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    Nancy Bowles|May 16, 2024

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: James by Percival Everett – When the enslaved Jim overhears that he is about to be sold to a man in New Orleans, separated from his wife and daughter forever, he decides to hide on nearby Jackson Island until he can formulate a plan. Meanwhile, Huck Finn has faked his own death to escape his violent father, recently returned to town. As all readers of American literature know, thus begins the dangerous and transcendent journey by raft down the Mississippi River toward the elusive and too-often-unreliable promise of the F...

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    Nancy Bowles|May 2, 2024

    Ladies, you are invited to a Ladies Tea Party at the Library on Thurs., May 9 at 2 p.m. Come enjoy some tea, goodies and games, with special entertainment by Dorothy Greenwood. There will be prizes for the prettiest and craziest hats, so make sure you wear a hat. NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Women by Kristin Hannah – Women can be heroes. When 20-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has a...

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    Nancy Bowles|Apr 4, 2024

    National Library week is April 7-13. Stop by the library this week and shop our BOOK SALE, join in on our adult coloring contest and other fun contests with prizes being awarded. Cupcakes will be served on Wednesday and Thursday 1-3. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Never Lie by Freida McFadden – Newlyweds Tricia and Ethan are searching for the house of their dreams. They think they’ve found it when they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace years ago. But when a violent win...

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    Nancy Bowles|Mar 14, 2024

    The library will be closed Thurs., March 21 for carpet shampooing. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Crosshairs by James Patterson – A killer uses fearsome precision to take out impossible targets. Detective Michael Bennett teams with a shooting expert – a former Army Ranger and sniper with NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit. But Officer Rob Trilling seems more comfortable with rifles than he is with people. When his new partner begins to log unexplained absences from duty, only Bennett can prove whether the decorated officer is a lonely hunter or a hardened assa...

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    Nancy Bowles|Feb 29, 2024

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Ghost Orchid by Jonathan Kellerman – LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis sees it all the time: Reinvention’s a way of life in a city fueled by fantasy. But try as you might to erase the person you once were, there are those who will never forget the past...and who can still find you. The Fury by Alex Michaelides – This is a tale of murder…Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it? Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex-movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she inv...

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    Nancy Bowles|Nov 30, 2023

    Ladies, mark your calendars for Dec. 1 and join us at the Library for a Ladies Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Doors will be open from 1-5:30 p.m. There will be wonderful shopping, door prizes (provided by the vendors) and snacks. This event is sponsored by the Hulett Branch Library and the Hulett Museum and Art Gallery. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly – Defense attorney Mickey Haller is back, taking the long shot cases, where the chances of winning are one in a million. After getting a wrongfully convicted man out o...

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    Nancy Bowles|Nov 16, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Exchange by John Grisham – What became of Mitch and Abby McDeere after they exposed the crimes of Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke and fled the country? The answer is in The Exchange, the riveting sequel to The Firm, the blockbuster thriller that launched the career of America’s favorite storyteller. It is now 15 years later, and Mitch and Abby are living in Manhattan, where Mitch is a partner at the largest law firm in the world. When a mentor in Rome asks him for a favor that will take him far from home, Mit...

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    Nancy Bowles|Nov 2, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: Blessings of the Lost Girls by JA Jance – Driven by a compulsion that challenges his self-control, the man calling himself Charles Milton prowls the rodeo circuit, hunting young women. He chooses those he believes are the most vulnerable, wandering alone and distracted, before he strikes. For years, he has been meticulous in his methods, abducting, murdering and disposing of his victims while leaving no evidence of his crimes – or their identities – behind. Indigenous women have become his target of choice, knowing law enfor...

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    Nancy Bowles|Oct 26, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff – A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions and the spark of God that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief in everything that her own civilization has taught her. The Armor of Light by Ken Follet – The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770 and, with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives eve...

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    Nancy Bowles|Oct 12, 2023

    The Hulett Branch Library will be hosting a Soup Cook-Off sponsored by Friends of the Library. Anyone may enter and there is no entry fee. Please bring two quarts of your favorite soup (in a crockpot if you have, otherwise we can provide) and the recipe to the library on October 25 any time before 11 a.m. A public judging will then take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or as long as the soup lasts. Winner will receive $50 and 2nd place $20. Every participant in the contest will receive a cookbook with all the soup recipes. NEW FICTION...

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    Nancy Bowles|Oct 5, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: Happiness by Danielle Steel – Sabrina Brooks is a wildly successful bestselling author of gripping thrillers. Unlike her fictional characters, Sabrina lives a quiet life in the Berkshires with her two beloved dogs. But behind this peaceful exterior is a dark, painful past. As a child raised by an emotionally distant father, Sabrina rarely felt love. And as an adult, her marriage twisted into an abusive relationship from which she had to escape. Lion and Lamb by James Patterson – The city is in a state of shock over the fat...

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    Nancy Bowles|Sep 21, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride – In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows. The Longmire Defense by Craig Johnson – Sheriff Walt Lon...

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    Nancy Bowles|Sep 14, 2023

    We will be having an adult sunflower wreath craft on Tues., Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. The cost of these cute wreaths will be $20. We have limited supplies so please call the library to reserve your spot at 467-5676. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Cursed at Dawn by Heather Graham – Vampires may not walk among us, but FBI agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter know real monsters exist. They’ve witnessed firsthand the worst humankind has to offer. They’re still catching their breath after the apprehension of two such monstrous killers when they’re met with horrifi...

