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Monday hours are back at the Wadena City Library

Our Monday hours are back. The Wadena City Library is having Monday hours again after the Wadena City Council voted to restore funding that was cut by the county. Monday hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as in the past.

April Legacy Programs

Cheryl Sawyer, Storyteller - April 13 - 2 p.m.

The first legacy program in April will be at the Menahga Elementary School. Multi-talented storyteller, Cheryl Sawyer, is coming to share her stories. Sawyer speaks the Finnish language and has carried that into her storytelling. She amazes crowds and tells the "Three Bears" in the Finnish language. She weaves in magic and balloon art with her stories, and enthralls crowds of children of all ages. She infuses humor and creative sound effects in the story telling and draws you to use your imagination. Come to this free event, be entertained, awaken your inner child, and bring a child along to enjoy, laugh and have fun while learning.

Cal Rice, Professional Photographer - April 19 - 6:30 P.M.

Rice will take you on a "trip" to Bhutan showing the beautiful landscapes and the beautiful people in his photographs amidst massive changes. Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Rice has been a professional commercial photographer for 25 years. Recently he traveled to Bhutan, in the Himalayas, to document the country and culture as it emerges from the 17th century into the 21st century.

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

With the library's decreased funding we want to thank those people who have donated magazine subscriptions. Sometimes magazines offer a free gift subscription when you are ordering for personal use. These donated gift subscriptions greatly appreciated!

Snowtime to Read program a success

The adult winter reading program came to an end on March 31. It was a huge success with close to 200 people participating this year! The prize drawing is complete so come in and check the list. If you were a participant, you may be a prize winner! Thank you to all who joined in the fun for 2012's Snowtime to Read!


Adult Fiction

"Beyond the Farthest Star" - Bodie Thoene. When a nativity display on public property is torched by a former US Senator, the media spotlight falls on the forgotten small town of Leonard, Texas, and the new pastor of its only church - Adam Wells. Emboldened by the prospect of leading his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first amendment debate that he considers to be a "fight for the heart and soul of America," Pastor Wells determines not to let anything or anyone, including his wife and his rebellious 16-year old daughter, stand in his way. But when an old high school friend unexpectedly shows up in their small town and a past secret is revealed, Pastor Wells' constitutional crusade collides with an even greater fight - the fight for the heart and soul of his marriage, his daughter, and, even his own life. In this modern-day story of betrayal, forgiveness, and finally redemption, Adam Wells discovers, for the first time, the meaning of the story he's been preaching all his life ... and his desperate daughter understands what really is beyond the farthest star. Award-winning authors, Bodie and Brock Thoene, have written an emotional and authentic drama based on a screenplay by Andrew Librizzi and now a major motion picture.

"Death of a Kingfisher" - M. C. Beaton. When Scotland is hit by the recession, Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices that the Highland people are forced to come up with inventive ways to lure tourists to their sleepy towns. The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. It isn't long before coach tours begin to arrive. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth. And when violence strikes again,the lawman's investigation quickly turns from animal cruelty to murder.

"Run From Fear" - Jami Alden. More than anything, Talia Vega wanted to leave behind her harrowing past. Moving eight hundred miles away, she succeeded ... until the one man who knows her darkest secrets wanders into the restaurant where she works. Now the agonizing memories come crashing back-along with an undeniable desire for Jack Brooks, the ex-Green Beret who rescued her from a sadistic monster two years ago. Jack Brooks knows that showing up unannounced is a purely selfish move. Talia doesn't need his protection anymore, but he can't get the raven-haired beauty out of his mind. And when a twisted madman is hell-bent on resurrecting her torturous past, Jack vows to do anything to keep her safe-even risk his own life to save the only woman he's ever loved.

