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.