betrayal by Bethany Chase; “A Killer’s Mind” and “In the Darkness”, the first two novels of the Zoe Bentley Mystery series by Mike Omer; “The Sandman”, a Joona Linna novel  by Lars Kepler; “Greeks Bearing Gifts”, a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr; “The Path of the Wind” by James A. Misko; “A Merciful Fate” and “A Merciful Promise”, the 5th and 6th novels in the Mercy Milpatrick series by Kendra Elliot; “Death Takes a Holiday” by Susan Sleeman, #8 in the Antique Shop Mysteries; “A Deadly Stitch” by Susan Sleeman, #2 in the Creative Woman Mysteries; “Searching for Sylvie Lee” by Jean Kwok; “Shattered Mirror”, an Eve Duncan novel by Iris Johansen; “The Paris Diversion” by Chris Pavone; the science fiction novels “Time’s Convert” by Deborah E. Harkness, and “Star Wars Alphabet Squadron” by Alexander Freed; and the Christian fiction novels “Pelican Point” and “Driftwood Bay” by Irene Hannon, the 4th and 5th novels in the Hope Harbor series; and  “Counting With the Stars”, “Shadow of the Storm”, “Wings of the Wind”, the first three novels in the Out of Egypt series by Connilyn Cossette.

In large print there’s “Double Blind”, a Kendra Michaels novel by Iris Johansen; “Stalker”, “The Hypnotist”, and “The Nightmare” three more Joona Linna novels by Lars Kepler; “Metropolis” and “Prussian Blue”, two Bernie Gunther novels by Philip Kerr; and “The Never Game” by Jeffery Deaver.

Adult nonfiction includes “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth and “Never Split the Difference:  Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It” by Chris Voss.

North Dakota nonfiction includes “North Dakotans Never Give Up” by Larry Aasen and “Bottineau County Plat Book & Directory (2019)”.

New autobiographies are “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs; and “Leaving the Witness:  Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life” by Amber Scorah, a third generation Jehovah’s Witness who went to China to spread the message, only to be exposed to a new life and culture, gave up her faith, and started her life over with an entirely new identity.

For the young adults we have “The Haunted” by Danielle Vega, about a family that moves to New York only to find out a vindictive ghost is living in their new house.

In junior fiction we have “Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded” by Sage Blackwood; “Dr. Snow has Got to Go!” and “Miss Porter is Out of Order!”, the first two books of the My Weirder-est School series by Dan Gutman; “The 39-Story Treehouse” by Andy Griffiths; “Witch Tricks”, the 6th book in the Witch War series by Sibeal Pounder; “The Tournament at Gorlan” by John Flanagan, book one of the  Ranger’s Apprentice, the Early Years; and “Shelby’s Story:  a Dog’s Way Home Tale” by Bruce W. Cameron.

For the younger children there’s “Duckworth, the Difficult Child” by Michael B. Sussman; “Do Not Take Your Dragon on a Field Trip”, “Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner”, “Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library”, and “Do Not Bring Your Dragon to Recess” by Julie Gassman; “Aliens Love Underpants” by Claire Freedman; “A Loud Winter’s Nap” by Katy Hudson; and “The Sad Little Fact” by Jonah Winter.  So come on in and check us out.

New magazines include Sky & Telescope, People, Family Circle, North Dakota Living, Scandinavian Press, Time, The Writer and Quilter’s World.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

The Heart of America Book Discussion Group will next meet on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 AM.

The book for discussion will be I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This is a biography.  I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library.


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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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ND Studies Trunk Program

These display trunks will be at the Heart of America Library from the 5th to the 25th of the month. They will be displayed in the North Dakota Room.  

Stop by and take a look.

July – – Night Sky

August – – Chippewa/Metis

September – – Fur Trade

October – – Ethnic Traditions

November – – Farming and Ranching

December – – The Great Depression


Funds provided by a grant from the Rugby Community Foundation.

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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 11:00 AM on Fridays that school is in session.




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is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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