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On The Shelf
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Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

To reserve a book featured in New Books at the Library, visit or call 847-4204. A library card is required to reserve a book and it only takes a few minutes to apply. Best of all, library cards are free. New customers can apply online or visit the library at 151 S. First Ave. Watch the Oakdale Leader each month for new selections available at the Oakdale Library.



Last Bus to Wisdom

By Ivan Doig

Donal Cameron, age 11, must leave Montana and his beloved Gram when she is required to have surgery. Armed only with an autograph book and an active imagination, Donal boards a Greyhound bound for Wisconsin, to live with his Aunt Kate. When Aunt Kate threatens to send him back west to an orphanage, Donal boards a bus again, but now he has gained an unexpected companion: Aunt Kate’s beleaguered husband Herman the German (who intercepts the orphanage papers). Together they head west in a wide open and fun adventure. This is the final book by a respected author of American westerns, and one of his best.


Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

By Kate Clifford Larson


Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. The author describes Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age 23, and the family’s desperate desire to keep this secret.