The Fort Ashby Library closing Summer Reading Program Picnic is tonight at 6 p.m. and takes place at Brookdale Farm. The library will provide hot dogs and drinks and hand out prizes. Please bring a covered dish.

By Connie Sutton
Mineral County Library
Here’s what’s happening at your libraries this week.  
The Fort Ashby Library closing Summer Reading Program Picnic is tonight (Tuesday, July 30) at 6 p.m. and takes place at Brookdale Farm. The library will provide hot dogs and drinks and hand out prizes. Please bring a covered dish.
It has been a fun filled summer for the participants in the Summer Reading Programs at the Keyser, Burlington, and Fort Ashby libraries. The activities included:  galaxy painting, flying bottle rockets, galaxy bark, solar s’mores, slime, marble runs, tie-dye T-shirts and universal cake pops, to name just a few of the fun activities the libraries provided for children in our communities.   Congratulations to all our summer readers.  
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Here’s what’s new on the shelves at the Keyser Library.
Many people don’t know the Keyser library has a large DVD collection. One can check out DVDs for free, of course, and enjoy the latest movies at home. New titles in the DVD collection include the following:  
“Breakthrough” is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.  
“Breakthrough” is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. (Back cover)
“Mustang:” Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. (Back cover)
“Canine Soldiers, the Militarization of Love” explores the experience of war from the perspective of Military Working Dogs and their handlers who must find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) before they injure, maim, or kill troops. In a war where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, the quest to find explosives weighs heavily on a dog team, as both become prime targets.  The film ultimately speaks to our co-evolution with canines and the powerful bond that keeps us human in the most inhuman of circumstances. (Back cover)