Library News for February 17, 2016

Lego My Library will meet on Saturday, February 20 from 11:00 – Legos12:30. Members will be separated into age groups and build unique creations that will be displayed for three weeks. Library patrons will vote on their favorites and all participants will have a chance to win prizes by attending. We hope your kids will plan to join our Lego My Library Club every third Saturday of the month.

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? If so, you’ve pondered the same mystery as Plato, Leonardo DaVinci and Sir Isaac Newton. Students,  ages 10-18, are invited to join us on Monday, Feb. 22 at 5:00 pm for Sky in a Bottle as a part of our Serious About  Science series. Registration is limited to twenty, so you must register for this free program by calling 270-237-3861.

On Monday, Febraury 29, students, ages 10-18, are invited to join us for Star Wars Science with Jason Lidsey. Call 270-237-3861 to register for the free program.

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesday at 10:00 am and Saturday’s at 1:00 pm. Toddler Time is Thursday at 10:00 am. We hope visiting the library with your child is part of your weekly routine.

Loose Ends will teach you to knit or crochet on every Tuesday at 3:30. Supplies are provided for beginners

New books for children include: How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks, I Don’t Know How the Story Ends by J.B. Cheaney, Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel, Spirit Animals: Meanings & Stories by Wayne Arthurson, Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh, The Tiger Rising by Kate DeCamillon, Voices of the Alamo by Sherry Garland, How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West, Bedtime in the Jungle by John Buler, Hop by Jorey Hurley, Chick ‘n’ Pug The Love Pug by Jennifer Sattler, The Hare & the Hedgehog by Brothers Grimm and Jonas Laustroer, and The Door by the Stair Case by Katherine Marsh,

New books on the Adult Fiction Shelf include: And Again by Jessica Chiarella, Beside Myself by Ann Morgan, Grace’s Forgiveness by Molly Jebber, Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher, Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble, The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley, Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo by C. Joseph Greaves, The War Reporter by Martin Fletcher, River Road by Carol Goodman, Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray, The Restoration by Wanda E. Brunstetter, A Son’s View by Shelley Shepard Gray, The News Makers by Lisa Wiehl, The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie, In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward, Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden, Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf, Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein, Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann, and Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher.

New movies include: Our Brand is Crisis starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel, Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave featuring the voices of Reba McEntire and Damon Wayans, Jr., Girlz4Life featuring Lego Friends, Shimmer and Shine by Nickelodeon, and Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free with 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 February 10

The library will be closed on Monday, February 15, but we will open the Nobel Allen Room at 5:30 for the special Kentucky Humanities Council program, featuring Elizabeth Lawson as Charlotte Dupey: Suing for Freedom. On Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm. Dupuy_CharlotteCharlotte Dupey was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1787 and was sent to Lexington when she was 18 years old. She met and married Aaron Dupuy, who was owned by Henry and Lucretia Clay.  When Henry Clay was appointed Secretary of State, his family and the Dupuy family moved to Washington, D.C. and Charlotte  found a lawyer who filed papers on Registration is open for her behalf, suing the Clay family for her freedom and that of her children. Come hear Charlotte’ story at the Allen County Public Library on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm.

Registration is open for  Prime Time Family Reading.Dollarphotoclub_84395421  Space is limited to twenty families. Join us for weekly storytelling, reading and discussion sessions featuring award-winning children’s books.  Sessions are directed by trained storytellers and scholars.  By participating in PRIME TIME, you will help your child enjoy reading, share ideas, and plant the seeds for future academic success. A free meal will be provided as well as child care for siblings. Call 270-237-3861 to register for this free program. PRIME TIME FAMIY READ NIGHT  is sponsored  in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time, Inc., the American Library Association and The Allen County Public Library.

We’re starting a youth Lego club @ the Allen County Public Library. Lego My Library will meet on February 20 from 11:00 – 12:30. Members will be separated into age groups. Lego creations will be displayed for three weeks and library patrons will vote on their favorites.  All participants will have a chance to win prizes by attending. We hope your kids will plan to join Lego My Library Club every third Saturday of the month.

