The library will host an open house on Friday, January 19 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to celebrate our affiliate partnership with the South Central Kentucky Workforce Development Board. Stop by to see how the Allen County Public Library staff help connect job seekers with local businesses seeking employees. Light refreshments will be served.
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 a part of your child’s weekly routine.
Parents with toddlers/infants are invited to join us on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm for Baby Time. Ms. Amanda will help you introduce your child to the magic of books and creative play.
On Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am, school age children are invited to the Lego Block Party. We’ll show a mystery Lego movie whose title we are not allowed to publish, but stop by the library to pre-register and you’ll see flyers. Food and fun will be provided.
Loose Ends will teach you to knit or crochet. Crafters meet every Tuesday at 3:30. Supplies are provided for beginners.
Kids ages 10 – 18 are invited to Build an Igloo on Thursday, January 25 at 5:00 pm. All supplies will be provided, but registration is required for this free program.
On Wednesday, January 31 at 2:00 pm, Ms. Chelsea is introducing chair yoga. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing, using a chair for support.
New books for children this week include: Buzz, Bee! by Jennifer Szymanski, Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth by James Dean, Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things by Gergely Dudás, Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laruie Lazzaro Knowlton, How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks, Ella Bella Ballerina and The Magic Toyshop by James Mayhew, The Animal Book by Lonely Planet Kids, The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, That’s My Book! And Other Stories by Salina Yoon, Chicken in Mittens by Adam Lehrhaupt, Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Nature’s Perfect Package: Egg by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, Dinosaur Atlas by Anne Rooney and James Gilleard, The Battle of the Alamo by Lynn Peppas, and The Good Samaritan and Other Parables by Tomie DePaola.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Demon Crown by James Rollins, Unbound by Stuart Woods, The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, Find Me by J.S. Monroe, The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen, The Indigo Girl by Natsha Boyd, Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh, Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis, The Black Painting by Neil Olson, Hearts Entwined by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears, The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns, Empire Games by Charles Stross, Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd, A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole, A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd, and Love Story by Karen Kingsbury.
New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: How Not to Die Cookbook by Michael Greger, MD., FACLM, Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis, Lose Weight By Eating: Detox Week by Audrey Johns, Tasty: Latest & Greatest, If Our Bodies Could Talk: Operating and Maintaining a Human Body by James Hamblin, M.D. and How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci.
To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card. 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.