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Author Freeman book signing set for April 28


Sunday: Closed

Monday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

An April highlight will be another Legacy program featuring bestselling Minnesota author Brian Freeman who will be touring the Kitchigami Regional Library System this April. Freeman is the author of ten psychological thrillers. His books have been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike. Come join Brian Freeman at the Wadena Public Library on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m.for an exciting book talk about his works. A book signing will follow the talk and books will be available for purchase. Brian's latest book, "Goodbye to the Dead" has just reached our shelves.

Spring has Sprung and our winter reading program "Snow Time to Read" has come to an end. We had a very successful program for 2016 with over 80 participants and almost 1100 books read. Prizes have been distributed. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated this year!

Adult fiction

"Behold the Man" by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Encounter the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles. How could Jesus - who preached righteousness before God, and love and mercy toward neighbors - be so hated and pursued? To the temple officials, he was a threat to the livelihood and authority of the priesthood. To Herod Antipas, he was a threat to his ambition to be the King of the Jews. And to the Roman overlords, he was seen as a dangerous threat; a man who commanded an army of the common people. He could heal wounds, offer miraculous provisions and even raise from the dead. If Jesus had accepted popular acclaim and become an earthly king, he would have been unstoppable. Jesus's last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, for whom Judea will either make or break his career; Pilate's wife, Claudia, desperately seeking aid for her much loved, crippled son; and Centurion Marcus Longinus, caught in the middle between loyalty to the Empire, love for Claudia and an ever-increasing belief in Jesus as the Son of God. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

"Clawback" by J.A.Jance. In author J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice - or revenge. When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father's name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents as well as the scheme's other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a stone cold killer.

"Goodbye to the Dead" by Brian Freeman. Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life. At the time, Cindy and Stride were on opposite sides of a domestic murder investigation. Gorgeous, brilliant Janine Snow - a surgeon transplanted to Duluth from Texas - was the prime suspect in the shooting death of her husband. Cindy believed her friend Janine was innocent, but Stride thought all the evidence pointed to the surgeon - even though the gun was never found. Despite Cindy's attempts to help Janine, the case led to a high-profile murder trial in which Janine was convicted and sent to prison. During the current investigation, Serena finds a gun used in the murder of a woman connected to an organized crime syndicate - a gun that turns out to be the same weapon used to kill Janine Snow's husband. Two unrelated cases years apart suddenly have a mysterious connection. As Stride investigates the possibility that human traffickers are targeting women in the Duluth port, he begins to question whether he made a terrible mistake eight years ago by putting an innocent woman in prison. And whether he will ever be able to make peace with the memory of his beloved wife and give his heart to Serena.

"A Voice from the Field" by Neal Griffin, "At the Edge of the Orchard" by Tracy Chevalier, "Dark Promises" by Christine Feehan, "Deep Blue" by Randy Wayne White, "Off the Grid" by C.J.Box, "Murder Never Knocks" by Mickey Spillane & Allan Collins, "Nobody But You" by Jill Shalvis, "One With You" by Sylvia Day, "PrimeTime" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, "Private Paris" by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, "Property of a Noblewoman" by Danielle Steel, "The Atonement" by Beverly Lewis, "The Gangster" by Clive Cussler, "The Total Package" by Stephanie Evanovich, "The Watcher in the Wall" by Owen Laukkanen, "The Steel Kiss" by Deaver and "Unexpected Rush" by Jaci Burton.

Adult non fiction

"A Girls' Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber, "A Mind of Your Own" by Brogan, MD, "American Amnesia" by Jacob Hacker, "American Character" by Colin Woodard, "Eruption: The Untold Story of Mt.St. Helens" by Steve Olson, "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond, "Good Faith" by Kinnaman and Lyons, "How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain" by Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman, "How to Eat in the Woods" by Banie Bradford, "In My Hands" by Irene Gut Opdyke, "Life Reimagined" — Barbara Bradley Hagerty, "Locally Laid" by Lucie Amundson, "Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots" by Chad Lewis, "Minnesota Road Guide to Mysterious Creatures" by Chad Lewis, "Naturally Sweet Food in Jars" by Marisa McCellan, "Overload" by Joyce Meyer, "Pretty Happy" by Kate Hudson, "Rightful Heritage" by Roosevelt Biography, "Saturn Run" by Sandford and Ctein, "Saving Alex" (Biog) by Alex Cooper, "The Cooler King" by Patrick Bishop, "The Great Departure" by Tara Zahra, "The Literature Book by Big Ideas Simply Explained," "The Quick Six Fix" by Stuart O'Keefe and "Until We Are Free" by Shirin Ebadi.

