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Happy New Year from the Roswell Public Library!

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The library’s weekly programs will be resuming on Jan. 6, beginning with Mother Goose on the Loose at 10 a.m. This interactive lapsit program uses books, songs, rhymes, and musical instruments for you and your child to play together and develop early literacy skills. Recommended for children 0-2 years old, this is a free program and no registration is required to attend.

“Between the Lines” is an evening of adult coloring that occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., we put out supplies including coloring sheets, colored pencils and crayons for grown-ups to unwind at the end of the day with this creative yet relaxing activity. You can bring your own supplies as well and come as a group or just enjoy coloring on your own.

For more information, you can contact the library by calling 575-622-7101, visit the website at http://roswell-nm.gov/405/ and like us on Facebook.

Book Talk
by Matthew Gormley Reference Librarian

Even though Luke Ellis tried to be a normal kid, there is no hiding the fact that he is a genius. Even at his private school, 12-year-old Luke is ahead of the curve as he prepares to graduate and go on to college. However, Luke has a secret: sometimes he can make objects move without touching them.

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Just when Luke is starting to get over his fear of going to college at such a young age and leaving his friends behind, his world is shattered. In the middle of the night, a group of assassins breaks into his home killing both of his parents and kidnapping Luke. When he wakes up, he is in a room that looks exactly like his own except there is no window. Outside his door he finds a hall with doors that open into other rooms with kids like him, all having special talents.

Luke soon learns that he is a prisoner in The Institute, surrounded by adults who do not seem to see him as anything but an experiment.

Even though the area of The Institute that Luke and the other kids, (Kalisha, Nick George, Iris and Avery) are in seems like a living hell, Luke finds out that things can get worse. The new kids are kept in the Front Half of the Institute where Luke and the others are subjected to their testing, but there is also the mysterious and sinister Back Half where the children are eventually taken to …

Can Luke and the others find a way out before it is too late? Stephen King’s newest book, “The Institute” is another in his catalogue that will keep you glued to the pages. You can check it out from the Roswell Public Library in the Adult Fiction, Large Print Fiction and Audiobook sections under King. If you’re interested in reading or listening to his past works, the library has many of them available in these areas, as well as in eBook and downloadable audiobook format from Overdrive and Libby.

If you’re interested in learning how to get set up with the library’s digital materials, you find information on our website, or bring your device to the Reference Desk and the librarian there can help you set up your account and learn how to borrow eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

You just need a Roswell Public Library card in good standing and your 4 digit PIN, which you can request from the front desk.

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