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National Library Week coming
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Hello and Happy April Great Bend. We are extremely excited to announce that next week is National Library Week. This year the American Library Association as decided that the theme is “Libraries Transform” because transformation is essential to the communities we serve. We find this to be incredibly true and hope to help our communities transform and grow along with us as we find the best way to deliver the services that they need. From our free scanner, study rooms, programs and classes, and free in house Wifi to proctoring services, help with all kinds of digital devices, genealogy help, and charity work we are here not just to provide a service to our community but to also be an essential part of it. We want to give a special thank you (Thank You.) to our patrons and our community here in Great Bend for making us what we are today, your Great Bend Public Library. Please come in next week, April 10-16, to try one of our free classes or just to say hello. We will be running a check out contest so don’t miss out.
Events on Monday, April 10, include Crochet @ the Library at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. At 3:45 p.m. there will be a Teen Sci-fi Movie. Tuesday brings Babies, Books, and Bounce Classes for ages 0-2 years at 10 a.m. and Toddler Story Hour for ages 2-3 years at 11 a.m. At 3 p.m. there is a Tech Tuesday Class about Microsoft Word 2010. At 3:45 p.m there will be a Teen Sci-fi Movie. On Wednesday, April 12, at 3:45 p.m. there will be a Teen Sci-fi Movie. On Thursday, April 13, there will be A Teen Sci-fi Movie at 3:45 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be an Adults’ Night Out Craft of Lazy Book Flowers. Friday, April 14, there will be a Preschool Story Hour for ages 3-5 years at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m., there will be another Crochet @ the Library. At 3:45 p.m. there will be a Teen Sci-fi Movie. No joke, there is a Teen movie every day this week. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Newly Added Fiction
“A Closed and Common Orbit,” by Becky Chambers
“A Cold and Lonely Place,” by Sara J. Henry
“After Her,” by Joyce Maynard
“All the Queens Men,” by Ethan J. Wolfe
“Amelia and the Captain,” Lori Copeland
“Anonymous Sources,” by Mary Kelly
“Bone Box,” by Faye Kellerman
“Bored of the Rings,” by Henry Beard
“Broken Glass,” by V.C. Andrews
“Castle of Whispers,” by Elizabeth Penney
“Conquest,” by John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard
“The Roanoke Girls,” by Amy Engel
“The Sound of a Scream,” by Kieran, Shields
“The Turtle Mound Murder,” by Mary Clay
“Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone,” by Stefan Kiesbye
“The Hiding Place,” by David Bell
“The Dying Light,” Henry Porter
“Tearoom for Two,” by Susan Page Davis
“Ravens,” by George Dawes Green
“Smoke Wagon,” by Brett Cogburn
“Stranger in the Room,” by Amanda Kyle Williams
“Decadent Deceit,” by DeAnna Julie
“Etched in Bone,” by Anne Bishop
“Fallen Land,” by Patrick Flanery
“Games Creatures Play,” By Charlaine Harris
“Ghosts Know,” by Ramsey Campbell
“In the Blood,” by Lisa Unger
“Leviathan Wakes,” by James S.A. Corey
“Night Film,” by Marisha Pessl
“1984,” by George Orwell

Elizabeth Dukelow is the circulation assistant and Sunday supervisor at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at