Library News for December 10, 2014

Kid’s will want to sign up for The Polar Express. Come to the library on December 15 at 5:00 pm. Mrs. Amanda has planned special games and crafts. Of course we’ll also read The Polar Express. Don’t be late. You don’t want to miss the train.

Our regular story hour for pre-school children is offered on Tuesday at 10:00 and Toddler Time meets on Thursday at 10:00 am. School age children are welcome to attend enrichment programs on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. The Cool Kids Book Club meets on Wednesday’s at 1:00 pm.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your child a part of your weekly routine.

The library offers 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. A big thank you to The Friends of the Library for making this service available. Go to www.allencountylibrary.com and click on Tutor.com.

Library patrons have access to over 77,000 digital items (books, movies or music). You can download these to your computer, e-reader, smart phone, or other digital device.  Go to www.allencountylibary.com and click on digital books.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Look and Live by Matt Pappa, The Conviction to Lead by Albert Mohler,  Jack the Ripper and The Case For Scotland Yard’s Prime Suspect by Robert House, The Wild Truth by Caris McCandless,  Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes, Killing Lions by John Eldredge, and The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Navy Seal Noel by Liz Johnson, The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron, Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne, YOLO by Lauren Myracle, A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith, The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott, Belle Cora by Phillip Marguiles, and The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook.

New music CD’s include: Christmas Sounds of Today, Christmas Symphony by Mannheim Steamroller, Cheers, It’s Christmas by Blake Shelton, One Christmas by Leanne Rimes, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, Home for the Holidays by Darius Rucker, and The Most Relaxing Christmas Piano Music in the Universe.

New movies this week include: Small Town Santa starring Dean Cain and Christine Lakin, A Magic Christmas starring C. Thomas Howell and Jonathan Silverman, The Giver starring Brenton Thwaites and Jeff Bridges, Christmas on Salvation Street staring Israel Matos and Joe Pacheco, Jersey Boys starring John Lloyd Young, The Expendables 3 starring Sylverster Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, An Evergreen Christmas starring Robert Loggia and Naomi Judd, A Madea Christmas starring Tyler Perry, Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas starring Eric Mabuis and Kristin Booth, A Royal Christmas starring Lacy Chabert and Jane Seymour, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas starring Joel McHale and Robin Williams, Planes by Disney, Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury by Dreamworks, How to Train Your Dragon 2  by Dreamworks.

 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 December 3, 2014

Story hour for pre-school children is offered on Tuesday at 10:00 and Toddler Time meets on Thursday at 10:00 am. School age children are welcome to attend enrichment programs on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. The Cool Kids Book Club meets on Wednesday’s at 1:00 pm.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your child a part of your weekly routine.

New books for children this week include: Goodnight Mr. Darcy by Kate Coombs, An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis, Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston, Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul, Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix, Skippy Jon Jones: Snow What by Judy Schachner, Florence Nightingale by Henry Holt, The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky, From Sea to Shining Sea by Callista Gingrich, Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin, Ellray Jakes Rocks the Holidays! by Sally Warner, A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements, Who Was Isaac Newton? By Janet B. Pascal, Guts & Glory: The American Civil War by Ben Thompson, Daniel at the Siege of Boston 17716 by Laurie Calkhoven, and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters, Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin’ Cornbread by Mary Jane Hathaway, Jewelweed by David Rhodes, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Euphoria by Lily King, Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, A Wedding on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball, Madame Picasso by Anne Girard, Treasure by Lisa Dawn Bergen, Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena B. Miller, The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Missing Child by Patricia MacDonald, The End of Innocence by Allegra Jorand, The Goddess of Small Victories by Yannick Grannec,  The Last Days of California by Mary Miller, Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline, My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story by Krista Bremer, A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, What I Remember Most by Cathy Lamb, A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel, The Fragile World by Paula Treick DeBoard, The Engagement by J. Courtney Sullivan, Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel, Monday Monday by Elizabeth Cook, The Christmas Ranch by RaeAnne Thayne, Sadie’s Secret by Kathleen Y’Barbo, A Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson,  and The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy.

New Books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush, Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of Mother and Me by Brooke Shields, First Aid Manual: 5th Edition by DK Publishing, Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas J. Emlen, Jerry Lew: His Own Story by Rick Gragg, Relaxing with God by Andrew Farley, Essential Oils: Pocket Reference by Life Science Publishing, True Love by Jennifer Lopez, Fully Alive by Timothy Shriver, Brief Encounters by Dick Cavett, Watch Me by Angelica Houston, Blood Will Out: The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery, and A Masquerade by Walter Kirn, Those Who Hold Bastogne: A True Story of the Soliders and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge by Peter Schrijvers, Kidnapped by the Taliban by Dilip Joseph, MD with James Lund, and In the Manger by Max Lucado

New movies this week include: 22 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum,  Fort Bliss starring Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston, Automata starring Dylan McDermott and Melanie Griffith, Princess Monoke starring Gillian Anderson and Billy Crudup and Claire Danes, And So It Goes starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton,  and If I Stay starring Chloe Grace Moretz.