New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

New in the library for adult fiction are “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead about an African American boy in the early 1960s ready to enroll in college, instead ends up at a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy in Florida—a grotesque chamber of horrors; “No Safe Place”, “Tell Nobody”, and “Final Betrayal”, the 4th, 5th, and 6th book in the Detective Lottie Parker series by Patricia Gibney; “Chances Are…” by Richard Russo; “Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; “Shamed:  a Kate Burkholder Novel” by Linda Castillo; “The Golden Hour” by Beatriz Williams; “The Bitterroots” by C.J. Box; “What a Picture’s Worth” by Susan Page Davis, the 4th book in the Creative Woman Mysteries; “What the Wind Knows” by Amy Harmon; “Labyrinth”, an FBI thriller by Catherine Coulter; “Turn the Key” by Ruth Ware; “Her Silent Cry”, the 6th book in the Detective Josie Quinn series by Lisa Regan; “Shadows of the Stone Benders”, “Race for the Flash Stone”, and “Curse of the Painted Lady”, the three book Anlon Cully Chronicles series by K. Patrick Donoghue; Christian fiction novel “An Unbroken Circle” by Tricia Goyer, #3 in the Mysteries of Lancaster County series; and in science fiction “Witchy Kingdom”, the 3rd book in the Witchy Eye series by D.J. Butler.  In large print there’s “The Last Bride”, the 5th book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series by Christian writer Beverly Lewis; “The Little Teashop on Main” by Jodi Thomas; “Paranoid” by Lisa Jackson; “The Chelsea Girls” by Fiona Davis; “American Princess:  a Novel of First Daughter of Alice Roosevelt” by Stephanie Marie Thornton; “Outfox” by Sandra Brown; and “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. Adult audiobooks include “The Bitterroots” by C.J. Box, “Contraband” by Stuart Woods, and “Mayflower Lives:  Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience” by Martyn Whittock.

In adult nonfiction there’s “Dragonflies & Damselflies: a Natural History” by Dennis R. Paulson; the 50th Anniversary edition of “Woodstock:  Three Days That Rocked the World”; and the autobiography “Haben:  The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law” by Haben Girma.

Junior fiction includes “The Poison Jungle”, the 13th novel in the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland; Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls”, the 7th in the series by Dav Pilkey; “Shout Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts” by Esta Spalding; “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid” by Jeff Kinney; and “Solving for M” by Jennifer Swender.  Junior biographies include “The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown” by Mac Barnett and “Rise:  From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou” by Bethany Hegedus.

For the younger children we have “The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation” by Stan Berenstain; “Bad Kitty Does Not like Thanksgiving” by Nick Bruel; “Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies” by Megan Lacera; “Goldilocks for Dinner: a Funny Book about Manners” by Susan McElroy Montanari; and “The Pigeon Has to Go to School” by Mo Willems.  Stop in and check us out.

New magazines include Prevention, Time, Eating Well, Successful Farming, Bird Watching, People, Self-Reliance, Good Housekeeping, Harvard Health Letter, National Geographic History and WWII History.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Discussion group will be reading “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave for their next selection. The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller, book club favorite, and affecting story of human triumph” (The New York Times Book Review).

The next meeting will be on September 4 at 10 AM.


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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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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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