New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

New in the library for adult fiction “The 13-Minute Murder” by James Patterson – 3 novellas:  “Dead Man Running”, “113 Minutes”, “The 13-Minute Murder”; and “The Fall of Crazy House” by James Patterson; “Boy Swallows Universe” by Trent Dalton; and in Christian fiction there’s “The Memory House” by Rachel Hauck; and the first five books in the Amish Classic series by Sarah Price that retell the novels by Jane Austen in a contemporary Amish setting – where the main storylines are accurately followed but told within the Amish culture and religion:  “First Impressions”, “The Matchmaker”, “Second Chances”, “Sense and Sensibility”, and “Mount Hope”.   North Dakota fiction includes “North Dakota Weddings:  Three-in-One Collection” by Elizabeth Goddard; and “Captain Grant March:  the Greatest Steamboatman in History” by Kevin Kremer.

Adult nonfiction includes “Mold: the War Within” by Kurt & Lee Ann Billings; “The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook:  Start Healing Your Body and Reversing Chronic Illness Today with 100 Delicious Recipes” by Sophie Van Tiggelen; “Medical Medium Liver Rescue” by Anthony William; “The World in a Grain:  the Story of Sand and How it Transformed Civilization” by Vince Beiser; “Principles” by Ray Dalio; and “First on the Moon:  the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience” by Rod Pyle full of stunning photographs; the biography “Young Washington:  How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father” by Peter Stark; and the autobiography “Abused:  Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture” by Rachel Haines.

North Dakota nonfiction includes “Operation Snowbound:  Life Behind the Blizzards of 1949” by David W. Mills; and the North Dakota biography “Sondre Norheim:  the Father of Modern Skiing” by Anne-Gry Blikom.

In young adult we have “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas; and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Marquez.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Discussion Group will next meet on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00AM.

They will be reading Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum.

A bit about the book from  “For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.

Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life.

Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.”



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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.


March – – Energy Development

April – – Water Resources

May – – Fossils


June – – Archaeology

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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