Library News for March 29, 2017

References2Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesday at 10:00 am and Saturday 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.

On Monday, April 3 at 4:30 pm, kids 12 and under are invited to the Library Drive-in.  Participants will decorate their boxcar and watch an animated film. Call 270-237-3861 for details and to reserve your child’s parking spot.

On Wednesday, April 5, the Allen County Public Library will offer two sessions of making wooden toys with Roy Henson. The first program starts at 1:00 pm, and the second session will start at 2:30.  This program is for school age children. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited.  Call 237-3861 to register your student today.

On Thursday, April 6 at 5:00 pm, teens and tweens are invited to Pearler Bead Art. Participants will design pictures using beads which will be ironed and fused together. Join us for this fun craft program.

New books for children include: It’s  Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, All Aboard Fire Trucks by Ted Slater, The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake, Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron, Bone Jack by Sara Crowe, Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park, Not As We Know It by Tom Avery, Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford, The Homework Strike by Greg Pincus, Homes by Xavier Deneux, Look, Look Again by Agnese Baruzzi, The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats, Life on Mars by Jon Agee, A Cat Named Swan by Hollie Hobbie, We Are Brohers, We Are Friends by Alexandra Penfold, and This House, Once by Deborah Freedman.

New books for young adults include: Replica by Lauren Oliver, Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, The Leaving: Six Were Taken, Five Came Back by Tara Altebrando, The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle, The Third Twin by C.J. Mololu, Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams, The Girl I Used To Be by April Henry, The End of Everything  by Megan Abbott, Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson, Frogkisser! by Garth Nix, The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park, and Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, Written in Love by Kathleen Fuller, Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis, When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin, Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray, Murder is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart, A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot, A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz, Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson,  Two Good Dogs by Susan Wilson, The Heart of Henry Quantum by Pepper Harding, The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott, Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens, Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra, Say Nothing by Brad Parks, The Black Book by James Patterson and David Ellis, A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham, and Quick Sand by Malin Persson Giolito.

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 March 22, 2017

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays 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.

On Wednesday, April 5, the Allen County Public Library will offer two sessions of making wooden toys with Roy Henson. The first program starts at 1:00 pm, and the second session will start at 2:30.  This program is for school age children. All supplies will be provided for this free program, but space is limited.  Call 237-3861 to register your student today.

New books for children include: Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan, You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin, Batman Adventures by Kelly Puckett, Martin Pasko, Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy by Rachel Renée Russell, Knights Academy: The Forbidden Power by Max Brallier,  Muddle & Mo by Nicci Slade Robinson, Good Night, Baby Animals: You’ve Had a Busy Day by Karen B. Winnick, and Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro.

New books for young adults include:  Emancipated by M.G. Reyes, Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Winter: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith, The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié, Twisted by Hannah Jayne, All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, In the Superstition Mountains by Susan Page Davis, The Impossibel Fortress by Jason Rekulak, Death At Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon, Universal Harvester by John Darnielle, The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson, The Childbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan, The Day Sonny Died  by M. Simon Boyd & Onnie L Kirk Jr., The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers, The White Russian by Vanora Bennett, Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel, Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson, The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward, The Good at Heart by Ursula Werner, The Violated  by Bill Pronzini, The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth, Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, 4321 by Paul Auster, A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming, We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter,  and The General’s Women by Susan Wittig Albert.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include:  Always By My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All The Dogs I’ve Loved by Edward Grinnan, Age-Proof: Live Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip by Jean Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen, MD, A Long Way Home: A Boy’s Incredible Journey from India to Australia and Back Again by Saroo Brierley, Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar,  Live Better While You Age by James W. Jones, MD, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

New movies include: Fences starring Denzel Washington and Vola Davis, Jackie starring Natalie Portman, Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence, Country Crush starring Jana Kramer, Robo-Dog Airborne starring Jonathan Silverman, Disney’s Mona, and Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch,

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 March 15

Preschool children can attend Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays 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. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 3:30. Supplies are provided for beginners

New books for children include: Hair by Leslie Patricelli, Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History by Floyd Cooper, The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb, Victor and Hugo by Robert J. Blake, My Name Is James Madison Hemings by Jonah Winter and Terry Widener, Day at the Fire Station by Richard Scarry, A Giraffe And a Half by Shel Silverstein, North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown, A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Linda Hayward, Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel by Charise Mericle Harper, Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, My New Mom and Me by Renata Galindo, and The Darkest Dark by Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

New books for young adults include: Zodiac by Romina Russell, Infernal Parade by Clive Barker, Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland, You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando, Stone Mirrors by Jeannini Atkins, The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser, The Truth of Right Now by Kaa Lee Corthron, Bits and Pieces by Jonathan Maberry, and The Cabin by Natasha Preston.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Montana Mornings by Kim Law, Transit by Rachel Cusk, Autumn by Ali Smith, Fobbit by David Abrams, Against All Silene by E.C. Myers, The Dime by Kathleen Kent, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, Moonglow by Michael Chabon, And Every Morning The Way Homes Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan, A Piece of the Worlds by Chrstina Baker Kline, The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton, Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper, The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott, and Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include:  Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen by Helen Rappaport, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa Terkeurst, Laughing in the Dark by Chonda Pierce, Hamilton by Richard Sylla, Living on One Acre or Less by Sally Morgan, and  Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras,  and Ella Morgan.