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    Nancy Bowles|Sep 7, 2023

    Please join us on Mon., Sept. 11 for Friends of the Library Meeting at 4 p.m. All Adults are welcome to become members. It is a great way to give back to the Community. Friends of the Library help to purchase items and help with programs. Hope to see some new members. NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman – One brilliant June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her. The Scarlet Letter was written almost two hundred years earlier, but it seems to tell the story of Mia’s mother, Ivy...

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    Nancy Bowles|Aug 31, 2023

    Kids Storytime at the library will be starting Thurs., Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. This year we will include kids up to age 10. The Bearlodge Writers will be having a book reading/signing at the library on Tues., Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. They will talk about their new book, Spirit of the Bear Lodge. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini – Early in the Great War, men left Britain’s factories in droves to enlist. Struggling to keep up production, arsenals hired women to build the weapons the military urgently needed. “Be the Girl Behind the M...

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    Nancy Bowles|Aug 17, 2023

    We will be having a Garden & Flower Contest. Your framed photos must be in the library by Aug. 25. Public judging will be the following week with the winner announced on Sept. 1. There will be no entry fee and the winner will receive $50. Everyone is welcome to enter. Call 467-5676 for more information. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke – In the fall of 1863, the Union army is in control of the Mississippi river. Much of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is occupied. The Confederate army is retreating t...

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    Nancy Bowles|Aug 10, 2023

    On August 14 the Library will be showing the kids movie, “The Love Bug” at 2 p.m. We will also be showing an outdoor movie on August 17 starting about 8 p.m. We will be showing “Top Gun Maverick.” Everyone is welcome. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Zero Days by Ruth Ware – Hired by companies to break into buildings and hack security systems, Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. But after a routine assignment goes horribly wrong, Jack arrives home to find her husba...

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    Nancy Bowles|Jul 27, 2023

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: Whispers at Dusk by Heather Graham – Four bodies have been discovered along Europe’s riverbanks, placed with care – and completely drained of blood. Pinpricks on their throats indicate a slender murder weapon, but DNA found in the wounds suggests something far more sinister. Tasked with investigating, the FBI recruits Agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter to Blackbird, an international offshoot of the Krewe of Hunters. If you want to catch a vampire killer, you need agents who can speak with the dead. The Happiness Plan...

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    Nancy Bowles|Jul 20, 2023

    Adult Summer Program is starting: Adult Weekly Summer Reading Challenge starts July 24 and ends Aug. 21. Please stop by the library before July 24 to pick up your CHALLENGE BOOKMARK. 1 Prize awarded weekly. Adult Summer Travel Program starts on Thurs., July 20 at 1:30 p.m. It will be July 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 17. Join us for an informative and fun afternoon as we travel the world. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Welcome to Beach Town by Susan Wiggs – Every town has its secrets...In idyllic Alara Cove, a California beach town known for its sunny charm and c...

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    Nancy Bowles|Jul 13, 2023

    Please join us on Thurs., July 20 at 6:30 p.m. for the Moore Hill Cemetery Walk. We will meet at the cemetery and Jill Mackey will lead us through an evening of memories and stories of our early history. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Please bring a lawn chair. NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda – A decade ago, two vans filled with high school seniors on a school service trip crashed into a Tennessee ravine – a tragedy that claimed the lives of multiple classmates and teachers. The nine students who man...

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    Nancy Bowles|Jun 15, 2023

    Curtis Mork, the LEGO GUY, will be at the Library on Thurs., June 15 at 1 pm. He will do a short presentation on how Lego® began, show some of his own creations and then the kids will get to build their own. Everyone is Welcome! NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel – Faith Ferguson is New York’s most in-demand wedding planner, an arbiter of taste for elegant affairs, lavish ceremonies and exclusive fêtes. She appreciates a simple celebration as much as a dazzling event, for she knows that a dream wedding is not neces...

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    Nancy Bowles|May 25, 2023

    Summer Reading Program starts June 1. Come in and get your reading sheets and check out the cool prizes. Also, the Summer Program, Travel the World at the Library, will be on Tuesdays the month of June at 1 p.m. for kids 6-11 years old. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane – In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tr...

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    Nancy Bowles|May 11, 2023

    Come learn about the USS WYOMING at the Hulett Branch Library. On Thurs., May 18 at 6:30 p.m., local amateur historian Tim Velder will present the story of the USS Wyoming through photos and general information about the ship. Everyone is welcome. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Only the Beautiful by Susan Meissner – California, 1938 – When she loses her parents in an accident, 16-year-old Rosanne is taken in by the owners of the vineyard where she has lived her whole life as the vinedresser’s daughter. She moves into Celine and Truman Calvert’s spaciou...

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    Nancy Bowles|May 4, 2023

    The Hulett Branch Library will be hosting a Ladies Tea Party on Thurs., May 11 at 2 p.m. Come enjoy some tea, goodies, special entertainment and games. Prizes for prettiest and craziest hats, so make sure you wear a hat. All ladies welcome! NEW FICTION BOOKS: Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson – A mother and daughter on vacation in Paris unpack a lifetime of secrets and hopes – with a giant Pattersonian twist at the end! Every daughter and mother have their own distinctive voice, inimitable style and secrets. Hang the Moon by...

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    Nancy Bowles|Apr 27, 2023

    Have you seen the beautiful flowers around Hulett in the summertime? Now is your chance to learn the secret with expert gardener, Walt Daknis. He will be at the library on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this free class. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Homecoming by Kate Morton – Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek on the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small t...

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