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Magazines available at the library now include Herb Quarterly, Midwest Outdoors, Birds & Blooms, Country, Better Homes & Gardens, Eating Well, Family Handyman, Mother Earth News, Taste of Home, Woodcraft, Country Woman, and Grit.

We also have the weekly Newspapers Crawford County Independent, Epitaph News, Vernon County Times, and Vernon County View.

New Titles Available

Bill O’Reilly “Killing The Mob” & “Killing Crazy Horse”

Melanie Benjamin “The Children’s Blizzard”

Delia Owens “Where The Crawdads Sing”

Karla C Villavicencio “The Undocumented Americans”

Lauren Fox “Send For Me”

Laura Dave “The Last Thing He Told Me”

Kristin Hannah “The Four Winds

New York Times best seller list, now available to check out at your library. I just finished “The Children’s Blizzard”, and it was a great read-could hardly put it down.

New Books are steadily arriving for your reading pleasure. New Magazines are also coming in this fall.

Big Trees Tell a Tale

The trees around us have watched as time marched by, different steps to the music of the ages. I walk by this particular tree with my dog, and wonder at times – at all that has happened in the life of this tree.

This tree was just a sapling when the first white settlers came up the river. Exploring the valleys and checking out the timber available to build houses, sawmills, barns, railroad stations, general stores, and the list continues.

This tree shaded work horses and lumberjacks, and picnics, and mules and the list goes on to the next era of automobiles and tractors that moved the country ever forward.

Personally, I would like to hear some of the tales this tree could tell.

Woodcarving Books

We have a varied collection of books on woodcarving, including duck decoys, Santa, wild west figures, animal caricatures, faces & expressions, horses, & chip carving. Also – Woodcarving for Beginners, Whittling , & deep relief carving. These books are from a private collection, and we are proud to have received them.

Sharing Pics

This is a call out to those of us who just like to snap a pic of something that sparks our creativity. If you have a pic you would like to share, please post, or if you have a pic you have framed and would like to share it at the library, just drop by and discuss it with us. We would like to keep the photo for a month to display, A local/nearby spot that visitors could identify on a hike or drive thru the area, or activity that expresses this area.