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 “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner; “What Do You Do All Day?” and “A Fireproof Home for the Bride” by Amy Scheibe; “Northern Lights” by Raymond Strom; “A Road We do Not Know:  a Novel of Custer at the Little Big Horn” by Frederick J. Chiaventone; “Rewriting History:  a Randy McKay Mystery” by Paula F. Winskye; from the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series by Anne Hillerman there are: “Cave of Bones”, “Song of the Lion” in audiobook format, and “Spider Woman’s Daughter” and “Rock With Wings” in both the book and audiobook formats; more of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels by Louise Penny:  “Bury Your Dead”, “The Hangman”, “A Trick of the Light”, “The Beautiful Mystery”, “How the Light Gets In”, “The Long Way Home”, “A Great Reckoning”, “The Nature of the Beast”, and Glass Houses”; in large print there’s “Elevation” by Stephen King; and in the western section we have “The Old Wolves”, a Rusty Spurr novel by Peter Brandvold.

Adult nonfiction includes the “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning:  How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter” by Magareta Magnusson (in both book and audiobook formats); “Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Teen:  Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries” by Robert J. MacKenzie; and “Bad Blood:  Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou, about Elizabeth Holmes and the biggest corporate fraud since Enron.

North Dakota nonfiction includes “An Average Schmuck Writes a Running Book” by Tracy B. Vetter, a humorous look at running in North Dakota; a new Delorme North Dakota Atlas & Gazetteer”; and in the biography section “The Marquis De Mores:  Dakota Capitalist, French Nationalist” and “Alfred Dickey:  the Last Good Work of His Life”, the businessman, politician, and philanthropist for whom the Alfred Dickey Free Library in Jamestown is named, written by Keith Norman.

For junior fiction we have “Lion Down” by Stuart Gibbs, book 5 in the FunJungle series; and “The Truth About my Dad”, “Climber the Cat”, and “The Do-Over” all by Georgia Bruton, who grew up in North Dakota, spent much of her life in Florida and now lives in North Carolina.

For the younger kids there’s “5 Minute Nursery Rhymes” donated thru the Striving Readers Grant received by the Rugby Public Schools, includes over 100 classic nursery rhymes, lullabies, and poems. So come on in and check us out.

New magazines include Consumer Reports, Time, Web MD, Horse Illustrated, People, Sports Illustrated, Working Mother, Eating Well, Parents, Successful Farming and Woman’s Day.

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Library Book Group


Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Discussion Group will next meet on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00AM.

They will be reading Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosney for their April selection. A bit about the book from Amazon.com:

“Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France’s past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl’s ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d’Hiv’, to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah’s past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.

Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.”


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Story Time

Story Time for 3-5 year-olds will begin September 14.  The group will meet from 10:15 to 11:00 AM on Fridays that school is in session. There is a sign-up sheet at the circulation desk in the library.





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