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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.

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.