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March Legacy programs announced

The following March Legacy and library events are on the way at the Wadena Library.

• Sunday, March 4, 2-4 p.m. there will be a Writing Workshop with Minnesota Murder-By-Month Series Jess Lourey. Lourey grew up in Paynesville, Minn. She teaches English and sociology full time at a two-year college. Her Murder-By-The Month series takes place in Battle Lake, a small town not unlike her hometown.

• On Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m., take a step back in time with Virginia Mae Hope, portrayed by Melissa Friedmann of the Minnesota History Players. Virginia was a pilot and was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). Her life was short but exciting. Learn what it was like growing up on a farm in Winnebago, Minn., during the Great Depression and serving as a female pilot during World War II. There will also be information about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its national impact, and the changing roles of women during World War II. The WASP performed wartime duties in the United States, thus freeing male pilots for combat.

• Friends of the Library Book Sale coming May 9-11 at Messiah Lutheran Church


Adult Fiction

"Defending Jacob" - William Landay Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He's his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own -- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis -- a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.

"Wild Ride" - Niki Green He's a Harley-riding ex-thief ... she's a gun-toting ex-socialite. Together they'll take the ride of a lifetime in this erotic romance from "an undoubted master."

Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim her gun at. But there he was, the bad boy who'd broken her heart years ago-still a thief, hijacking a priceless artifact, and it was all she could do to push aside the memories of how it felt to have his perfectly chiseled body next to hers.

Mac was no less shocked to see the beautiful girl next-door again, threatening to shoot him. Little did she know she was blowing his cover. He had to get her out of harm's way without succumbing to his desire to take her on a hot trip down memory lane.

But Lily has no intention of going anywhere with Mac, which means he'll have to resort to kidnapping. Unless she agrees to let him take her for the kind of ride destined to drive them both unbelievably wild.

"All Jacked Up" - Lorelei James

"Cowgirls Don't Cry" - Lorelei James

"Heart of Gold" - Robin Lee Hatcher

"If You Hear Her" - Shiloh Walker

"If You See Her" - Shiloh Walker

"Kill Shot" - Vince Flynn

"Left for Dead" - J. A. Jance

"No Longer Mine" - Shiloh Walker

"Private Games" - James Patterson/Sullivan

"World Divided - Book Two-Secret World Chronicle" - Mercedes Lackey

Youth Fiction

"Sweet Venom" - Tera L. Childs. Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it's also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates

"Witchlanders" - Lena Coakley

"Without" - Marcella Pixley

Adult Non Fiction

"21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card"

"Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs"

"Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft"

"Goddess: A Fool"

"Native American Ghost Stories"

"Rez Life" - David Treuer

"Special Crafts"

"Write Your Own Magic"

Large Print Fiction

"Down the Darkest Road" - Tami Hoag

"True Blue" - Diana Palmer

Junior Fiction

"Island of Shadows - Seekers Series" - Erin Hunter

"Showoff" - Gordon Korman

Easy Reader

"Animal Disguises" - Ryan

"Barbie" - Surf Princess - Eberly

"Clifford Sees America" -- Bridwell

"Clifford's Field Day" - Bridwell

"E-Mergency!" -- Tom Lichenheld

"Lego City: 3-2-1 Liftoff!" -- Lego

"Odd Animal Helpers" - Reyes

"Otis and the Tornado" - Loren Long

"Solar System" - Vogt

"Ugly Animals" -- Berger


"At the Carnival" - Leslie Valdes

"Fall Mixed Up" - Bob Raczka

"Just As Good" - Chris Crowe

"Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea" - Johnston

"Nothing Like a Puffin" - Sue Soltis

"Trouble with Normal" - Charise Harper

Board Books

"ABC" - Dr. Seuss

"Big Dog, Little Dog"

"Go Dog Go"

"Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb"

"How Do Dinosaurs Play with their Friends"

"Rainbow Fisth & the Big Blue Whale"

"Snuggle Puppy"

"The Greedy Python"

"Time for School, Mouse"

"Little Quack"

"Very Hungry Caterpillar"

"Very Lonely FireFly"

Book on CD

"Kill Shot" - Vince Flynn


"A Mile in His Shoes"


"Boys of Fall"


"Dolphin Tale"

"Friends": Complete 9th & 10th Seasons


"Ides of March"

"Lady and the Tramp"

"Marley & Me, The Puppy Years"

"One Night with the King"

"Peanuts, Snoopy's Adventures and Friends Forever"

"Real Steel"

"Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

"The Confession"

"The Double"

"The Greening of Whitney Brown"

"The Iceman Murder Mystery"

"The Whistleblower"

"Thomas and Friends: Curious George"

"Treasure Buddies"


Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

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.

NOTE: Notice our new hours. Because of a reduction in funding, we will be closed on Mondays starting March 1.