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Historical Society history player coming Monday

A special thank you to all volunteers who helped with the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Book Sale was a great success due to all who helped, brought books to sell, and those who purchased books.

Remember Maud Hart Lovelace as portrayed by a history player from the Minnesota Historical Society will be at the Wadena City Library at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. Reserve a free ticket at the library and come hear about her well-loved Betsy-Tacy series.

Here are some of the new editions in our library:


Adult Fiction

• "A Nose for Justice" - Rita Mae Brown. Wings Ranch near Reno, owned by Jeep Reed, who served as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) during World War II, provides the appealing backdrop for the intriguing first in a new, canine-centered series from bestseller Brown ("Cat of the Century"). One of Nevada's wealthiest women, Jeep has outlived two "life partners," Daniel Marks and Dorothy Jocham, and welcomes a visit from her great-niece, former Wall Street banker Magdalene "Mags" Rogers. Suspicious explosions of local water pumps disturb their peace, along with an environmentalist's shooting "suicide" and a pump company employee's disappearance. Jeep, Mags, and their two dogs -- King, a shepherd mix, and Baxter, a wire-haired dachshund -- also discover a really cold corpse and, among the bones, a 19th-century Russian "Star of Guard" ring buried in Jeep's barn. The water issues subplot slows the action at times and the dogs don't have enough to do, but the search for the skeleton's identity will keep most readers turning the pages.

• "Santa Fe Edge" - Stuart Woods. If you run into trouble in Santa Fe, Ed Eagle is the man to see. Ed Eagle, the six-feet-six, take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, has recovered from his encounters with Mexican organized crime and-more treacherously-his ex-wife, Barbara. Now a mysterious new client has come his way, one who may shed light into some dark corners of Ed's past ... and put him in danger once more.

• "And Thereby Hangs a Tale" - Jeffrey Archer. Bestseller Archer assembles 15 more of the clever stories for which he is known. They are split between tales of trickery, as with "Stuck on You," where an eager young man is played by a diamond thief, and decidedly sentimental stories, such as "Members Only," about a man who wants nothing more than to join a private country club. Archer marks with an asterisk stories that are based on true incidents (10 in this collection), and whether it is the weight of credibility these stories' genesis lends or if the author works better with some starting material, the entirely imagined stories are also the weakest. "Politically Correct" never gets out of the shallows in its attempt to be provocative, and "Better the Devil You Know," with its evil executive making a deal with the devil (aka Mr. De Ath), is silly even for this author, who usually writes with a winningly light touch. Still, Archer's writing exudes a certain charm and is mostly satisfying. His trademark twists -- sometimes a surprise to the reader, sometimes not -- and genial tone will endear these mostly cozy stories to his many fans.

• "The Bear" - R. A. Salvatore. The war of Honce drags on, and the roads and seas are littered with bodies. To everyone's stunned disbelief, Yeslnik the Fool has tipped the war's scales in his favor. The reign of the newly self-appointed King Yeslnik is already distinguished as the most bloody and merciless in Honce history. Trapped, Dame Gwydre and Father Artolivan concoct a desperate plot to join forces with Laird Ethelbert, the lesser of two vicious evils. But Ethelbert's paid assassins slew Jameston Sequin and nearly did the same to Bransen. Embittered by it all, Bransen seeks to extricate himself from the selfish goals of all of combatants. But in an odd twist of fate and crossed loyalties, Bransen sees in his old nemesis, Bannagran -- the Bear of Honce and the man who slew his adoptive father -- a darker image of his own heart. Allies and battle lines become tangled, motives indistinguishable as old friends become enemies and old enemies become allies.

Adult Non Fiction

"7 Secrets of Synchronicity" - MacGregor

"Debt-Free U" - Zac Bissonnette

"Dirty Sexy Politics" - Meghan McCain

"Seal of Honor" - Gary Williams

"Start Your Own Senior Services Business" - Entrepreneur Press and Charlene Davis

"She Ain't Heavy She's My Mother" - Bryan Batt

"Teaching Yoga" - Mark Stephens

"Ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats & Cat Breeds & Cat Care"

Large Print Fiction

"1022 Evergreen Place" - Debbie Macomber

"Exclusive" - Fern Michaels

"Ghost Moon" - Heather Graham

"Ghost Night" - Heather Graham

"Postcard Killers" - James Patterson

"Out of Sight" - Stella Cameron

"Rembrandt Affair" - Daniel Silva

"Running Scared" - Lisa Jackson

"Safe Haven" - Sparks

"Scout Atticus and Boo" - Mary McDonagh

"Stay a Little Longer" - Dorothy Garloch

"Summer Brides" - Wiggs, Woods, Mallery (Story Collection)

"The Vigilantes" - W.E.B. Griffin

"Tough Customer" - Sandra Brown

"Wicked Appetite" - Janet Evanovich

Junior Fiction

"A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time" - Osborne (Magic Tree House Series)

"Allie Fink's Rules for Girls" - Meg Cabot

"Half-Brother" - Kenneth Oppel

"Masters of Disaster" - Gary Paulsen

"My Havana" - Rosemary Wells

"Vampirates Empire of Night" - Justin Souper

Junior Non-Fiction

"Bats" - Lilly Wood


"Brain Camp" - Susan Kin


"Barbie-A Fashion Fairy Tale" - Mary Man-Kong

"Best Friends in Fairyland" - Daisy Meadows

"Buzzy Boy and Fly Guy" - Tedd Arnold

"Clifford is a Star" - Norman Birdwell

"Clifford's First Sleepover" - Norman Birdwell

"Lego City Adventure All Aboard" - Sander

"Num Nums and the Dessert Disaster"

"Pokemon Meet Cydaquil"

"Turkey Day" - Grace Maccarone

"Vidia Takes Charge" - Lagonegro

"Show Me the Honey" - Rabe

"Tangled outside My Window" - Lagonegro

"Trouble in the Tunnel" - Richard Courtney


"Elsie's Bird" - J. Yolen

"Otis and Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever" - Laura Numeroff

"Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks" - Rylant

"The 3 Little Dassies" - Jan Brett

Book on CD

"To Kill a Mockingbird" - Lee Harper

Music CD

"Wilderness Road" - Charlie Maguire



"Madeline's Halloween & Other Spooky Tales"


"America: the Story of US"

"Grey's Anatomy Season 6"

"Private Practice Season 3"


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.- 12 p.m.