Youth non fiction

"The Skyrim Library Vol. II" Man Mer and Beast.

Large print fiction

A Girls' Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber, "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain, "Clawback" by J.A.Jance X, "Lawless Range" by Stephen Payne, "Marry Me at Christmas" by Susan Mallery, "Private Paris" by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, "Snowflake Bay" by Anna Kauffman, "The Friends We Keep" by Susan Mallery, "The Gangster" by Clive Cussler, "The Nature of the Beast" by Louise Penny, "The Things We Keep" by Sally Hepworth and "Up at Butternut Lake" by Mary McNear.

Large print non fiction

"Eat Fat, Get Thin" by Mark Hyman, "The Murder of King Tut" by Patterson/Dugard and "The Steel Kiss" by Deaver.

Graphic novel

"Hero Cats of Stellar City: New Discoveries," "Sisters" by Raina Telgemieir, "This One Summer" by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki and "Yo Gi Oh!, Vol. 8.

Western Fiction

"Bloodshed of the Mountain Man" by Johnstone, "Deadly Day in Tombstone" by Johnstone,

"Frontier" by S. K. Salzer, "Killers of Cimarron" by Leslie Frank, "Lawless" by Johnstone, "Redcoat Renegades" by Douglas Hirt, "Rodeo Ranch" by Max Brand X, "Rustlers on the Frying Pay" by M & M Lehman, "Trail Hand" by R.W. Stone, "All Star Western Theatre" by Various Authors, "Clawback" by J.A. Jance, "Gone Again" by James Grippando and "Rightful Heritage" by Douglas Brinkley.

Music CD


Junior fiction

"Aisha the Princess and the Pea Fairy," "Faith the Cinderella Fairy," "Gwen the Beauty and the Beast Fairy," "Eleanor the Snow White Fairy," "Julia the Sleeping Beauty Fairy," "Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy" and "Rita the Frog Princess" by Meadows, "Dory FantasmaGory" by Abby Hanlon, "Hope is a Ferris Wheel" by Robin Herrera and Warrior Series — "A Forest Divided" and "The Blazing Star" by Erin Hunter.

Junior non fiction

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" by G. Neri and "Mysterious Patterns" by Sarah C. Campbell.

Easy reader

"Baseballs' Greatest Hitters" by Kramer, "Heavy Duty Trucks" by Joyce Milton, "How do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?" by Yolen and "Meet the Knights" by Julia March.


"Bliizzard" by John Rocco, "Firebird" by Copeland and Myers, "First Snow" by Peter McCarty, "Goodnight Already!" by Jory John & Benji Davies, "Have You Seen My Dragon?" by Steve Light, "I Don't Like Koala" by Sean Ferrell, "Sam & Dave Dig a Hole" by Mac Barnett, "Snooze Fest" by Samantha Berger, "Star Stuff" by Stephanie Sisson, "Ten Kisses for Sophie!" by Rosemary Wells, "The Baby Tree" by Sophie Blackall, "The Big Blue Thing on the Hill" by Zommer, "This is Sadie" by Sara O"Leary, "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner, "When Andy Met Sandy," "Andy and Sandy's Anything Adventur," by Tomie DePaola, "Where are my Books?" By Debbie Ridpath Ohi, "We Just Had a Baby" by Krensky and "What to do With a Box" by Yolan.

Adult DVDs

"Big Stone Gap," "Brooklyn," "Creed," "Game of Thrones (5th Season)," "Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2," "In the Heart of the Sea," "Miss You Already," "Room," "The Big Short," "The Newsroom," "Trumbo" and "Woodlawn."

Junior DVDs

"Alvin," "Lego: Star Wars Droid Tales," "Sylvester & Friends Vol. 1" and "The Peanuts Movie."