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Library Notes: Why not have a ball with us ... come dance

Don’t miss the ‘Snow Ball’ Saturday evening, Jan. 18. The dance, a do-over prom, is being sponsored by the library and the River Falls Library Foundation in conjunction with our prom exhibit in the lower level gallery.

I plan to wear something fun and sparkly, providing I can stop eating leftover Christmas cookies...and I’ll get to dance with my husband at a prom!

Admission is free. Doors open at 7 p.m., with live music by the Bad Habits Brass beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments.

Registration of the next session of Storytime for babies, toddlers and preschoolers is underway.

Call the children’s desk at 715-426-3484 or stop by the library to register your child.

River Falls Reads

Our first event for River Falls Reads 2014 is a hootenanny and sing-along at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

Copies of the four books ,“The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Trip” by Tom Wolfe, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, and “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, and more information about events should be available by press time.

You can read one or all, or none at all and just attend the great programs.

If you have something fun to share, we are looking for 1960s memorabilia to display in the glass cases in the lower level. I’m hoping to bring in my Beatles billfold.

Contact Katie, 715-426-3496, or

New Fiction

The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly, begins as Mickey Haller gets a text, “Call me ASAP - 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.

Mickey learns that the victim was a former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path.

But far from saving her, he may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

Command Authority” is the late Tom Clancy’s final book.

There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

In “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci, teenager Tyler Wingo receives news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father . . . after his supposed death.

Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions.

Could Tyler’s father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?

Innocence” by Dean Koontz, blends mystery, suspense, and a bit of romance:

‘He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance, and nothing less than destiny, has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.’

--Nancy Miller, Library Director