New books for children include: Splat! by Mary Margaret Perez-Mercado, Look! I Can Read! by Susan Hood, The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence, The Last Bogler by Catherine Jinks, American Ace by Marilyn Nelson, Dog Diaries: Fala by Kate Klimo,  The Wee Free Men: The Beginning by Terry Pratchett, The Terrible Two Get Worse by Jory John and Mac Barnett, and Driven by Emotions by Elise Allen,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  What She Left by T.R. Richmond, American Housewife by Helen Ellis, Vendetta by Lisa Harris, A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson, Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris, Midnight in Broad Daylight by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey, Drone Command by Mike Madden, A Thousand Shall Fall by Andrea Boeshaar, Ghost Girl by Lesley Thomson, On the Rocks by Scottsville’s Kim Law, The Morrigans Curse by Dianne K. Salerni, and Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Buster: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives by Will Barrow as told to Isabel George, The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coate, Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery by Peg O’Connor, PhD, Raising Grageful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch, and The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker, Fresh Start by Joel Osteen,

New movies this week include: Burn starring Bradley Cooper, The Wannabe starring Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette, A Brilliant Young Mind starring Asa Butterfield, Thao’s Library starring Elizabeth Van Meter, Arthur & Merline starring Stefan Butler and Charlotte Brimble, Woodlawn starring Sean Astin and Nic Bishop, and Downton Abbey – Season 6.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free with 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 – February 3, 2016

Dollarphotoclub_84395421 Registration is open for Prime Time Family Reading.  Space is limited to thirty families. Join us for weekly storytelling, reading and discussion sessions featuring award-winning children’s books. By participating in PRIME TIME, you will help your child enjoy reading, share ideas, and plant the seeds for future academic success. A free meal will be provided as well as child care for siblings. Call 270-237-3861 to register for this free program. PRIME TIME FAMIY READ NIGHT  is sponsored  in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time, Inc., the American Library Association and The Allen County Public Library.

On Saturday, Feb. 6 am10:00 am, join us for The Art of Tidying Up at 10:00 am.  Let us help you conquer your clutter for good.

On Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2:00 pm, Mrs. Jamie will offer and E-reader class. We offer thousands of ebooks, and audio books free to download to your device, phone, or computer.  Let us show you how.

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesday at 10:00 am and Saturday’s at 1:00 pm. Toddler Time is Thursday at 10:00 am. We hope visiting the library with your child is part of your weekly routine.

We’re starting a youth Lego club @ the Allen County Public Library. Lego My Library will meet on February 20 from 11:00 – 12:30. Members will be separated into age groups. Lego creations will be displayed for three weeks and library patrons will vote on their favorites.  All participants will have a chance to win prizes by attending. We hope your kids will plan to join Lego My Library Club every third Saturday of the month.

Loose Ends will teach you to knit or crochet on every Tuesday at 3:30. Supplies are provided for beginners

The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc will present Elizabeh Lawson as Charlotte Dupey: Suing for Freedom. On Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm. Charlotte Dupey was born in Cambridge, Maryland, in 1787 and was sent to Lexington when she was 18 years old. When Henry Clay was appointed Secretary of State, his family and the Dupuy family moved to Washington, D.C. and Charlotte  found a lawyer who filed papers on her behalf, suing the Clay family for her freedom and that of her children. Come hear Charlotte’ story at the Allen County Public Library on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 pm.

New books for children include: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Julie Barrett, Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie Friedman, The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind by Anne Capeci, Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George by N. DiAngelo, A Birthday Cake for George Washington by Ramin Ganeshram, Two Friends by Dean Robbins, The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have by Edward Van De Vendel, The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett, Twisters by Lucille Recht Penner, Pokemon: The Official Adventure Guide: Ash’s Quest from Kanto to Kalos by Simcha Whitehil, and Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Diva Steals a Chocolae Kiss by Krista Davis, NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson, Sage’s Eye by V.C. Andrews, The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork, The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin, The Possibility of Now by Kim Culbertson, The Plague of Thieves Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore, The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates, It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick, and The Siren by Kierra Cass.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. Library cards are free with 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.