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Laura McHugh to Speak
Laura McHugh, best selling author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood will speak on Tuesday, March 21 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University.  The talk which is sponsored by the Fayette Book Club is free and open to the public.  A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, click here.

Friends of Library Invite Author

Jim ButcherThe Friends of the Library have once again asked New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher to speak at the annual spring membership meeting.  Butcher who is known for his Dresden series science fiction novels will be at the Fisrt Christian Church at 7 p.m. on April 27.  For more information about the Butcher  and about the Friends of the Library, click here.

Book News for the Month
Wintertime is a welcome chance to lose ourselves between the covers of a book.  New books are added to the collection each month and their titles can be found by clicking on the New Books tab above.  Furthermore, check our catalog (Missouri Evergreen tab)  to see what is available in the library's permanent collection.  Remember if you cannot find a book in out stacks, you can always order it through Evergreen.  If you have questions, ask Chris, Cathey, Lyn, or Mary Ann at the library front desk.
Howard County Bicentennial History arrives; more than 400 sold in first week
bicentennial book coverThe long-awaited book in honor of Howard County’s bicentennial has arrived, the first county-wide history produced since 1883. Already more than 400 copies have been sold. Titled “Howard County: From Prairie Land to Promised Land - A remembrance Across Two Centuries,” the 175-page hardcover “coffee-table-sized” volume marks the culmination of more than two years of planning and information gathering with an eye to chronicling some 200 years of local history. The book has been edited and organized by retired Fayette newspaper publisher Jim Steele who also has written several of the chapters, in addition to selecting approximately 265 photos and illustrations, some in full color.

To read this entire article and to learn more about the book including the chapters and authors, click here.  For an order form, click here.
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Library Hours
Main Library Outreach Sites
9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Through Friday
Armstrong Community Center
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1st Wednesday
The Lodge
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Wednesday
New Franklin Senior Housing
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4th Wednesday

  Notes from the HOCO Bookworm

New Books   To see a listing of some of the new books that have been purchased recently, click here.

Come read our periodicals, newspapers.  The Howard County Library District presently subscribes to the following periodicals:   “Consumer Reports with Buying Guide,” “Ebony Magazine,” “Entertainment Weekly,” “Missouri Life,” “National Geographic,”  “Sports Illustrated,”  “Taste of Home,”  and “Time Magazine.”    In addition, the library subscribes to the “Columbia Tribune,” “Glasgow Missourian,” “The Fayette Advertiser,”  and “The Democratic Leader.”  All of these are available in the reading room on a daily basis.  In addition, the library has other periodicals which have been donated by some of our patrons.

Links of Interest to Community

City of Fayette

Central Methodist

CMU Library

Fayette Public Schools

Fayette Festival of the Arts

Boonslick Tourism Site
(Barn Quilts)

Fayette Advertiser/
Fayette Democrat Leader



Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248