Among The Shelves

New books at the library include the following mystery selections: The Chain by Adrian McKinty; This Side of Night by J. Todd Scott; The Storm by James Ellroy; Dark Site (A Sam Dryden novel) by Patrick Lee, Bestselling author of Runner; Smoke Screen by Iris Johansen; and Big Sky by Kate Atkinson.

The Library Book Club is currently reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.  The discussion will be Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 1 pm at the Library. This work of fiction is set in a municipal waste dump in Cambodia and is based on the story was first presented in a documentary titled River of Victory.  For many years, until the dump was permanently closed in 2009, people lived on the edges of the facility and picked from the waste toprovide the  livelihood for families.  View the documentary at  Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.

Historical fiction includes The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral by Janet Fitch.  These novels are set during and after the devastation of the revolution and the Russian Civil War.  Fitch is also the author of White Oleander and Paint it Black.  American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton is a novel which tells of the life of First Daughter, Alice Roosevelt.

Other fiction titles include After the End by Clare Mackintosh; The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad; and Wanderers by Chuck Wendig.  Volume 4 of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, edited by Neil Clarke is now available to check out.

New non-fiction includes Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You by Nicola Morgan; A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell; and The Pioneers by Pulitzer Prize Winner author of John Adams and 1776 David McCullough.

In addition to print titles, the OK Virtual Library contains thousands of ebooks and audio that can be checked out and downloaded free of charge to your tablet, phone, or Kindle. Many new titles are being added every week. To reserve any of these titles, search the library catalog or search and download ebooks and audio, log on to or call the library at 580-623-7748. Contact the library if you need assistance setting up this service.

If you cannot find the book you want at the library, please ask us.  Interlibrary Loan is also available free of charge to our customers.  Visit the library for details.

Library hours are Monday through Friday, 9-6 and 9-1 on Saturday. Classes for all ages are scheduled year round. Contact the library for a current schedule of events.

Watonga Public Library is a department of the City of Watonga.