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Benefit planned for Dec. 9

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.

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!



(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


"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 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


"Arthur's Reading Trick" - Marc Brown

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

"Polar Animals" - Cooper


"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


"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"


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.