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Library News for May 31

The Friends of the Library book sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3 from 9:00 – 4:00.   The price of the books will be Book-Sale-Banner$1.00 per plastic grocery bag. Stop by for great reads at a bargain price.

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 our weekly routine.

Summer Reading registration starts on Monday, June 5th. Stop by and pick up reading logs for kids and a calendar of events. Prizes will be awarded to every child who turns in a reading log at the end of the summer.

We have hundreds of buggy prizes for kids who join the Buggy Book Club. Last year, the Allen County Primary students won a day of inflatables for their school because so many kids visited the library during summer break.  It will be fun to see which school wins a prize this year.

On Thursday, June 1, at 5:00 pm, the Perler Beard Art Club will meet and create unique items.  This program is for students ages 12 – 18.

On Saturday, June 10th kids  from Noon – 4:00 pm, kids ages 12-18 will want to attend Build a Hydraulic Robot Arm. Space is limited to 10 participants, so call 237-3861 to register today.

On Monday, June 12 at 5:00 pm, we’ll have Stories and More on the library’s front porch with our local heroes, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.  Kids will have the opportunity to check out a patrol car and we’ll also have ice cream sandwiches for all.  Register for this free program by calling 237-3861.  (We need to know how many ice cream sandwiches to have on hand.)

New books for children include: Push! Dig! Scoop! by Rhonda Gowler Greene, Long May She Wave by Kristen Fulton, What’s Your Favorite Color? by Eric Carle and Friends, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann, The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, Hattie and Hudson by Chris Van Dusen, I Just Want To Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora, Danny McGee Drinking The Sea by Andy Stanton, Ladybug Girl’s Day Out with Grandpa by David Soman and Jacky Davis, Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson, Round Trip by Ann Jonas, It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach, Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming, Princess and the Peas by Rachel Himes, and My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Eleanor Oliphant is Compltely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Earthly Remains by Donna Leon, The Lost Order by Steve Berry, A Single Spy by William Christie, Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson, Change Agent by Daniel Suarez, The One-in-a Million Boy by Monica Wood, Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami, Sawbones by Melissa Lenhardt,   No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal, Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green, Made You Up by Francesca Zappia, The Lonely by Andrew Michael Hurley, and Rare Objecs by Kathleen Tessaro.

New movies include: The Great Wall starring Matt Damon, Lucky’s Treasure starring Michael Ironside, Coffee Shop: Love is Brewing starring Laura Vandervoort and Cory Grant, Prayer Never Fails starring Nick Lashaway, Get Out starring Daniel Kaluuya,  Logan starring Hugh Jackman, and Rock Dog starring the voice of J.K. Simmons.

 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 May 17

Children need to see and hear hundreds of books before they are ready to learn how to read, according to The Childrens Reading Foundation. Parents are children’s first teachers and to help support early literacy at home, we’ve stocked a new section in the library for Kindergarten Readiness. Ask for a brochure listing the 100 books recommended for pre-kindergarten children and begin a reading log today.

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 visiting the library with your child is a part of your weekly routine.

Students ages 10 – 18 will want to join our Summer Science Club. On Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 pm we’ll kick off the program and create glow-in-the-dark magic mud. Space is limited so call 237-3861 or stop by the circulation desk and register to attend.

New books for children include: Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root, I Am Not A Chair by Ross Burach, Seashore Stroll by Jane Sanders, Woodland Walk by Jane Sanders, Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Hotel by Kimberly Willis Holt, Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko and Dan Santat, The Dragon Hunters by James Russell and Link Choi, The Giant Jumper by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa, Pass It On by Sophy Henn, Uncle Holland by Jon Arno Lawson, Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, Duck on a Bike by David Shannon, Rocket Sciene for Babies by Chris Fertie,  The Ring Bearer by Floyd Cooper, Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill, The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson, and This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe.

Older Children will enjoy: Braced by Alyson Gerber, The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring, Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, Guts and Glory: The American Revolution by Ben Thompson, Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection bt Martin Handford, and Knock About with the Fitgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  ’Round Midnight  by Laura McBride, Salty Kisses by Robin Jones Gunn, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick,  The Good Assassin by Paul Vidich, Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander, House of Names by Colm Tóibín, The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda, Any Day Now by Robyn Carr, The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable, Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Ashley Keller, And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson, One Good Thing by Wendy Was, City of Friends by Joanna Trollope,  The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein, Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz, The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea, Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor, The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers, Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn, Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell, Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson, What’s Become of Her by Deb Caletti, The Thirst by Joe Nesbo, and The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work by Sarah Waldman, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, Trump’s War: His Battle For America by Michael Savage, Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood, Tuesday’s Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives by Luis Carlos Montalván,  and The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, & Big Success After Baby by Lauren Smith Brody.

