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The Book Nook
New hours coming next year
Great Bend Public Library 1

Greetings and Happy Friday from the Great Bend Public Library.
Today Friday, Dec. 16, is the Last Children’s Activity Day for the year. Visit our special Ginger Bread Story Time at 10 a.m. for kids between three years old to kindergarten. Come in and enjoy stories, holiday music, and make your very own gingerbread house. Children’s will also have a holiday party and movie at 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 18 from 2:30 - 4 p.m., Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Ramirez invite the public to the library for a reception celebrating the Great Bend High School Art Exhibition. Students’ art will be on display from Dec. 7 - Jan. 9.
Next week libary staff will wind down for the holidays and our break. On Monday, Dec 19 the Crochet Club is having a holiday party at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for each class. There will be a special craft and participants will need to bring two or more skeins of bulky yarn and an extra skein of yarn for the yarn swap. On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. the teens will have a holiday party as well. On Thursday, Dec. 22, there will be a meeting of Magic the Gathering in the Main Conference Room at 5 p.m..
We will be closed for the Holiday on Saturday, Dec. 24, Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26.
Our hours are changing. Starting on Jan. 3, when we get back from the holiday break, our normal winter hours will be 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday –Thursday, 10a.m. - 5p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. We have also changed when we move from winter to summer hours. Summer Hours will now run from May. 15 - Aug. 15. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or come in. Enjoy your weekend and keep warm.

Newly Added Fiction Books
“A Mountain of Mystery,” by Carole Jefferson
“A Lode of Secrets,” by Carole Jefferson
“A Code of Honor,” by Carole Jefferson
“Empty Saddle,” by Carole Jefferson
“Reunion Dance,” by Carole Jefferson
“Frozen in Time,” by Emily Thomas
“For the Birds,” by Emily Thomas
“Sidetracked Suspicions,” by Emily Thomas
“Agree to Disagree,” by Emily Thomas
“Finding Home,” by Emily Thomas
“Agincorut,” by Bernard Cornwell
“Our Souls At Night,” by Kent Haruf
“The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War,” by Jeff Shaara
“The Mill River Redemption,” by Darcie Chan

Newly Added Audio Books
“Escape Clause: A Virgil Flowers Novel,” by John Sandford
“Great Radio Horror Audio,” by Boris Karloff and Various Authors
“Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel,” by Lee Child
“Odessa Sea,” by Clive Clussler
“Pirate,” by Clive Cussler
“Razor Girl,” by Carl Hiaasen
“Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay,” by Reed Farrel Coleman
“Small Great Things: A Novel,” by Jodi Picoult
“The Spy,” by Paulo Coelho
“The Whistler,” by John Grisha.m.
“Tom Clancy: True Faith and Allegiance,” by Mark Greaney
“Turbo Twenty-Three,” by Janet Evanovich
“Wild Justice,” by Kelley Armstrong

Newly Added Non Fiction Books
“Mobdaughter: The Mafia “The Bull” Gravano, and Me.,” by Karen Gravano
“D-Day Survivor: An Autobiography,” by Harold Baumgarten
“The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines Of the Six Day War,” by Steven Pressfield
“The Only Pirate At the Party,” by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey
“Alcatraz #1259,” by Willia.m. G. Baker
“Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the[…] Tribe in American History,” by S.C. Gwynne
“Washington; A life,” by Ron Chernow
“A. Lincoln: A Biography,” by Ronald C. White, Jr
“Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” by Jon Meacha.m.
“Best Little Stories From World War II,” by C. Brian Kelly with Ingrid Smyer
“Cleopatra: A life,” by Stacy Schiff

Elizabeth Dukelow is the Circulation Assistant and Sunday Supervisor at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at