Library Happenings

Nancy Sackett

Pregnant Pause 



The following books all have something in common: babies and deliveries.

“Detour” – James Siegel: A couple travels to Colombia to adopt a baby, trouble ensues. The book is a good thriller with many twists and unexpected outcomes; an easy suspenseful read.

“Midwives” – Chris Bohjalian: A medical thriller turns legal thriller in this story. Did she kill the mother to save the baby? What do you think? Some say it’s Bohjalian’s best book.

“Small Great Things” – Jodi Picoult: The story is about a labor and delivery nurse, and is a must-read for book discussion groups. It will make you think.

“The Last Midwife” – Sandra Dallas: Set in a mining town in Colorado in 1880 where doctors and justice are both hard to come by, it’s an interesting story of small town life.

“The Midwife’s Confession” – Diane Chamberlain: Three friends since college think they know each other well, but events prove otherwise. Well written and full of secrets; makes for a great read.

“The Blue Cotton Gown” – Patricia Harman: A midwife’s memoir reads like a short story collection. It really has some insight into our current national medical situation. It’s my personal favorite of the books I read this month.


New fiction

“The Address” by Fiona Davis; “Exposed” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter; “The Blood Card” by Elly Griffiths; “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish; “The Western Star” by Craig Johnson; “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel; “The Hunting Hour” by Margaret Mizushima; “The Weight of Lies” by Emily Carpenter; “Seeing Red” by Sandra Brown; “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware; “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly; “Blame” by Jeff Abbott; “Paradise Valley” by C.J. Box; “Sulfur Springs” by William Kent Krueger; “Glass House” by Louise Penny; and “Tower of Dawn” by Sarah J. Maas.


Montana Repertory Theatre, Oct. 8

The Montana Repertory Theatre will perform “Raised in the Saddle: The Phantasmagorical Journey of a Future Rodeo Queen” on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. Written by Jay Kettering, the comedy is sure to delight and entertain. This public event is free and sponsored by The Friends of the Library.


Book Station News

Need books? The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Book Station located at 621 W. Main St.

Have books to donate? The Friends of the Library accept clean and gently used books for resale at the Book Station. Items can be donated inside the library foyer during business hours only.


Saturday Story 

Time is back

Join Ms. Dani for story time at 10:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. Babies, toddlers and preschool kiddos are welcome for song and stories. Saturday story time resumes this Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Mark your calendar: Saturday story time, the last Saturday of each month.

Library hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Contact us by phone at 538-5212, or e-mail “Like” us on Facebook to keep current on our happenings. Our card catalog may be viewed on our webpage,, as well as the Montana Memory Project and Montana Library2Go to access our downloadable audio books and eBooks.


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