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Hoisington Library to hold movie matinees
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Hoisington Public Library will have an adult movie matinee at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 29. We will have a classic movie and have free popcorn.

Children’s movie is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25.  Story Hour continues at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Bring your preschoolers down!

We have new books at Hoisington Library. A few are:

“A Divided Loyalty.” Charles Todd. 

Chief Inspector Brian Leslie is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her. 

Despite a thorough investigation, it appears that her killer has simply vanished. Rutledge is asked to take a second look at Leslie’s inquiry, to see if he can identify this victim. 

He too finds very little to go on in Avebury, only to discover that unlikely—possibly even unreliable—clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him. But what about the victim—what does he owe this tragic woman? 

“Golden in Death.” J.D. Robb. 

Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body and killed him. After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team and undergoes testing to reassure her that she hasn’t been exposed, it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.

“Name of the Wind.” Patrick Rothfuss. 

A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world. Hoisington Library has all three novels in the Kingkiller Chronicles fantasy series.

“American Dirt.” Jeanine Cummins. 

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore and has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. 

And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. One day, a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books. 

Javier is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has taken over the city. When Lydia’s husbands tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride trains that make their way north toward the U.S. which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. 

“A Long Petal to the Sea.” Isabelle Allende.

 In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor. In order to survive, the two must unite in marriage.

Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. 

Karen La Pierre is the director at the Hoisington Public Library. She can be reached by email at