New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

Library received a lot of DVD donations the last few months.  So maybe for over the Christmas holiday…pop in and check a few out. The only one I’m going to mention is the documentary called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before, and there hasn’t been since.

New J.A. Jance book:  “Duel to the Death”. (Ali Reynolds Series Book 13):  A cybersecurity team is forced to cooperate with an omniscient-seeming A.I. named Frigg; who’s either saving them from mortal danger or setting a diabolical trap.  Graciella Miramar has spent her whole adult life waiting to rise above serving as a money-laundering front for El Pescado and come into her own power. As Graciella sets a trap, Frigg continuously updates threat risks to notify Stu of the increasing danger Graciella poses. With threat levels rising fast, Stu has no choice but to get High Noon colleagues Ali, B., and Cami to agree to stop Graciella from her hostile takeover.  The introduction of an A.I. as a more substantive character will likely divide fans, though Jance sews early seeds about the questionable morality of her power that are likely to come to a head as her voice grows stronger.

Are there any history buffs out there?  These 2 new books might interest you.

One:  “Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: Texas Victory that Changed American History” by Brian Kilmeade.  From Amazon:  Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Two:  “Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, his Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill” by Mark Lee Gardner.  From Amazon:  Now Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts—private letters, diaries, and period newspaper reports from public and private archives across the country—to breathe fresh life into the Rough Riders and pay tribute to their daring feats and indomitable leader.


Some new book for the Children and Young Adults:

One:  “War Cross” by Marie Lu.  The first book in the War Cross series…book two “Wild Card”. From Goodreads: For the millions who log in every day, War cross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit

Two:  “Cool Bean” by John Jory. From Amazon:  With equal measures of humor, wit, and charm, the #1 New York Times bestselling duo Jory John and Pete Oswald craft another incredible picture book, reminding us that it’s cooler to be kind.

Three:  “Thurgood” by Jonah Winter. From  Thurgood Marshall–the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement–jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.


Just a reminder:  The Library subscribes to many magazines…so please come in and checkout the December and January issues that are out now.  From American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine to WWII History Magazine, there is something for all interests and hobbies.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

There will not be a meeting in January…see you in February!

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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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