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 organizational meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23 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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New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

New in the library for adult fiction are “The Cornwalls are Gone” by James Patterson; “Blood Oath”, “Deadfall”, and “Killer Look”, all Alexandra Cooper novels by Linda A Fairstein; the science fiction novels “The Last 8” by Laura Pohl and “Early Riser by Jasper Fforde; and novels in large print include “Wild Card”, a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods; “Lilac Lane”, a Chesapeake Shore novel by Sherryl Woods; “Chocolate Cream Pie Murder”, a Hannah Swenson Mystery by Joanne Fluke; and “Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover”, “Miss Julia Lays Down the Law”, “Miss Julia Inherits a Mess”, and “Miss Julia Weathers the Storm”, all by Ann B. Ross.

We have numerous new adult nonfiction books including “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias” by Stephen M. Stahl; “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer; “Native American Landmarks and Festivals:  a Traveler’s Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada” by Yvonne Wakim Dennis; “Killing the SS: the Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History” by Bill O’Reilly; “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” by Catherine Gray; “The Person You Mean to be:  How Good People Fight Bias” by Dolly Chugh; “Yardsticks:  Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4-14” by Chip Wood; “The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible” and “The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown” by Catherine Burns; “Project Blue Book: the Top Secret UFO Files that Revealed a Government Cover-Up” by Brad Steiger; “The Mobile Marketing Handbook:  a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Mobile Marketing Campaigns” by Kim Dushinski; “Voices of the American West:  the Indian Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919” and “Voices of the American West: the Settlers and Soldier Interviews by Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919” by Eli S. Ricker; “Twilight of the Upper Missouri River Fur Trade: the Journals of Henry A. Boller” by Henry A. Boller; and “Seriously Curious: the Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down” edited by Tom Standage.

North Dakota nonfiction includes “North Dakota Blue Book: 2017-2019”; “Traces:  Early People of North Dakota” by Barbara Handy-Marchello; “UND Pottery:  a History and Comparative Study of the Art Poetry Made at the University of North Dakota” by Ken Forster; “The Bank of North Dakota:  From Surviving to Thriving – the First 100 Years” by Mike Jacobs; “North Dakota:  Counties – Towns & People”, Parts I, II, and III by Joseph L. Gavett; and “Dakota:  the Story of the Northern Plains” about North and South Dakota by Norman K. Risjord.

In junior fiction there’s “Straw Into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun” by Hilary McKay; and “The Terrible Two’s Last Laugh”, # 4 in the Terrible Two series by Mac Barnett.  Junior nonfiction includes “The First Men Who Went to the Moon” by Rhonda Gowler Greene; “Fake News and the Manipulation of Public Opinion” by Carla Mooney; “Fun Facts to Engage Students:  Questions to Inspire Thinking and Learning” by Jane Flinn; and the junior biography “The Bluest of Blues:  Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs” by Fiona Robinson.

For the younger children we have “The Donkey Egg” by Janet Stevens.  So come on in and check us out.

New magazines include Time, ND Outdoors, People, Sports Illustrated, Consumer Reports, Country Living and Farmhouse Style.


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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Discussion Group will next meet on Wednesday, May 1st at 10:00AM.

They will be reading Educated by Tara Westover. A bit about the book from

“NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • Good Morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian  The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public Library

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.”


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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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