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Book sale, legacy events coming up this month at the library

Friends of the Library Book Sale coming May 9 - 11 at Messiah Lutheran Church donations welcome May 7 - 9.

Legacy Events in May

On Friday, May 11, at 1 p.m. for children and 1:30 p.m. for adults Catherine Friend will share stories about both her farming and writing life during a free presentation at the Wadena City Library. Friend is an award winning Minnesota author, speaker and sometimes shepherd.

The Okee Dokee Brothers an energetic and interactive musical group will present entertainment for the whole family at the Sebeka Elementary School. This program will take place Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m.

Summer Library Program begins on June 4. We are looking forward to having many of our children participate again this summer. The library will have a table set up at the Summer Recreation Signup Wednesday, April 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school and children may register there. Signup at the library will begin June 4 and continue until July 27. The theme this year is Dream Big, Read.


Adult Fiction

"Calico Joe" - John Grisham. A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball...

Whatever happened to Calico Joe?

It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.

"Dorchester Terrace" - Anne Perry. Anne Perry's acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London's exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for readers everywhere. This new masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain's power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire. Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line--on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin. Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.

"Letter from a Stranger" - Barbara Taylor Bradford. Justine Nolan is a documentary film maker who lost her beloved grandmother a decade ago--the person who was the only source of love and comfort in her life. Her own mother Deborah had always been distant and uninvolved, following her own agenda in pursuit of her career as an interior designer. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother Gabri alive, but that Deborah has deliberately estranged the family from her for all these years. Justine's search for her grandmother takes her to Istanbul where she begins to uncover the family's secrets that stretch all the way back to World War II. As the layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand a woman she never really knew...and she begins to ask questions about the true desires of her own heart.

"A Perfect Storm" - Lori Foster

"Betrayal" - Danielle Steele

"Come Home" - Lisa Scottoline

"Guilty Wives" - James Patterson

"Gypped" - Carol H. Clark

"Loving" - Karen Kingsbury

"The Big Cat Nap" - Rita Mae Brown

"The Fiddler" - Beverly Lewis

"The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection" - Alexander McCall Smith

"The Lost Years" - Mary H. Clark

"The Surrender-The Last Cavaliers" - Gilbert Morris

"The Witness" - Nora Roberts

"Through the Night" - Janelle Denison

"Unnatural Acts" - Stuart Woods

"What Doesn't Kill You" - Iris Johansen

Youth Fiction

"Bewitching" - Alex Flin

"Beyonders' Seeds of Rebellion" - Brandon Mull

"Desert Angel" - Charlie Price

"Girls Don't Fly" - Dristen Chandler

"Magic Under Stone" - Jaclyn Dolamore

"Sweet Venom" - Tera Lynn Childs

"The Obsidian Blade" - Pete Hautman

"Unison Spark" - Andy Marino

Adult Non Fiction

"Do Yourself a Favor..Forgive" - Joyce Meyer

"Growing Roses in Cold Climates" - Olson, Hass and Whitman

"Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates" - Heger, Lonnee & Whitman

"Growing Perennials in Cold Climates" - Lonnee

"Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Understanding and Helping your Partner" - Fast and Preston

Large Print Fiction

"Betrayal" - Danielle Steele

"Celebrity in Death" - J. D. Robb

"Cinnamon Roll Murder" - Joanne Fluke

"Death of a Kingfisher" - M. C. Beaton

"Shadow in Serenity" - T. Blackstock

"Sonoma Rose" - Jennifer Chiaverini

"The Enemy" - Lee Child

"The Thief" - Clive Cussler

"The Witness" - Nora Roberts

Junior Fiction

"Aftershock" - Ashley Bernard

"Dragonbreath: Revenge of the Horned Bunnies" - Ursula Vernon

"Geronimo: The Way of the Samuri" - Stilton

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" - Brian Selznik

"Warriors - Sign of the Moon" - Erin Hunter

"WonderStruck" - Brian Selzuk

Junior Non Fiction

"Bug Off: Creepy Crawly Poems" - Jane Yolen

"Everything You Need to Know About the Human Body" - Patricia Macnair

"Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman Olympic High Jumper" - Ann Malaspina

Easy Reader

"Fairies: A True Story" - Shirley Raye Redmond

"Gus Makes a Gift" - Remkiewicz

"Max Spaniel Funny Lunch" - Catrow

"Pokeman Black & White Emolga Makes Mischief" - Whitehill

"Scooby Doo on Werewolf Watch" - Sunder

"Trains" - Susan Goodman & Michael Doolittle


"And Then Its Spring" - Julie Fogliano

"Lucy Rescued" - Harriet Ziefert

"Zero the Hero" - Joan Holub


"Alvin and the Chipmunks-Chipwrecked"

"Ancient Aliens" - Season 3

"Angelina Ballerina - Ballet Dreams"

"Bon Jovi - Live at Madison Sq. Garden"

"Dark Shadows - The Best of Barnabus"

"Dark Shadows - Fan Favorites"

"Facing the Giants"


"Ghost Protocol"

"The Big Year"

"The Descendants"

"War Horse"

"We Bought a Zoo"


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.