As the Sparks Fly - Gilbert Morris

Born to Darkness - Suzanne Brockman

Branded as Trouble - L. James

Celebrity in Death - J. D. Robb

Chasing the Sun - Tracie Peterson

Fall From Grace - Richard North Patterson

Force of Nature - C. J. Box

Into the Darkness - V.C. Andrews

Lone Wolf - J. Picoult

November Hunt - Jess Lourey

Raising Kane - Lorelei James

Rough, Raw, and Ready - Lorelei Jame

Sonoma Rose - Jennifer Chiavarini

Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton

The Affair - Lee Child

The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks

The Heart's Frontier - Lori Copenland, Virginia Smith

The River Queen - Gilbert Morris

The Thief - Clive Cussler

Unison Spark - Andy Marino

Victims - J. Kellerman

Youth Fiction

Against the Herd - Steve Cortes

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus - Paula Broadwell

Collected Books: The Guide to Identification & Values, 4th Ed. - Ahearn

Down Syndrome Parenting 101 - N. Hale

God's Story, Your Story - Max Lucado

In the Still of the Night - Ann Rule

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey - The countess of Carnarbon

Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life

Moneyball - Michael LewisMoney Well Spent - Michael Grabell

My Kindle Fire - Jim Chesire

Tea Party Patriots - Mary Meckler & Jenny Martin

The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform - Bruce Bartlett

The Diabetes Miracle - Diane Kress

The Favored Daughter - Fawzi Koofi

The Lunch Box

The Real Romney - Michael Kranish & Scott Helman

Tracking the Chupacabra - Benjamin Radford

Uncovering the Logic of English - D. Eide

Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook

Large Print Fiction

Believing the Lie - Elizabeth George

Copper Beach - Jayne Ann Krentz

Home Front - Kristin Hannah

Hotel Vendome - Danielle Steele

Kill Shot - Vince Flynn

Left for Dead - J.A. Jance

The Affair - Lee Child

The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks

Victims - J. Kellerman

Large Print Non-Fiction

Graphic Novel

ToRaDoRa #2 - Takemuija

YuGiOh - Volumber 2

Junior Fiction

American Girl Mystery, The Crystal Ball - Jacqueline Green

American Girl Mystery, The Hidden Gold - Sarah Masters Buckey

American Girl Mystery, The Cameo Necklace - Evelyn Coleman

Boxcar Children, The Garden Thief - Warner

Forgive Me, I Meant to do it: False Apology Poems - Gail Carson Levine

Good Sports: Soldier Athletes - Glenn Stout

King of the Mound, My Summer with Satchel Paige - Wes Tooke

Nancy Drew: Stalk, Don't Run - Carolyne Keene

Seeds of Rebellion - Brandon Mull

Stay out of the Basement, Goosebumps - R. L. Stine

The Flying Beaver Brothers & the Fishy Business - Maxwell Eaton III

Mystery at Malachute Mansion -- Nancy Drew

Junior Non Fiction

Stupendous Sports Stadiums - Michael Sandler

Easy Reader

Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day - Rylant

Cupcake Surprise - Lynn Maslen Kertell

Clifford's Best Friend - Norman Bridwell

Dragons' Easter Egg Hunt - Marks

Hibernation - Tori Kosara

Look for the Lorax - Rabe

Masters of Spinjitzu - West

Remembering the Titanic - Wishinsky

The Ballet Recital - Simon

The Fairy Treasure Hunt - Meadows

The New Puppy - Lynn Maslen Kertell

Way of the Ninja - West


Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin - Cynthia Rylant

Brownie & Pearl Hit the Day - Cynthia Rylant

Clorinda Plays Baseball - Robert Kinerk

Extra Yarn - Mac Barnett

Ladybugs - Gail Gibbons

Penny and her Song - Kevin Henkes

Ride Fly Guy Ride - Ted Arnold

The Jellybeans & the Big Art Adventure - Numeroff

The Wizard House - Dean Morrissey

Yoko Learns to Read - Rosemary Wells

Board Books

Harvest Tractor

Little Quack's Hide & Seek

Book on CD

A Season of Gifts - Richard Peck(J.F.)

Boston Jane: An Adventure - Jennifer L. Holm (J.F.)

Canyons - Gary Paulsen (YF)

Change Up Mystery at the World Series - John Feinstein(YF)


Adventures of TinTin

American Teacher

Atlas Shrugged, Part I

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Five Minutes in Heaven


Game of Thrones - Complete 1st Season


I Don't Know How She Does It

Jack and Jill

Larry Crowne

Moonlighting, Season 5

Paranormal, Activity 3

Pirates of the Caribbean-On Stranger Tides

Puss in Boots

Rum Diary

Song of Lunch

The Lion King

The Littlest Angel

The Mighty Macs

The Way

Tower Heist

Twilight - Breaking Dawn


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.