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Benefit planned for Dec. 9

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We are very happy to announce that the Cyber Friends and Knitters are sponsoring a benefit this year for Cyber Youth and the Wadena City Library. The benefit will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Cyber Café. There will be fresh brewed coffee and goodies served all day. A hot turkey sandwich lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (A free will offering will be accepted.) There will be a silent auction, raffle and gifts for sale that will feature hand-knit items and a whole lot more.

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A special thank you to the Cyber Friends and Knitters for including the library as a co-recipient this year for their holiday benefit. Your work is greatly appreciated!

ADULT

Fiction

(The two books reviewed below were received as part of the Legacy Grant.)

"The Case of Greedy Lawyers" - Carl Brookins

Sean NMI Sean is a private detective in Minneapolis. A mysterious visit from a woman starts a ball rolling that grows bigger and more dangerous as it rolls along city streets and alleys. The almost client says she was sent by a law firm where Sean is not exactly a welcome face. Who would have sent her? Before he can find out, the lady is found dead. True to traditional detective novels she was found with little else-but had Sean's business card with her. Now the P.I. feels a responsibility to find out whom she really is, who killed her, and why she was sent to him in the first place.

"Sweet Poison" - Ellen Hart

In the juicy 16th Jane Lawless mystery (after 2007's "The Mortal Groove"), the lesbian restaurateur worries about her father Ray's upcoming bid for governor of Minnesota. Corey Hodge, a convicted rapist Ray once defended in court, has just been released from prison. Nursing a grudge, he volunteers at Ray's campaign headquarters until his identity is exposed. Life gets more intense after Corey becomes a suspect in the murder of one of Ray's top volunteers, Charity Miller. Charity was being stalked by her ex-boyfriend, who may have committed a hate crime against a gay United Methodist minister involved with a male campaign worker. Also causing Jane concern is the unexpected return from Africa of her ex-lover, Dr. Julia Martinsen. Julia plots to reignite her relationship with Jane, who's involved in a troubled long-distance relationship with Kenzie, a Nebraska professor. Hart fans will enjoy the many twists, both personal and criminal.

"A Christmas Promise" - Anne Perry

"A Quilter's Holiday" - Jenifer Chiaverini

"Fit to Be Tied" - Robin Hatcher

"Hunt Club" - John Lescroart

"Kindred in Death" - J. D. Robb

"Messages from Spirit" - Sylvia Browne

"Shades of Blue" - Karen Kingsbury

"The LaCuna" - Barbara Kingsolver

Non-Fiction

"50 Simple Steps to Kick our Oil Habit" - Green Patriot Working Group

"Accepting the Psychic Torch" - Sylvia Browne

"Child Sense" - Priscilla Dunstan

"Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs" - H. Griffith

"End of Days Predictions and Prophesies about the End of the World" - Sylvia Browne

"Ford County" - John Grisham

"Jumped, Fell or Pushed" - Steven Koehler

"My Life and My Loves" - Al Fultz (Biography)

"The Trust Edge" - David Horsager

Large Print Fiction

"13 ½" - Nevada Barr

"Home in Time for Christmas" - Heather Graham

"I, Alex Cross" - James Pettersen

"The Lacuna" - Barbara Kingsolver

"Lakeshore Christmas" - Susan Wiggs

"The Professional" - Robert Parker

"Razor Sharp" - Fern Michaels

"Reunion in Death" - J. D. Robb

"Rough Country" - J. Sandford

"Santa in a Stetson" - Darley

"Scarpetta Factor" - P. Cornwell

"The Perfect Christmas" - Debbie Macomber

"There Goes the Bride" - M. Beaton

"True Blue" - David Baldacci

"Unhallowed Ground" - Heather Graham

JUNIOR

Junior Fiction

"Bionicle: Challenge of Metru Nui" - G. Farshtey

"Dinosaur Cove: Swimming with the Plesiosaur" - Rex Stone

"Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat" - Lynne Jonell

Junior Non Fiction

"Dwarf Planets" - Fran Howard

"Lights On" - Harriet Ziefert

"To Whom the Angel Spoke" - Terry Kay

EASY READER

"Arthur's Reading Trick" - Marc Brown

"Lego City Adventures-Help is on the Way" - Sonia Sander

"Polar Animals" - Cooper

EASY

"Alphabet Bird Collection" - Shelli Ogilvy

"Are You Blue Dog's Friend?" - George Rodrique

"Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog" - Jackson

"Dewey - There's a Cat in the Library" - Myron

"Dragon's Love" - Parlato

"For Baby (For Bobbie)" with CD of John Denver's Song - Mason

"I, Trixie Who is Dog" - Dean Koontz

"Little Blue Truck Leads the Way" - Schertle

"Pet Shop Lullaby" - Fraser

"Tell Me a Dragon" - Morris

"The Middle Child Blues" - Crow

"The Tiger Who Came to Tea" - Kerr

"Wag!" - McDonnell

"When You Meet a Bear on Broadway" - Hest

"Where Teddy Bears Come From" - Mark Burgess

"Whoo Goes There" - Ericsson

DVDs

"Ready for Phonics 1 and 2"

Music CDs

"Do What You Want Be What You Are" - Daryl Hall and John Oates

We also have some new items on our reference shelves:

"2010 North American coins and Prices"

"2010 US Guide to Coins"

"Beckett Almanac of Baseball Cards and Collectibles"

"Beckett's Football Card Price Guide - 2009-2010"

"Guiness World Records 2010"

"Scholarships Grants & Prizes"

"World Coins"

Hours

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.

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