Library News for Feb. 22, 2017

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.

The cookbook club will meet on Thursday, March 9th at 5:30 pm in the Friends of the Library meeting room. The selected cookbook is Deep South Dish by Mary Forman.  This program is for teens and adults. Register and pick up a book at the circulation desk. Participants are to experiment with recipes, and bring a dish for discussion and sampling.  Call 237-3861 to pre-register for the free program and ask for Ms. Chelsea if you have questions.

New books for children this week include: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, What in the World? Numbers In Nature by Kurt Cyrus, The Silver Gate by Kristn Bailey, Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh, The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland, The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon, Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians: Book Five: The Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson, Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft and Pabo Hidalgo, Brotherband: Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan,  and Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans by Choly Knight.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak, The Travelers by Chris Pavne, Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo, Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh, Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld, The Prisoner by Alex Berenson, Little Deaths by Emma Flint, Dead Gone by Luca Veste, Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London, Rather Be The Devil by Ian Rankin, A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell, The Night Bird by Brian Freeman, The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett,  Little Heaven by Nick Cutter, Man on the Run by Carl Weber, Selection Day by Aravind Adiga, Gaining Visibility by Pamela Hearon, The Occupied by Craig Parshall, The Returning by Rachelle Dekker, Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything For Your Marriage  by Gary Thomas, Chasing Slow: Courage To Journey Off The Beaten Path by Erin Loechner, Aromatherapy for Natural Living by Anne Kennedy, 100 Family Meals by Taste of Home, The Portable Essential Oils by Anne Kennedy, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt, and Born to Win: Find Your Success by Zig Ziglar and Tim Ziglar.

New movies this week include: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Tucker, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, starring Jamie Dornan and Sarah Gadon, Spirit of the Game, starringAaron Jakubenko and Kevin Sorbo, Arrival starring, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, Priceless, starring Joel Smallbon and Bianca Santos, Desierto starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Denial, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson, Killing Reagan, starring Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon, and Disney’s Elena and the Secret of Avalor.

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 acquire the materials you need.

Library News for Feb. 15, 2017

The Allen County Public Library is seeking families with school age children 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: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Turn on the Night by Gealdo Valério, Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field by Ginger Wadsworth, Heart to Heart by Lois Ehert, Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming, Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Carren Stelson, Finding First Animals and More by Tiger Tales, National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis, former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, and Don’t Touch This Book by Bill Cotter

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury, A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong, Echoes in Death by J.D.Robb, A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker’s Revelation by Robert Knott, An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray, The Turn by Kim Harrison, Austen in Austin by Suzie Johnson, Lisa Karon Richardson, Dina Sleiman and Niki Turner, Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey, Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James, The Patriots by Sana Krasikov, Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, Burning Bright by Nick Petrie, and The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Vegan 101 by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel,  The Big Book of Organic Baby Food by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN, Good Surgar Bad Sugar by Allen Carr, Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids by Martha Stewart, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, The Bomber Boys by Travel L. Ayeres, and No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece.

New movies this week include: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise, Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots, American Pastoral starring Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning, Life on the Line starring John Travolta, Almost Christmas starring Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, and Danny Glover, Trolls by Dreamworks featuring the voices of Anna Kenrick and Justin Timberlake, and Justice League: Dark.

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 February 8, 2017

Dollarphotoclub_84395421The 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.

Lego My Library will meet at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 18th. Kids ages six through teens are invited to join us for Lego build challenges.

New books for children include: Star Wars Jedi Academy: A New Class by Jarrett J. Krosaczka, Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson, Flood Warning by Katharine Kenāh, Hug It Out! by Louis Thomas, Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin, Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli, The Friendship Experiment by Erin Teagan,  and Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney, The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsay Lee Johnson, World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman, Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chan, The Magadalen Girls by V.S. Alexander, Night of Fire by Colin Thubron,  The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo, HerEvery Fear by Peter Swanson, and The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King, Bill Clinton by MichaelTomasky, Live Better While You Age by James W. Jones,  The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, Amazing Stories of the Space Age by Rod Pyle, The Hidden South by Brent Walker, The Underground Culinary Tours by Damian D’Aghese, Audacity: How Barak Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy that Will Prevail by Jonathan Chait,  The Wars of the Roosevelts by William J. Mann, and Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier.

