Allen County Public Library News – July 17, 2024

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

Summer reading logs are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 19, 2024. You can turn them in early if you can’t be here on Friday. Kids who registered for summer reading and turn in their reading logs on time will win $5.00 gift cards from Dairy Queen, Sonic, and Tropical Treats. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing funds to buy summer reading prizes. It’s been a fun adventure this summer with Summer Reading programs for kids, teens, and adults.

On Monday, July 22 at 1:00 pm, teens are invited for an adventure movie. On Tuesday, July 23 at 1:00 pm, kids are invited to Animal Tales, and adults are invited to a program on foraging on July 23, at 5:30 pm. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

New books for children include:  Pearl’s Lost Pearls by Olivier Dunrea, Unicorn Diaries: Bo and the Witch by Rebecca Elliott, Bubble Gum Bison Needs a Bath by Scott Rothman, Ernest Sandpiper’s Great Ascent by Timothy Basil Ering, Always Carry Me With You by Hervé Èparvier, Prop Wrestling’s G.O.A.T. by Lerner Sports, Life After Whale by Lynn Brunelle, Indescribable Atlas Adventures by Louie Giglio, A Love Letter to My Library by Lisa Katzenberger, Dream Submarine by Charlotte Gunnifson, Imagine Counting All the Stars by Raewyn Caisley, and Greetings, Floof! by C.J. Hong.

Older children will enjoy: Roswell Johnson Saves the World! by Chris Colfer, I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis, Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger, Jurassic Jeff: Race to Warp Speed by Royden Lepp, The Tale of Witchcraft by Chris Colfer, Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter, and Ready, Set, Respawn! (Minecraft Ironsword Academy) by Caleb Zane Huett.

New books for adults include: The Sister of Corinth by Angela Hunt, Begin Again by Helly Acton, The Marriage Sabbatical by Lian Dolan, A Murder Most French by Colleen Cambridge, Loyally, Luke by Pepper Basham, The House of Broken Bricks by Fiona Williams, The Flower Sisters by Michelle Collins Anderson, The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill, The Age of Grievance by Frank Bruni, The Wartime Book Club by Kate Thompson, Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand, Lucky by Jane Smiley, A Death in Cornwall by Daniel Silva, Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes, Lula Dean’s Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller, Jackpot Summer by Elyssa Friedland, Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews, Every Time We Say Goodbye by Natalie Jenner, A Choice Considered by Tracie Peterson, Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate, Not In Love by Ali Hazelwood, and The Shadow of War by Jeff Shaara.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Then, you’ll be able to check out or download library materials. Also, please let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.

Allen County Public Library News – July 17, 2024 2024-07-19T13:54:22+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – July 10, 2024

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

Adventure begins at your library, and we have summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults.  Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose.

On Monday, July 15 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, teens are invited to Campfire Painting, and at 5:00 pm, children are invited Squish painting. Registration is required as supplies are limited.

On Tuesday, July 17 at 1:00 pm, kids are invited to meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog, and at 5:00 pm, adults are invited to World Trivia. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library

New books for children include:  Ruby’s Tools for Making Friends by Apryl Stott, Here Are the Seeds by JaNay Brown-Wood, Erno Rubik Magic Cube by Kerry Aradyya, Are You Small? by Mo Willems, Where’s Waldo? The Great Games Speed Search by Martin Handford, Kisses from Space by Astronaut Anna Menon and Keri Vasek, Pete the Cat Screams for Ice Cream! by Kimberly and James Dean, Little People, Big Dreams ™ Taylor Swift by Maria Isabel Sáchez Vegara, Neat Nick’s Big Mess by Chad Otis, Charles & Ra: Designers at Play by James Yang, Not-A-Box City by Antoinette Portis, Waiting in the Wings by Julie Andrews, et al., If I Drove an Ice Cream Truck by the Cat in the Hat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Birthday Party by Eric Carle, Maxine Gets a Job by Alexandra Garyn & Bryan Reisberg, and Heatwave by Lauren Redniss.

Older children will enjoy The Critter Club Collection (Books 1-8) by Callie Barkley, The Young Green Witch’s Guide to Plant Magic by Robin Rose Bennett, Happiness According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney, The Galaxy of Whales by Heather Fawcett, Telephone of the Tree by Alison McGhee, and The (Mostly) True Story of Cleopatra’s Needle by Dan Gutman.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Fervor by Toby Lloyd, Flash Back by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen, When We Were Silent by Fiona McPhillips, While the Town Slept by William W. Johnstone, Our Little Secret by Lisa Jackson, Toward the Dawn by Mary Connealy, Assassins Anonymous by Rob Hart, Resurrection by Danielle Steel, Six Truths and a Lie by Ream Shukairy, Hula by Jasmin Íolani Hakes, Knife River by Justine Champine, I Hope This Finds You Well by Natalie Sue, Trust Her by Flynn Berry, Same As It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo, Enlightenment by Sarah Perry, Don’t Let the Devil Ride by Ace Atkins, The Wide Wide Sea by Hampton Sides, The Final Acot of Juliette Willoughby by Ellery Lloyd, and The Coast Road by Alan Murrin.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

 

Allen County Public Library News – July 10, 2024 2024-07-11T14:15:37+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – July 3, 2024

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day. Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

Adventure begins at your library, and we have several summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults.  Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

New books for children include:  As the Seas Rise by Angela Quezada Padron, Five Stories by Ellen Weinstein, The Man in the Tree and the Brand New Start by Carl Laferton and Catalin Echeverri, A Day in the Life: Snakes by Christian Cave, My Best Friend’s Bangles by Thushanthi Ponweera, Building a Beak by Becca McMurdie, Mushrooms Know by Kallie George and Sara Gillingham, Cocoa The Tour Dog by Stick Figure and Adam Mansbach, Come Again, Pelican by Don Freeman, This Table by Alex Killian, Look by Gabi Snyder, and I’m Glad for Where I Am by Rachel Cruze.

