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Sunday: Closed,

Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April Library Highlights:

Kitchigami Regional Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system free, with 80 of the world's most popular languages, and ESL courses for speakers of 50 non-English languages.

Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks. A variety of learning levels are offered. One level, specifically for tourists and business travelers, teaches 1,500 essential phrases covering everyday situations. Each course also has up to 350 hours of audio lessons, which patrons can download to a portable device, or burn to CD. There are full-featured free apps for iPads, iPhone/iPod Touch and Android.

It is appropriate for children and adults.

Get started today:

1. Go to www.krls.org.

2. Find, and click on, the Pronunciator link.

3. Register for free with your Library Card Number—It must be a Kitchigami card.

4. Start learning you new language.

Adult Fiction

"Beneath the Patchwork Moon" by Kent Alison. Transforming the old Caffey property into Hope Springs's new community arts center won't be easy for celebrated weaver Luna Meadows, but she sees it as a labor of love. The center will honor Sierra Caffey, the best friend Luna lost years ago in a car crash. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra's older brother and Luna's first love—returns to his family's former home demanding answers, Luna must also face her long-buried feelings for him. Angelo left Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. Handsome and headstrong, he suspects the beautiful Luna harbors a secret about the accident. Yet despite his best efforts, he can't resist the heat that still simmers between them. Will the untold truth shatter their future? Or could a new beginning lie within the tangled threads of their past? Part of the Hope Springs series, this charming romance follows two broken hearts on their long journey home.

"Death of a Policeman" by M. C. Beaton. Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

"Distortion" by Terri Blackstock. A husband's lies can have deadly consequences. When Juliet Cole's husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers' demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband's dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?

"A Time for Home" and "More Than a Touch" by Alexis Morgan, "Boots Under Her Bed" by Jodi Thomas, "Death on Blackheath: by Anne Perry, "Honor Among thieves" (Star Wars) by James S. Corey, "Hope Ignites: by Jaci Burton, "Night of the Hunter" by R. A. Salvatore, "NYPD Red 2" by Patterson/Karp, "Plain Murder" by Emma Miller, "Power Play" by Danielle Steel, "Stone Cold" by C.J. Box, "The bootlegger" by Clive Cussler, "The Guest Cat" by Takoshi Hiraide and "Unwound" by Lorelei James.

Youth Fiction

"Ender's Game" by Orson Scottcard.

Adult Non Fiction

"Depression Glass Identification and Price Guide" (6th Edition), "Driven to Distraction" by Edward Hallowell, MD, "Interactive Mini Scrapbooks" by Kathy Ortafiles, "Quilters' Reference Tool", "The Cancer Survivor Handbook" by Leibsoni and "The Silver Lining" by Hallye Jacobs.

Adult Large Print

"Big Sky Secrets" by Linda Lael Miller, "Blossom Street Brides" by Debbie Macomber, "Death of a Policeman" by M.C. Beaton, "Do or Die" by Suzanne Brockmann, "Keller" by Jonathan Kellerman, "Power Play" by Danielle Steele, "Moving Target" by J.A. Jance, "Mrs. Lincoln's Rival" by Jennifer Chiavarini, "NYPD Red 2" by Patterson/Karp, "The Chase" by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg and "The Lost Ones" by Ace Atkins.

Junior Fiction

"30 Days of No Gossip" by Stephanie Faris, "A Caroline Mystery" by Laurie Calkhoven, "Intruders at Rivermead Manor by Kathry Ruis, "A Growing Suspician" by Jacqueline Green, Rainbow Magic Series, "Clara the Chocolate Fairy", "Coco the Cupcake Fairy", "Esme the Ice Cream Fairy", "Layla the Cotton Candy Fairy", "Lisa the Lollipop Fairy" and "Madeline the Cookie Fairy", "Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy" by Daisy Meadows, "The Thing About Luck" by Cynthia Kadohata and "Thea Stilton and the Great Tulip Heist" by Geronimo Stilton.

Junior Non Fiction

"Minecroft" by Essential Handbook.

Easy

It's Raining" by Gail Gibbon and "Sophies' Terrible Twos" by Rosemary Wells .

Books on CD's

"Frozen" Junior, "Secret Garden" by Frances H. Burnet and "The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck.

Music CD's

"Celtic Woman" by Emerald Musical Gems.

DVD's

"12 Years a Slave", "American Hustle", "Castle" — 1st — 4th Seasons, "Charlie Countryman", "Dallas Buyers' Club", "Frozen", "Gravity", "Guess How Much I Love You" (Easy), "Hunger Games Catching Fire", "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", "Nebraska", "Odd Thomas", "Saving Mr. Banks", "The Book Thief", "Thomas and Friends Spill and Thrills (Easy), "Thor The Dark World", "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo."

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