New Titles at the Library:

New at the Library this week:

New in the library for adult fiction are “Threads of Deceit” and “Pattern of Betrayal, books 1 and 2 of the Vineyard Quilt Mysteries by May Foe; “Dog Gone Shame” by Susan Sleeman, book 5 in the Creative Woman Mystery series; The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, about a dystopian future where environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War; “Strands of Truth” by Coleen Coble; “I’ll Never Tell” by Catherine McKenzie; “Robert B. Parker’s the Bitterest Pill”, a Jesse Stone novel by Reed Farrel Coleman; Christian fiction novels “Livvie’s Song”, “Ellie’s Haven”, and “Sofia’s Secret”, books 1, 2, and 3 in the River of Hope series by Sharlene MacLaren; and “Summer on Sunset Ridge”, “Their Daring Hearts”, and “A Love to Behold”, books 1, 2, and 3 in the Forever Freedom series also by Sharlene MacLaren; and in western fiction there’s “Blue Horse Mesa” and “Poacher’s Moon” by John D. Nesbitt.


In young adult we have the first four books in the Fairy Tale Reform School series by Jen Calonita:  “Flunked”, “Charmed”, “Tricked”, and “Switched”.


For junior fiction there’s “Astro-Nuts: Mission One:  The Plant Planet, #1 in the Astronuts series by Jon Scieszka; and “Oh, Rats!” by Tor Seidler.  Junior biography includes “Just Like Beverly” by Vicki Conrad about Beverly Cleary, one of the most famous children’s authors of all time; “Monument Maker:  Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial” by Linda Booth Sweeney.


For the younger children we have “Snack Attack!” by Terry Border; “Unicorns 101” by Cale Atkinson; and “Alfred’s Book of Monsters” by Sam Streed.  So come on in and check us out.


New magazines are Ranger Rick, Christianity Today, North Dakota Outdoors, The Writer, Prevention, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Mother Earth News, Good Housekeeping, Eating Well, People, Family Handyman and Birds & Blooms.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

October’s selection will be “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion.  An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical – most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent – and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie – and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The next meeting will be on October 2 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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