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National Library week is April 9-15


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.

This week, the Wadena City Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren't only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities.

By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities. Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today's digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

Join us Monday, April 10 for some refreshments as we kick off National Library Week and share with us your thoughts on what you would like to see and experience as our library pursues its expansion efforts.

Children's Book Week is the first week in May. Be prepared to come in and vote for your favorite bookmark made by our local second-grade classes.

Thank you to all who participated in Snow Time to Read the past three months. Prizes have been awarded. Check at the library to see if you are a winner.

Adult fiction

"A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker-Kline. To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.

"An Almond for a Parrot" by Wray Delaney. I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble—an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying. In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of eighteenth century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy House—a place where decadent excess is a must. Trained by Queenie to become a courtesan, and by Mr. Crease—a magician who sees that Tully holds similar special powers to his own—Tully soon becomes the talk of the town. But as Tully goes on a journey of sexual awakening, she falls in love with one of her clients and the pleasure soon turns to pain. Especially when the estranged husband she was forced to marry by her father suddenly seeks her out. Now Tully is awaiting her trial for murder, for which she expects to hang and her only chance of survival is to get her story to the one person who might be able to help her.

"August Snow" by Stephen Mook Jones. Tough, smart, and struggling to stay alive, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother, August grew up in the city's Mexicantown and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away, and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Pointe Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide—which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries.

"Aftermath: Empires End" Star Wars by Chuck Wendig, "Blood and Bone" by Valentina Giambeinew, "Bone Box" by Faye Kellerman, "Breakfast Tea and Bourbon" by Pete Bissonette, "Brighter than the Sun" by Maya Banks, "Broker" by Chuck Logan, "Dangerous Games" by Danielle Steel, "Dead in the Water" by Annelise Ryan, "Devil in Spring" by Lisa Kleypas, "Everything We Keep" by Kerry Lonsdale, "February Fever" by Jess Lourey, "Follow Me Down" by Sherri Smith, "Hekla's Children" by James Brogden, "Her Secret" by Shelley Shepard Gray, "Humans: Bow Down" by Patterson and Raymond, "If Not For You" by Debbie Macomber, "Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan, "Man Overboard" by J. A. Jance, "Mississippi Blood" by Greg Iles, "My Mother's Ring" by Dana Cornell, "My (NotSo) Perfect Life" by Sophie Kinsella, "New York 2140" by Kim Robinson, "One Good Dog" by Susan Wilson, "Revenger" by Alastair Reynolds, "Setting Free the Kites" by Alex George, "Sinful Scottish Laird" by Julia London, "Suddenly Dating" and Suddenly Love" by Julia London, "The Book of Polly" by Kathy Hepinstall, "The Cutthroats" by Clive Cussler, "The Devil & Webster" by Jean Korelitz, "The Devil's Triangle" by Catherine Coulter, "The Dog Who Saved Me" by Susan Wilson, "The Hearts of Men" by Nicholas Butler, "The Hope Chest" by Viola Shipman, "The Signal Flame" by Andrew Kriva'k, "The Weight of This World" by David Joy, "The Widow" by Fiona Barton, "The Widow's House" by Carol Goodman, "Treasured Grace" by Tracie Peterson, "Twelve Angry Librarians" by Miranda James, "Two Good Dogs" by Susan Wilson, "The Mutual Admiration Society" by Lesley Kagen, "The Possessions" by Sara F. Murphy, "The River at Night" by Erica Ferencik and "Vicious Circle" by C. J. Box.

Western fiction

"Showdown" by Louis L'Amour, "The Horseman" by Tim Pears and "The Lioness is the Hunter by Estleman.

Youth fiction

"Broken Glass" by V.C.Andrews, "Hoop City" and "Hoop City, Los Angeles by Sam Moussari, "Ice Out" by Mary Casanova, "Lifeblood" by Gena Showalter, "Teen Frankenstein" by Chandler Baker, "Texas Fridays Houston" by Sam Moussari, "The Big Bet" by Owen B. Greenwald, "The Bone Witch" by Rin Chupeco, "The Devil's Engine, Hellraisers" by Alexander Gordon Smith, "The Inquisition" and "The Novice" by Tarah Matharu, "The Rule of 3 Fight for Power" and " The Rule of 3 Will to Survive" by Eric Walters, "The Novice" by Taran and "The Rule of Mirrors" and " The Vault of Dreams" by Gragh M. O'Brien.

