Library News for January 11, 2017

The library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 17.

If you received a new e-reader or smart phone, be sure to check out the Allen County Public Library’s free digital collection. We offer thousands of newly released e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines. This cost is free with an active Allen County Public Library card. If you need assistance setting up your device to utilize these free products, call 270-237-3861 and make an appointment with Ms. Jamie or Ms. Amanda.

Lego My Library will meet on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am. This program is open to all school-age children.

The Allen County Public Library is seeking families with school age children to participate in Prime Time Family Read Time. This six-week program will start on Thursday, February 16. Prime Time Family Read Time is an award-winning, reading, discussion, and storytelling series based on Children’s illustrated books. This program is made possible due to a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council. We’ll start the program with a light meal at 5:00 pm and then start the discussion at 5:30 with plans to end at 6:45. This is a free program, but space is limited, so families must pre-register to attend. Call 270-237-3861 to register.

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

New books for children include: Smart is the New Cool by Jade Hemsworth, Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier,  Puppet Master by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice, A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia by Donaldson and Axel Schefler, Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey, Piggy by Trevor Lai, The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Thomas Baas, Rainbow Magic: Alicia the Snow Queen Fairy by Daisy Meadow, and The Notebook Doom #8: Sneeze of the Octoschnozz by Troy Cummings.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed, History of Wolves: A Novel by Emily Fridlund, The Old Man by Thomas Perry,  Out of Bounds by Val McDermid, The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe, Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, The Seventh Plague by James Rollins, The Strays by Emily Bitto, Blood Vow by J.R. Ward, Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler, Island of Glass by Nora Roberts, and Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima by Mitch Weiss,  River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope by Naomi Judd with Marcia Wilkie, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis, The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, and 18 and Life on Skid Row by Sebastian Bach,

To access our digital resources or to borrow books, 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 January 4, 2016

If you received a new e-reader or smart phone, be sure to check out the Allen County Public Library’s free digital collection. We offer thousands of newly released e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines. This cost is free with an active Allen County Public Library card. If you need assistance setting up your device to utilize these free products, call 270-237-3861 and make an appointment with Ms. Jamie or Ms. Amanda.

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Toddler Time is on Thursdays at 10:00 am. We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

If adults want to join our book club (Books on the Square), we’ll be reading The Girl on the  Train by Paula Hawkins in January, and we’ll discuss it on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 pm. Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy of the book today.

New books for children include: 27 Magic Words  by Sharelle Byars Moranville, Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart, Fix It Man by Susan Hood, Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm, and The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story by Nancy Rose.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer, The Mistress by Danielle Steel, The Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins, The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington, Curtain of Death by W.E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson, The Dangerous Ladies Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, Below the Belt by Stuart Woods, Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Mayberry, In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green, Purgatory Road by Samuel Parker, An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter, A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz, Different Class by Joanne Harris, Melt by Helen Hardt, and Into the Fire by Meredith Wild.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: The Lose Your Belly Diet by Travis Stork, M.D., Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen,  Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance by Steve Harvey, Food Health and Happiness: 115 Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey, and Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divnely Inspired Life by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

New movies include: When the Bough Breaks starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall, The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts, Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sully starring Tom Hanks, In a Valley of Violence starring EthanHawke and John Travolta, American Honey starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf, The Choice starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer, The Hollars starring Charlie Day and Anna Kenrick, The Fight Within starring John Major Davis and Lelia Symington, and The Storks featuring the all-stars voice talents of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammar and Jennifer Aniston.

To access our digital resources or to borrow books, 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.