 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 May 10

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.

Students ages 10 – 18 will want to join our Summer Science Club. On Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 pm we’ll kick off the program and create glow-in-the-dark magic mud. Space is limited for so call 237-3861 or stop by the circulation desk and register to attend.

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

School-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 am.

New books for children include: Stop Feedin’ Da Boids! by James Sage, The Last Tree by Ingrid Chabbert, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Jennifer Adams, Zoology: Cool Women Who Work with Animals by Jennifer Swanson, Zebra on the Go by Jill Nogales Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan, John Ronald’s Dragons: The Sory of J.R.R. Tolkien by Caroline McAlister, Vampirina At the Beach by Countess Anne Marie Pace, Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs, Insects: The Most Fun Bug Book Ever by Sneed B. Collard III, God Gave Us the World by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks by Carla Mooney, and We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio.

New books for young adults include: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen, Perfect by Cecelia Ahern, Scythe by Neal Shusterman, A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White, Unbecoming by Jenny Downham and 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: No Easy Target by Iris Johansen, I found You by Lisa Jewell, High Stakes by Fern Michaels, The Homestead by Linda Byler,  Whisper Goodbye by Myra  Johnson, Against All Odds by Danielle Steel, Walking on my Grave by Carolyn Hart, Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies by Ace Atkins, 16 Seduction by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans, Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Old Home Love by Andy and Candis Meredith, South and West by Joan Didion, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, Prince Charles by Sally Bedell Smith, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution by Peter Andreas, The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to REval Divie Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy P. Smith, The Book of Home How-To & The Complete Outdoor Building by Black  & Decker, and Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces by Mark Moyar, Mind Over Meds by Andrew Weil, MD.

New movies this week include: A Dog’s Purpose starring Britt Robertson and John Ortiz, The Comedian starring Robert De Niro, Gold starring Matthew Mconaughey, Rings starring Matilda Lutz, Tunnel starring Jung-Woo Ha, Around the World starring Peppa Pig ™, Mia and Me and The Red Turtle (A film by Michael Dudok De Wit).

 Did you know our E-book collection is larger than our traditional book collection?  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 May 3

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.

On, Monday, May 15 at 5:00 pm, school age children and parents are invited to Family Science Night with Jason Lindsey.  Call 237-3861 to reserve your spot.

New books for children include: Holly’s Day at the Pool by Benson Shum, I Don’t Draw, I Color! by Adam Lehrhaupt, Olivia the Spy by Ina Falconer, Glitter by Stella J. Jones, Be Quite! by Ryan T. Higgins, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Adam Rex, Barbie in the Pink Shoes: Ballet Dreams adapted by Kristen L. Depkin, Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park, Tidy by Emily Gravett, God Gave Us Heaven by Lisa Tawn Bergren, and We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner.

Older Children will enjoy: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar, Journey of the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst, King of the Bench: No Fear by Steve Moore, and Miss Elliocott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood.

New books for young adults include: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen, Perfect by Cecelia Ahern, Scythe by Neal Shusterman, A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White, Unbecoming by Jenny Downham, The Hot Shot by Kirsten Callihan, Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac.  

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Beartown by Fredrik Backman, A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley, Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg, The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver, Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley, Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner, One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline, The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards, Space Man in Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar, The Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell, Facials Can Be Fatal by Nancy Cohen,  Golden Prey by John Sandford, Ominous by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, and Rosalind Noonan, and Anything Is Possible by Elisabeth Strout.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include:  Life-Changing Foods by Anthony William, The Backyard Gardener by Kelly Orzel, Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk, Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein with Julie Chai, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own by Erika Kotite, The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn, Stirring Up Fun with Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar, A Colony In A Nation by Chirs Hayes, Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins with Peter Mallouk, Sacred Medicine Cupboard: A Holistic Guide and Journal for Caring for Your Family Naturally by Anni Daulter, Jessica Booth, and Jessica Smithson, and Welcome to the Farm: How-To Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead by Shaye Elliott.

New movies include: La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, Brimstone starring Guy Piearc and Dakota Fanning, Underwold Blood Wars staring Kate Beckinsale, The Girl with all The Gifts starring Gamma Arterton and Paddy Considine, and Split starring James McAvoy.

 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 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.