New movies this week include: Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite starring Bum-Soo Lee, Jung-Jae Lee and Liam Neeson, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage starring Nocolas Cage with Tom Sizemore, Inferno starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, Queen of Katwe starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o, Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, Madea on the Run: The Play starring Tyler Perry, Victoria: The Complete First Season starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, The Light Between Oceans starring Michael Fassbende and Alicia Vikander, Lost and Found starring Jusin Kelly and Benjamin Stockham, I’m Not Ashamed starring Masey McLain and Sadie Robertson, and Disney’s Pinocchio.

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 and we’ll do our best to acquire the items requested.

Library News for February 1, 2017

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.  Enrichment programs for home-schooled children meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

New books for children include: Me First! Prefixes Lead The Way by Robin Pulver, Butterfly Park by Elly Mackay, Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson, A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emil Jenkins, The Lonely Giant by Sophie Amrose, Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim, North Woods Girl by Aimée Bissonette, Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman, One Wish by Michelle Harrison, Waiting for High Tide by Nikki McClure, and Star Wars: Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher,  Drowning Tides by Karen Harper, Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, Always Close to Home by Jerry S. Eicher, The Amish Cooking Class – The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter,  Home to Paradise by Barbara Cameron, Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis,  Cross Kill by James Patterson,  Zoo 2 by James Patterson and Max DeLallo, Fatal by John Lescroart,  Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind, Feversong by Karen Marie Moning, Power Game by Christine Feehan, The Rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land,  Summer on Sunset Ridge by Sharlene MacLaren, Never Never  by James Patterson, Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor, The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian, Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly, Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly, The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilvrio, Gone by Lisa McMann, and The Night Manager: TV Tie-In Edition by John Le Carre,   

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, Snake by Chris Mattison, Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stories by Robert Morgan, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis, Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission  by Bob Drury and Tom Calvin, and The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker.

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 25, 2017

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.

Books on the Square (our book club) meets on the third Tuesday each month at 1:00 pm.  Stop by the library to pick up your copy of Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler if you want to join us in February.

Loose ends meets every Tuesday at 3:30 pm.  It’s okay if you don’t know how to knit or crochet. We’ll teach you how. Supplies are provided for beginners.

New books for children include: Special You by Jonny Lambert, B is for Bear: A Natural Alphabet by Hannah Viano, Because God Loves Me! by Juliet Groom, Good Night Farm by Tiger Tales, One Noisy Nigh by M. Christina Butler, A Celebration of Beatrix Potter Art and Letters by more than 30 of today’s favorite children’s book illustrators published by Fredrick Warne & Company, Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike and Patrick Barton, Egg by Kevin Henks, Dork Diaries series (Books 1 – 10) by Rachel Renée Russell, Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae, The Great AAA-OOO! By Jonny Lambert, Dangerous by Tim Wares, Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, and The Messy Book by Maudie Powell-Tuck.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Fatal by John Lescroart, The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers, Power Game by Christine Feehan, Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind, Night of Fire by Colin Thubron, Feversong by Karen Marie Moning, The Winter in Anna by Reed Karaim, Resume Speed by Lawrence Block, and The Rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Dream Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones, and  Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State by Maggie Green.

New movies this week include: The Accountant starring Ben Affleck, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 starring Manu Bennett, The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt, Anything for Love starring Erika Christensen and Paul Green, Train to Busan starring Gong Yoo, Keeping Up with the Joneses starring Zach Galifianakis, The Whole Truth starring Keanu Reeves Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlbert, and The Hollow Point starring Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane.

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 18, 2017

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 the 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.

The Allen County Public Library is seeking families with school age children 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: Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood, Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann and translated by David Henry Wilson, Paws McDraw: The Fastest Doodler in the West by Connah Brecon, Good Night Tiger by Timothy Knapman Step Right Up; How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman, Brightwood by Tania Unsworth, Pablo in the Snow by Teri Sloat, The School The Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makanaōnalani Nicholson, XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex and Scott Campbell, One Proud Penny by Randy Siegel and Serbe Bloch, Chirri and Chirra by Kaya Doi, and Five Black Cats by Tiger Tales.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca, The Reaper by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek, A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, The Agent Runner by Simon Conway, Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox, The Raven by Mike Nappa, The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle, In The Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson, Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey, Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle, El Paso by Winston Groom, Napoleon’s Last Island by Thomas Keneally, A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward, Below the Belt by Stuart Woods,  Until I Love Again by Jerry S. Eicher, To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino, A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley, The Room with the Second-Best View by Virginia Smith, The Hawaiian Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter, The Hike by Drew Magary, and The Nix by Nathan Hill.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins, The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams, Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn, and The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel,

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.