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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow #3) by Rainbow Rowell

Any way the wind blows

In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. 

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth by Michelle Black

Sacrifice

The shocking and affecting memoir from a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband's death, this book bears witness to the true sacrifices made by military families. 

When Green Beret Bryan Black was killed in...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who became the sun

Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy. 

To possess th...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

A Quiet Place Part II [DVD]

A quiet place

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

The wild ones

From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all. 

Meet the Wild Ones: girls wh...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Nintendo Switch)

Monster hunter

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests, and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the popular series. After ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

The Power of Awareness by Dan Schilling

The power of awareness

A spy is suddenly aware she's being stalked through the streets of an overseas city. A special ops soldier intuitively recognizes something's "off" during a high-risk mission. In these life-threatening situations experts know e...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It by Eve Golden

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967) was driven not just to be an actress but to be a star. One of the most iconic sex symbols of her time, she was known for her platinum blonde hair, hourglass figure, outrageously low necklines, and flamboyant lifestyle. Hardwork...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Nintendo Switch)

The great ace attorney

Get ready to cross-examine your opponents and reason your way to justice in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, releasing for the first time in North America and Europe on July 27, 2021. The collection tells the story of an ancestor of Phoenix Wright, the ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion by Gwen Adshead

The devil you know

In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and r...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

The passing playbook

Love, Simon meets Friday Night Lights in this feelgood LGBTQ+ romance about a trans teen torn between standing up for his rights and staying stealth. 

'A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this stor...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

We are the Brennans

In the vein of Mary Beth Keane's Ask Again, Yes and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Tracey Lange's We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

In my dreams i hold a knife

Six friends.

One college reunion.

One unsolved murder. 

A college reunion turns dark and deadly in this chilling and propulsive suspense novel about six friends, one unsolved murder, and the dark secrets they’ve been hiding from each other...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those who wish me dead

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Take What You Can Carry by Gian Sardar

Take what you can carry

An aspiring photographer follows her dreams and faces her fears in a poignant novel about finding beauty, promise, and love amid the chaos of war-torn Kurdistan. 

It’s 1979. Olivia Murray, a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper, is deter...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

Take me home tonight

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, Morgan Matson.

Two girls. One nigh...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

The Day the World Stops Shopping by J.B. MacKinnon

The day the world stops shopping

Consuming less is our best strategy for saving the planet—but can we do it? In this thoughtful and surprisingly optimistic book, journalist J. B. MacKinnon investigates how we may achieve a world without shopping.

We can’t stop shopping...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman

We are inevitable

'I got this whole-body feeling... it was like a message from future me to present me, telling me that in some way we weren’t just bound to happen, that we had, in some sense, already happened. It felt... inevitable.'

So far, the...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River by John N. Maclean

Home waters

In the spirit of his father's beloved classic A River Runs Through It comes a gorgeous chronicle of a family and the land they call home: Home Waters is John N. Maclean’s meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana's Black...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

We cant keep meeting like this

A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow.

Quinn Berkowitz and Tarek Mansou...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Jackpot (Teddy Fay #5) by Stuart Woods & Bryon Quertermous

Jackpot

Teddy Fay hedges his bets in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. 

When Peter Barrington and Ben Bachetti come under threat while working at a film festival abroad, Teddy Fay is lured to the glittering city o...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Firebreak

Like everyone else she knows, Mallory is an orphan of the corporate war. As a child, she lost her parents, her home, and her entire building in an airstrike. As an adult, she lives in a cramped hotel room with eight other people, all of them working multi...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Reserved for Murder (Booklovers B&B Mysteries #2) by Victoria Gilbert

Reserved for murder

More bloodshed at a bibliophiles' bed-and-breakfast as Victoria Gilbert's delightful series continues.

Meeting your favorite author in the flesh can be the chance of a lifetime. But for one unlucky fan, her plum place in line at a book si...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Kennedy's Avenger by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

Kennedys avenger

New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of America’s most publicized—and most surprising—criminal trials in history. 

No crime in history had more eyewi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

No Man's Land [DVD]

No mans land

Border vigilante Bill Greer (Frank Grillo) and his son Jackson (Jake Allyn) are on patrol when Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. Bill tries to take the blame but Texas Ranger Ramirez (George Lopez) sees through the lie, spurring Jackson ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mortal Kombat [DVD]

Mortal Kombat

MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage--or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family&apo...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong [DVD]

Godzilla vs Kong

Legends collide in "Godzilla vs. Kong" as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

The Seeds of Change (Leah's Garden #1) by Lauraine Snelling

The seeds of change

Larkspur Nielsen is ready for a change. Her parents have passed on, and her older brother is successfully running the family business. She bristles at the small-mindedness that permeates life in her small Ohio community, and she sees little chance of a sa...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

Jays gay agenda

There's one thing Jay Collier knows for sure—he's a statistical anomaly as the only out gay kid in his small rural Washington town. While all this friends can't stop talking about their heterosexual hookups and relatio...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Prom Theory by Ann LaBar

Prom Theory

In this heartwarming and whip-smart YA spin on The Rosie Project, a teen girl is determined to prove that love, like all things, should be scientifically quantified…right?

Iris Oxtabee has managed to navigate the tricky world of unspoken social ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Summer Reading Grand Finale

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Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Program with activities for the whole family from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, August 5.! Cool off with a yummy treat from Brain Freeze (for the first 650 guests). Join us for fun and games on the library's front la...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

FIRST LEGO League Coming Soon

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a hands-on STEM experience through a guided, global robotics competition, built on core values that emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. GFP_ helps sponsor five FLL Challenge teams (ages 9-14) and one FLL Explore team ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Vaccine Available Select Wednesdays

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Everyone over age 12 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those under 18 do need parental consent during the registration process. Whether you need your first or second dose, all are welcome. For additional Grand Forks Public Health Department&am...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

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Be sure to check out our Mezzanine Gallery currently featuring artwork by Bee Hutchens. Art has been a constant in Bee’s life, and she describes her work as “a journal entry and exercise in keeping me balanced.”Bee shares:&am...

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