Library News for October 28, 2014

The annual Trick-or-Treat parade is scheduled for Friday, October 31 at 10:00 am. Children must have a responsible adult join them on the parade route as we visit our downtown merchants in costume.

On November 8, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, the Scottville Art Guild will offer Drawing Your Pet at the library. No experience is needed. Please bring a photo (preferably a head shot) of your pet. Space is limited to 12 participants so register early.

Is your child Kindergarten Ready. We have a new program geared to help children who will start Kindergarten in August 2015. Families will learn basic skills and concepts for which educators will be screening. We’ll offer a light meal at 5:00 pm and the program starts at 5:30 pm. Space is limited to 10 families so sign up today by calling 237-3861.

On Saturday, November 15 at 10:00 am, Beth Hester will present a program on Kentucky Basket Traditions and participants will make a woven Christmas ornament. This free program is limited to 30 participants.  Sign up today by calling 237-3861.

We offer homework help through “Tutor.com.” Library patrons have access to on-demand, one-to-one Academic and Career Tutoring from 4:00 pm – 11:00 am, seven days per week. All you need is a library card.  Tutor.com covers 25+ subject areas, including AP/IB, Spanish language support and Test-Prep.

Check out our website at www.allencountylibrary.com and click on the “Digital Books” tab. You’ll never have to wait to download the books you check out from One Click Digital.  We also have thousands of books available through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.  Don’t forget that you have access to 49 of the most popular magazines online with your Allen County Public Library card. Click on the “Digital Magazines” tab, set up an account with your library card (never enter your credit card number) and start downloading your favorite magazines today.

New books for children this week include: Possum Come a-Knockin’ by Nancy Van Laan and illustrated by George Booth, The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horáček, Minecraft: Construction Handbook by Matthew Needler, Elmer and the Monster by David McKee, Giant Vehicles by Rod Green and illustrated by Stephen Biesty, Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier, Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light, Meet the Boxtrolls by Jennifer Fox, Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland, and  As An Oak Tree Grows by G. Brian Karas.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery, Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Snowfall by Shelley Shepard Gray, The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn, Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk, Desert God by Wilbur Smith, and  A Place Called Hope by Philip Gulley.

New movies this week include: Snow Piercer starring Chris Evans and Song Kango Ho, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort starring Anthony Lott, The Purge Anarchy starring James DeMonico, Mercy starring Shirley Knight, See No Evil 2 starring Danielle Harris, The Fluffy Movie starring Manny Rodriguez, Earth to Echo starring Teo Halm, X-Men: Days of Future Past starring Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy, VeggieTales: Beauty and the Beet, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

These are a few of the new selections available at your Allen County Public Library.   To borrow books, movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free.  You need a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail.  If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Library News for October 8, 2014

We are seeking families of children who will start Kindergarten in August 2015 to participate in a new program, Kindergarten Ready. Families will meet Monday evenings for six weeks starting November 10. Children will learn basic skills and concepts for which educators will be screening. We’ll offer a light meal at 5:30 and the program starts at 6:00 pm. Space is limited to 10 families to sign up today by calling 237-3861.

The library is offering an additional digital book collection. One Click Digital offers many popular audio books that are always available.  Check out our website at www.allencountylibrary.com and click on the “Digital Books” tab. You’ll never have to wait to download the books you check out from One Click Digital. Don’t forget that you have access to 49 of the most popular magazines online with your Allen County Public Library card. Click on the “Digital Magazines” tab, set up an account with your library card (never enter your credit card number) and start downloading your favorite magazines today.

We offer homework help through a new service called “Tutor.com.” Library patrons have access to on-demand, one-to-one Academic and Career Tutoring from 4:00 pm – 11:00 am, seven days per week. All you need is a library card.  Tutor.com covers 25+ subject areas, including AP/IB, Spanish language support and Test-Prep. The review from an Allen County student said, “I loved how my tutor was very patient with me and was friendly. Most of the time you can’t find a way to be friendly on a chat, but my tutor did. I received the help I sought out to get and I feel confident that if I see a similar question I will know how to do it.  This is the best webstie I have ever use for academic purposes.” If you or someone you know needs free tutoring services, check us out at www. allencountylibrary.com and click on “Tutor.com.”

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Closer to Home by Mercedes Lackey, Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker, Ghost Wanted by Carolyn Hart, Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb, Undead and Unwary by Mary Janice Davidson, Rise of the Kings by R.A. Salvatore, Wicked Ways by Lisa Jackson, The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter, The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen, Deadline by John Sandford,  Dick Francis’s Damage by Felix Francis, Mr. Miracle by Debbie MaComber, Paris Match by Stuart Woods, The Promise by Beth Wiseman, Mean Streak by Sandra Brown, Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs, Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, The Mill River Redemption by Darcie Chan, How to Build a Girl by Kaitlin Moran, The Forgiven by Marta Perry, Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Wonderful Lonesome by Olivia Newport, and The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson.

New books on the adult-non-fiction shelf include: World Order by Henry Kissenger, The Knitter’s Handbook of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best Documented UFO Incident by Nick Pope with John Burroughs, USAF (Ret.) and Jim Penniston, USAF (Ret.), Only in  Old Kentucky: Historic True Tales of Cultural Ingenuity by Marshall Myers, Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid by Joyce Meyer, How to Trace Your Family Tree: by Kathy Chater, and Genealogy: Third Edition by George G. Moran.

These are a few of the new selections available at your Allen County Public Library.   To borrow books, movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free.  You need a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail.  If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.