February library events

Renee Frethem, Wadena City Library Hours Sunday -- closed, Monday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February hap...

Renee Frethem, Wadena City Library


Sunday - closed, Monday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February happenings at the library

"Snow time to read" is happening again in the Kitchigami Regional Library System and the Wadena City Library. Adults, here is your chance to Read through the winter months and win wonderful prizes through March 31. Reading Programs are not just for kids. Sign up at the circulation desk and receive a prize right away. For every five books read, just turn in a drawing slip for chances to win other prizes: coffee mugs, water bottles, or sweatshirts.


It's very easy and fun to participate.

More TV series that are available at the library are Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds, Foyles War, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones Midsomer Murders, Seinfield, Streets of San Francisco, Vampire Diaries, West Wing and more.

Adult Fiction

"That Old Black Magic" by Mary Jane Clark. Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery, Boulangerie Bertrand, when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her. Could it be the handsome guide eager to give her special private tours? Or the inscrutable jazz musician who plays on historic Royal Street? What about the ratings-starved radio talk-show host? Or even the amiable owner of the local Gris-Gris Bar? Though Piper has a full plate decorating cakes for upcoming wedding celebrations, she's also landed an exciting but unnerving role in a movie being shot in the Big Easy. When the murderer strikes again, leaving macabre clues, she thinks she can unmask the killer. But Piper will have to conjure up some old black magic of her own if she hopes to live long enough to reveal the truth.

"The Unwelcomed Child" by V. C. Andrews. Elle Edwards grew up believing that because of her mother's sinful ways she was born without a soul; that's why she was abandoned and left in the care of Grandmother Myra and Grandfather Prescott, who try to ensure her evil will not infect them-by raising her in a virtual prison. Because her days are occupied with homeschooling, strict religious studies, and vigorous housekeeping in their upstate New York home, Elle knows practically nothing of the outside world, even as she emerges as a young woman with impressive artistic talent. But when she makes a secret, forbidden connection to vacationers at the nearby lake-a handsome boy and his precocious twin sister-Elle's world will shatter. Will discovering the truths about her past send her future plummeting to hell?

"A Promise Kept" by Robin Lee Hatcher. Tony Kavanagh had been Allison's dream-come-true. They were in love within days, engaged within weeks, married and pregnant within a year. Her cup bubbled over with joy . . . but years later, that joy had been extinguished by unexpected trials. The day Allison issued her husband an ultimatum, she thought it might save him. She never expected he would actually leave. She was certain God had promised to heal; it was clear that she'd misunderstood. Now, living in the quiet mountain cabin she inherited from her single, self-reliant Great Aunt Emma, Allison must come to terms with her grief and figure out how to adapt to small town life. But when she finds a wedding dress and a collection of journals in Emma's attic, a portrait of her aunt emerges that takes Allison completely by surprise: a portrait of a heartbroken woman surprisingly like herself. As Allison reads the incredible story of Emma's life in the 1920s and 1930s, she is forced to ask a difficult question: Does she really surrender every piece of her life to the Lord?

"All Things Hidden" by Peterson/Woodhouse, "Death Trade" by Jack Higgins, "Fear Nothing" by Lisa Gardner, "Hazardous Duty" by WEB Griffin, "Mrs. Lincoln's Rival" by Jennifer Chiaverini, "Murder as a Second Language" by Joan Hess, "Rest Not in Peace" by Mel Starr, "Revolution Book Three of the Secret World Chronicle" by Mercedes Lackey, "River Road" by Jayne Ann Krentz, "Sabrina's Man" by Gilbert Morris and "Stand up Guy" by Stuart Woods.

Youth Fiction


"First Love" by James Patterson

Adult Non Fiction

"12 Years a Slave" by Soloman Northrup, "Ask a Science Teacher" by Larry Scheckel, "Happy Hormones Slim Belly" by Jorge Cruis, "Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living" by Amit Sood, "My Beef with Meat" by Rip Esselstyn, "Philomena" by Martin Sixsmith, "Procrastinator's Digest" - Timothy A. Pychyl, "Step by Step Windows 81", "Super Shred Diet" by Hank Smith, "The 10-Step Stress Solution" by Jniel Shah, "The Complete Juicer" by Abigail Gehring, "The Confident Mom" by Joyce Meier, "The Death Class " by Erika Hayasaki, "The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis" by C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., "The Paleo Cookbook" by Anna Conrad, "The Pope and Mussolini" by David Kertzer, "We are Our Brains" by D. F. Swaab, "Wildlife Family Vegetable Gardens" by Tammi Hartung, "Wine: A Tasting Course" by Marnie Old, "You The Owner's MKanual" - Michael Roizen Mehmet Oz and"Your Best Brain Ever" by Michael Sweeney.


Adult Large Print

"Dust" by Patricia Cornwell, "Innocence" by Dean Koontz, "Perfect Fling" by Carly Phillips, "Takedown Twenty" by Janet Evanovich and "Wyoming Bold" by Diana Palmer.

Junior Fiction

"American Girl To the Stars" by Isabelle Laurence Yep, "Designs by Isabelle" by Laurence Yep, "Flight of the Bandit" by Geronimo Stilton, "Jackpot" by Gordon Korman and "Seekers: Forest of Wolves" by Erin Hunter.


Junior Non Fiction

"How to Survive Online Embarrassment", "Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Heroes for All Times" and "Abe Lincoln at Last" by Mary Osborne.

Graphic Novels

Nina in: That Makes Me Mad! by Hilary Knight and YuGiOh Zexal, Vol. 4.

Easy Reader

"Annie and Snowball and the Wedding Day" by Cynthia Rylant, "Barbie Too Many Puppies" by Mary Tillworth, "Frozen: Anna's Best Friend" by Christy Webster, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Double Team" by Christy Webster, "Travel Like a Princess" by Melissa Lagonegro and"Winx Club Dragon Quest" by Mary Tillworth.


"Clark the Shark Dares to Share" by Bruce Hale, "Dora Loves Boots" Mary Tillworth, "Dora in Wonderland" by Marry Tillworth and "Hooray for Dads."



"Captain Phillips", "Despicable Me 2", "Fast and Furious 6" and "The Butler."

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