Library News for January 14, 2015

The library will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 20 at 9:00 am.

If you received a new electronic device such as an e-reader or smart phone and need help learning how to download free digital material from the library, call 237-3861 and make an appointment with Ms. Amanda or Ms. Jamie.  We’ll be happy to help you.

We’ll help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions with our program offerings in January.  On Thursday, January 15, Dustin Richards from The Core will present a program on choosing the right fitness plan. We’ll learn the difference between Zumba, Yoga, Water Aerobics and more. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 237-3861. This program will be offered at 12:00 noon and at 5:30 pm.  We’ll have a prize drawing for a one-month family membership to The Core.

On Thursday, January 22, Angela Smotherman, dietetic intern with the Allen County Health Department, will present a program to learn about smoking cessation, tips for eating healthy on the run, and exercises you can do at your desk.  This program will be offered at 12:00 noon and again at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 22. Sign up today. We’ll have a prize drawing for a one-month family membership to The Core.

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 include: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler, The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell, I Survived The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis, Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint, George in the Dark by Madeline Valentine, The Paddington Treasury by Michael Bond, Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus based on the creation of James Dean, Light Is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer, Taking Care of Mama Rabbit by Anita Lobel, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat, and Sorry You’re Lost by Matt Blackstone.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Redeployment by Phil Klay, Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson, Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 Others, The Reluctant Empath by Betty Comerford & Steve Wilson, Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee, The Burn by Haylie Pomroy, Learning from the Giants by John C. Maxwell, Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II by Wil. S. Hylton, The Diabetes Solution: With 100 Recipes by Gorge E. Rodriguez, MD and Susan Wyler, RDN.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll, As Close as Sisters by Colleen Faulkner, At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot, Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, The Dare by Hannah Jayne, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky by David Connerley Nahm. Land of Careful Shadows by Suzanne Chazin, The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, The Amish Buggy Ride by Sarah Price, Fallen Land by Patrick Flanery, One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Mercy’s Fight by T.L. Gray, and A Thing of Beauty by Lisa Samson.  

 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.