Library Happenings

Nancy Sackett


Haunted by Their Past 



“The Dry,” written by Jane Harper, is set in the Australian outback during a drought. Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to his hometown to attend a funeral of his childhood friend. Twenty years before, Falk and his father were ostracized and forced to leave because of suspicions cast on him about the death of another friend. Are the two deaths connected?

“Little Black Lies” by Sharon Bolton is set on the Falkland Islands. Catrin Quinn can trust no one because of an “accident” that killed her children. Now someone else’s child is missing and everyone is looking at her.

“Birdman” by Mo Hayder is about Jack Caffery, a police detective with a secret that makes him a good policeman, but won’t let him find any peace.

“Missing, Presumed” by Susie Steiner features Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw who hasn’t got a clue about relationships, but can really track down clues when someone is missing.

“Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice” by Alisa Statman is a fascinating story about Sharon Tate’s family. Sharon Tate was murdered. This book tells about three generations of her family and what they had to do to keep her killers in prison.

“Derailed” by James Siegel is an easy quick read with lots of twists. It’s about making good choices and what could happen if you don’t.

Don’t be haunted by your past. Come to the library today, make some good choices and check them out.


New in Fiction

“The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish; “Use of Force” by Brad Thor; “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware; “Guilty Minds” by Joseph Finder; “Wired” by Julie Garwood; “Blame” by Jeff Abbott; “Murder Games” by James Patterson; “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown; “Emma in the Night” by Wendy Walker; “When the English Fall” by David Williams; “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate; “Buried Secrets” by Joseph Finder; “Reincarnation Blues” by Michael Poore; and “Morningstar: Growing Up with Books” by Ann Hood (memoir).


Closed for Chokecherry Festival

The library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the Chokecherry Festival. We will be open regular hours from 9-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.


Book Station

Please note there will not be a sale on the first Saturday this month. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Book Station during the Chokecherry Festival.


Traveling exhibit

“Erin’s Exiled Children: Irish America and the Road to the Rising” exhibit will be on display during September in the library upstairs meeting room. This exhibit was created in honor of the centennial of Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916 and documents the Irish struggle for independence and the role the Irish in America played in keeping their traditions alive.

The University of Montana, the Butte Silver-Bow Archives, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the Friends of Irish Studies of the West and The Gathering developed the exhibit to educate Montanans about their role in the independence in Ireland.

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for an exhibit reception.


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