We certainly enjoyed having Elizabeth Brown visit the Douglas County Public Library last month to show us the art of glass etching. And we loved having families visit to see John and Marilyn Slator and their dog, Majik, who performed all sorts of tricks. We are happy to have Marie Bristol come to the library for our final program this year to give a presentation on Laura Ingalls Wilder, as this is the l50th anniversary of her birth. This program will be Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the library. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. We had a great time with all the children who attended all of our summer reading programs this year. We would like to thank McDonald’s, Ava Water Park, Town and Country Bank, the Douglas County Health Department, Rebecca Smith with the Douglas County Extension Service, and the Friends of the Library for helping to make it all a success. Among the new books at the library, you will find: FICTION Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King; The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz; The Duchess, by Danielle Steel; Murder Games, by James Patterson; Whirlwind, by Hilary Norman; Threads of Guilt, by Dee Henderson; Traces of Guilt, by Dee Henderson; Fallout, by Sara Paretsky; Before We Were Young, by Lisa Wingate; Secrets in Summer, by Nancy Thayer; Use of Force, by Brad Thor; Full Wolf Moon, by Lincoln Child; Nighthawk, by Clive Cussler; Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton; Game of Ghosts, by Jonn Connolly; In This Grave Hour, by Jacqueline Winspeare; A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman; Bear Tour, by Fredrik Backman; Proving Ground, by Peter Blauner; House of Spies, by Daniel Silva; Two Nights, by Kathy Reichs; The Last Show, by Michael Connelly. NONFICTION Missouri Fishing Map Guide Book; MacArthur’s Spies, by Peter Eisner; Compassionate Soldier; Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield, by Jerry Borrowman; Coach Wooden and Me; Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; The End of Loyalty; The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, by Rick Wartzman; Simply Clean, by Becky Rapinchuk; Apollo 8, by Jeffrey Kluger. COMPACT DISCS The Fix, by David Baldacci; The Broken Road, by Richard Paul Evans; Murder Game, by James Patterson; Love Story, by Karen Kingsbury; The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman; Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Initiative, by Eric Lustbader. DVDs Homestead Blessings: The Art of Soap Making; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Canning; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Candle Making; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Cooking; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Herbs; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Gardening; Homestead Blessings: The Art of Dairy Delights; Diary of A Wimpy Kid 1, 2, & 3; Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Breeze From the Trees; Winning Basketball: Offense; Winning Basketball: Defense; Become a Better Bowler.