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The Book Nook
Patrons invited to reception for Willems
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Happy Friday from Your Great Bend Public Library. November has just flown by and we can’t believe that December is here already. We have a lot planned this month but we wanted to start off by letting you know which days we will be opening late and which days we will be closed.
On Friday, Dec. 1, we will be opening late at 1 p.m. as staff will be attending our Director, Mr. Harry Willems’, Retirement party.
On Monday, Dec. 4, We will be opening late at 12 p.m. as staff will be participating in a staff meeting, continuing education meeting, and afterwards have our yearly ornament exchange.
On Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25, we will be closed for the Holiday.
On Sunday, Dec. 31, we will be closed for the Holiday.
We will be having a public reception and retirement party for Mr. Willems on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Main Area of the Library. We will have refreshments available and we are asking all of you to come in and wish him a Happy Retirement and thank him for all the work he has done for our library and our library system.
Also coming up we have a very special Santa Storytime at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 20.
On Monday, Dec. 4, we are opening at 12 p.m. and will have Innovation Station at 4 p.m. and the Teen Spot becomes a quiet Study Area at 4 p.m. as well. At 6 p.m. there will be Crochet @ the Library with Liz.
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, there will be Baby Bounce Storytime at 9:30 a.m. There will be Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. At 3 p.m. there is a Tech Tuesday Class on Microsoft Word 10.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, there is a Bilingual Storytime at 10:30 a.m. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a 3-D Printer Basics Class. At 4 p.m. there is a Teen Movie in the Teen Spot.
On Thursday, Dec. 7, there is Crochet @ the Library at 3 p.m. with Liz. At 6 p.m. there is a Teen Cooking Day in the Lower Level Meeting Room.
On Friday, Dec. 8, there is a Pre-school Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Newly Added/Replaced Fiction Items
“Beyond the Empire,” by K.B. Wagers
“Crimson Shore,” Gillian E. Harner
“Cross Fire,” by James Patterson
“Deep Freeze,” by John Sandford
“Edgedance,” by Brandon Sanderson
“Killing Season,” by Faye Kellerman
“Little Green,” by Walter Mosley
“Looking For Me,” by Beth Hoffman
“Lost and Gone Forever,” by Alex Grecian
“Never Enough Flamingos,” by Janelle Diller
“Oathbringer,” by Brandon Sanderson
“Pulse,” by Felix Francis
“Quick & Dirty,” by Stuart Woods
“The Beekeeper’s Ball,” by Susan Wiggs

Newly Added/Replaced Paperbacks
“Bad Moon Rising,” by Jonathan Maberry
“The President’s Shadow,” By Brad Meltzer
“Comes a Horseman,” by Robert Liparulo
“The House of Secrets,” by Brad Meltzer
“What Happens At Christmas,” by Victoria Alexander
“One Grave at a Time,” by Jeaniene Frost
“The Obsession,” by Nora Roberts
“Chasing Passion,” by Nora Roberts
“Red Clover Inn,” by Carla Neggers
“Beyond Reason,” by Kat Martin
“The Hours Before Dark,” by Douglas Clegg
“The Laird Takes a Bride,” by Lisa Berne
“Guilty Pleasure,” by Lora Leigh
“Without Fail,” by Lee Child
“Mercy,” by Michael Palmer
“Revelation,” by L. Christian Balling
“Skeleton Man,” by Tony Hillerman
“Ties That Bind,” by Phillip Margolin
“Shock Wave,” by Clive Cussler
“Renegade’s Pride,” by B. J. Daniels
“The Bone Garden,” by Tess Gerritsen
“World Order,” by Andrew Goliszek
“The Hundredth Man,” by Jack Kerley

Elizabeth Dukelow is the Data/Materials Manager and Marketing Librarian at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at