Large print fiction

"Bone Box" by Faye Kellerman, "Brazen" by Loren Estleman, "Cancer Fighting Kitchen" by Katz and Edelson, "Death of a Ghost" by M.C. Beaton, "Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies,"

Echoes in Death" by J.D. Robb, "Glory Days" Trusting in the God that Fights for You" by Max Lucado, "Good Grief" by Theresa Caputo, "Happily Homemade: Cooking with Love" by Rachel Schultz, "Hillbilly Elegy" by James D. Vance, "Identity Unknown" by Donna Seaman,

"Illusion of Justice" by Jerome F. Boting, "Lies We Believe About God" by Rev. William Young, "Most Dangerous Place" by James Grippando, "No Excuses Detox" by Megan Gilmore, "Ripper: Secret Life of Walter Sickert" by P. Cornwell, "Slow Cooker Central" by Paulene Christie, "Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils" by Dr. Mariza Snyder, "Someone to Hold" by Mary Balogh, "The Art Book," "The Toxin Solution" by Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, "Treasured Grace" by Tracie Peterson, "Yoga FAQ" by Richard Rosen and "Younger" by Sara Gottfried M.D.


"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon" by Marc Eliot, "Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet" by Lynda Roper, "Mary Tyler Moore" by Charles River Editors, "Pontius Pilate" by Aldo Schiavone, "Shoot Like a Girl" by Mary J. Hegar, "The Inheritance" by Niki Kapsambelis, "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel, "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things" by Amy Dickinson, "The 1007 Masters-My Story" by Tiger Woods and "You're Welcome Cleveland" by Scott Raab.

Adult nonfiction

"How Money Works" by DK Publishing, "Ten Plants That Changed Minnesota" by Mary Hockenberry and "Swiss Army Knife Book" by Felix Immler.

Junior fiction

"American Girl Series: Julie-Message in a Bottle, Mary Ellen-The Runaway,Melody-The Lady Slipper," Hardy Boys Series: "Attack of the Bayport Beast," "My Little Pony: Trixie & the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse," Rainbow Magic Series: "Elle the Thumbelina Fairy, Mariana the Goldilocks Fairy, Rosalie the Rapunzel Fairy, Ruth the Red Riding Hood Fairy," "Boy at the Top of the Mountain" by John Boyne, "Deep Freeze" and "Deep Freeze Voyage to Nowhere" by D. S. Weissman, "Masterminds Payback" by Gordon Korman, "Rebel Genius" by Michael Dante DiMartino, "Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies" by David Lubar, "The Boy on the Wooden Box" by Leon Leyson, "The Boy Who Knew Everything" by Victoria Forester and "The Sea Lion" by Cynthia Rylant.

Junior nonfiction

"Armored Tanks Battlefield Dominance" by Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Gerry Souter, "Donald Trump" by Jake Lee and "Pro Wrestling's Greatest Faces" by Matt Scheff.

Graphic novel

"Avengers vs Ultron" by Jim Zubb, "Captain America: The Tomorrow Army," "Darth Vader," "Skywalker Strikes" by Jason Aaron and "Star Wars Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon."

Easy reader

"Bizarre Birds" by Horning, "I'm Batgirl!" by West, "Paw Patrol Mission" by Steve Sullivan, "Pokemon Pikachu in Love" by West, "Remarkable Robots" by Elphine Finnigan and "Stop the Stone Monsters!" by Murray.


"My Trip to the Science Museum" by Mercer Mayer and "We Love You Rosie!" by Cynthia Rylant.

Easy board books

"Counting" by Fleur Star, "My First Animals" by Jennifer Sutoski, "Roar! Roar! Baby Dinosaur" and "Sophie's Big First Word Book" by Dawn Sirett, "Say Hello, Sophie!" by Rosemary Wells and "Sophie's Big First Word Book."

Book on CD fiction

"Alcatraz" by Max Brand (Western), "Kill Switch" by Jonathan Maberry, "Bone Box" by Faye Kellerman, "Comanche Reckoning" by Douglas Hirt, "Dangerous Games" by Danielle Steel, "Her Secret" by Shelly Shepard Gray, "Kill Switch" by Jonathan Maberry, "Lost in Outer Space" by Rod Olson, Jr., "Primal Fat Burner" by Nora Gedgaudas, "The Black Widow" by Daniel Silva, "The Devil's Triangle" by Coulter, "The Lincoln Myth" by Steve Berry, "The V. P. Grail" by Zane Grey, "The Story of Moana" by Sutherland and Disney, "The Wolves" by Alex Berenson and "Two Good Dogs" by Susan Wilson.

Book on CD nonfiction

"White Trash" by Nancy Isenberg.


"All We Had," "Allied," "Ant Man," "Assassin's Creed," "Bleed for This," "Dr. Strange," "Fences," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Loving," "Luther Season 3," "Manchester by the Sea," "Maya Angleou: And Still I Rise," "Miss Sloane," "Moana," "Moonlight," "The Edge of 17," "The Middle Season 2," "Shut In" and "Star Wars" Complete Season 4.