New movies include:  Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, Officer Down starring Stephen Dorff, Chronic starring Tim Roth, Rules Don’t Apply starring Ed Harris and Warren Beatty, Moonlight starring Trevante Rhodes and Janelle Monáe, London Road starring Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson, Gimme Shelter starring Vanessa Hudgens and James Earl Jones, Race to Win starring Danielle Campbell and Luke Perry, and The Edge of Seventee starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson.

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 March 8, 2017

Step into Learning with Pete the Cat

Step into Learning with Pete the Cat

If your child is entering Kindergarten this fall and you want to learn how to prepare him/her for success, join us with your child for Step Into Learning with Pete the Cat on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  This is a free program, but space is limited to fifty children. Call 270-237-3861 or stop by the circulation desk to register. Parents will learn what kids are expected to know when entering school. Fun activities will help you evaluate your child’s learning needs. Activities for older and younger siblings will be available during the program time.  Participants in this Kindergarten readiness program will receive a backpack filled with learning games, books, school supplies and more. Bring your camera if  you want your child to have his picture made with Pete the Cat.  Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the Kentucky  Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, The Allen County Cooperative Extension Office, and the Allen County Public Library.

New books for children this week include: Opossums by Mary R. Dunn, Super Mario Adventures by Kentaro Takekuma, Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles by Jean Coppendale, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes, Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words by Madalena Matoso, Where is Jumper? by Elen Stoll, A Perfect Day by Lane Smith, Grand Canyon by Jason Chin, Waterson by Tim McCanna, The Ultimate Construction Site Book by Anne-Sophie Baumann, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things by DK Publishing, and Count Your Chickens by Jo Ellen Bogart and Lori Joy Smith.

New books for young adults include: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti, A List of Cages by Robin Roe, Love and First Sight by Josh Sunquist, Black Moon by Romina Russell, Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, The Nightsiders: Vault of Shadows by Jonathan Maberry, The Unwanteds: Island of Fire by Lisa McMann, Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg, Freaks by Amanda Hocking, and Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir by Tui T. Sutherland.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins, Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy, One More Kiss by Samantha Chase, Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury, Always by Sarah Jio, The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy,  The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, Snow Blind by Ragnar Jónasson, The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher, My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, Gone with the Wool by Betty Hechtman, and Murder under the Covered Bridge by Elizabeth Perona, I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi, Home At Last by Deborah Raney, and Idaho by Emily Ruskovich,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie  by Wendy McClure, Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder, A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel by Melissa Fleming, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation by Alan Burdick, Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz, The Lost City of the Monkey God (A True Story) by Douglas Preseton,  and Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier.

New movies include: Nocturnal Animals starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, Manchester by the Sea starrying Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield, Viking Legacy starring James Cooke, and Curious George Egg Hunting.

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 March 1, 2017

Preschool children  are invited to 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 with your child a part of your weekly routine.

AdobeStock_55295089AThe 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.

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

New books for children include: Ribbit by Jorey Hurley, Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn, If I had a Little Dream by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon, Tony by Ed Gailing, I Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker, Dyslexia by Ann O. Squire, Little Elliot: Big City by Mike Curato, Baby Faces by DK Publishing, Dinosaur Dance by Sandra Boynton,  Dear Zoo Animal Shapes by Rod Campbell, Bears Are Big by Douglas Florian, Mouse and Hippo by Mike Twohy, Laundry Day by Jessixa Bagley, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, and The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies.

New books for young adults include: Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, The Undwanteds by Lisa McMann, Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter, The Nightsiders: The Orphan Army by Jonathan Maberry, Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry, No-Where But Here by Katie McGarry, Long Way Home by Katie McGarry, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, Wandering Star by Romina Russell, King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, and Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia, The Antiques by Kirs D’Agostino, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock, The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry, Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast, Rescue Me by Susan May Warren, Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbǿ. Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley, A Noble Masquerade by Kirsti Ann Hunter, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones, Raging Storm by Vanetta Chapman, Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt, An Elegant Façade by Kristi Ann Hunter, Maybe it’s You by Candace Calvert, Still Live by Dani Pettrey, Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould, My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry, Moving Target by Lynette Eason, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, The Final Day by Willaim R. Forstchen,  The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace, The Dark Room by Jonathan Moore, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by  Kathleen Rooney, The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz, A Note Yet Unsung by Tamara Alexander, Lord of the Privateers by Stephanie Laurens, and To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include:  Live Love Explore, Discover The Way of the Traveler by Leon Logothetis, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk by Kenneth S. Kosik, MD with Alisa Bowman, Amazing Stories of the Space Age by Rod Pyle, Cooking That Counts: 1,200- to 1,500 Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously by the Editors of Cooking Light, Strong is the New Beatufiul by Lindsey Vonn, Suddenly Single After 50 by Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, and Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear.

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.