Older children will enjoy: They Call Me No Sam! by Drew Day Walt, Jurassic Jeff: Space Invader by Royden Lepp, Cloud Puppy by Kelly Leigh Miller, Ava Lin: Best Friend by Vicky Fang, and Disney Agent Stitch: The Menace at the Mall by Steve Behling,  

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Camino Ghosts by John Grisham, Indian Burial Ground by Nick Medina, Butter by Asako Yuzuki, The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey, Ghosted by Nancy French, Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz, Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina, American Daughters by Piper Huguley, The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson, Community Board by Tara Conklin, Weekends with You by Alexandra Paige, Mania by Lionel Shriver. The Twilight Garden by Sara Nisha Adams, Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo, Market for Murder by Heather Graham, Some Murders in Berlin by Karen Robards, Proof by Fern Michaels, How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang, Malas by Marcela Fuentes, Colton Gentry’s Third Act by Jeff Zentner, Kilt Trip by Alexandra Kiley, and Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera.

New large-print books include: Board to Death by C.J. Connor, A Fatal Groove by Olivia Blacke, The Diva Goes Overboard by Krista Davis, Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney, Blind Dog Canyon by Brett Cogburn, Tales of Western Trail by White County Creative Writers, Guns of the Vigilantes by William W. Johnstone, We’ve Got Issues by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., and What Would Regan Do? by Chris Christie with Ellis Henican.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Lessons from the Climate Anxiety Counseling Booth by Kate Schapira, The Farmer’s Wife: My Life in Days by Henlen Rebanks, Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent by Judy Dench, Dying of Politeness: A Memoir by Geena Davis, and The Perilous Fight: Overcoming Our Culture’s War on the American Family by Dr. Ben Carson with Candy Carson.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library News – July 3, 2024 2024-07-05T13:57:16+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – June 26, 2024

 The library will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th. Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Calling all crafters. Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects, or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

Adventure begins at your library, and we have special Summer Reading programs for children, teens, and adults. Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose, and kids who turn in their reading logs on time will earn gift cards to Sonic and Dairy Queen, thanks to the Friends of the Library.

New books for children include:  Zoom! Zoom! by Lola M. Schaefer, Go.Go! Dino! by Kaz Windness, Orris and Timble: The Beginning by Kate Dicamillo, You Grow, Girl! by Rose Rossner, Forever Fairies: Coco Twinkles by Maddy Mara, The Great Outdoors by Yuli Yav, Black & White in Color by Tana Hoban, The First Day of May by Henrique Coser Moreira, Everyone Starts Small by Liz Garton Scanlon, While You’re Asleep by Emmy Kastner, Otter Loves Halloween! by Sam Garton, The Shadow The Ghost by Cat Min, What Makes us Human by Victor D.O. Santos, The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander, Mountain of Fire by Rebecca E. F. Barone,  and Keep It Like a Secret by John David Anderson.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: City in Ruins by Don Winslow, The Prophet and the Idiot by Jonas Jonasson, Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson, First Frost by Craig Johnson, Missing White Woman by Kellye Garrett, My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor, The Devil’s Fortress by Dale Brown, What the Mountains Remember by Joy Callaway, Clear by Carys Davies, The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane, The Beautiful People by Michelle Gable, One of Us Knows by Alyssa Cole, Southern Man by Greg Iles, Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss, Christa Comes Out of Her Shell by Abbi Waxman, and The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann,

New large-print books for adults include: One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware, Mind Games by Nora Roberts, Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghan, A Northern Light in Provence by Elizabeth Birkelund, The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Lovers and Liars by Amanda Eyre Ward, The Guncle Abroad by Steven Rowley, and Swift River by Essie Chambers.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library News – June 26, 2024 2024-06-27T17:10:50+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – June 19, 2024

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects, or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

Adventure begins at your library, and we have special summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults.  Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

Kids are invited to see Barry Mitchell and his puppets, misadventures, on Tuesday, June 25, at 1:00 a.m.

Teens are invited to Teen Survival Trivia on Monday, June 24 at 1:00 pm.

New books for children include: Ursula Upside Down by Corey R. Tabor, Sandcastles Are Forever by Ellie Peterson, Chloë and Maude by Sandra Boynton, The Curious Why by Angela DiTerlizzi, The City Sings Green & Other Poems About Welcoming Wildlife by Erica Silverman and Ginnie Hsu, Dr. Color Monstor and the Emotions Toolkit by Anna Llenas, The Worry-Worry Whale and the Classroom Jitters by Deborah Diesen, A Family Tree by Staci Lola Drouillard, Feelings are Wild by Sophy Williams, I’m Proud of You by Craig Melvin, Amulet: Wave Rider by Kazu Kibuishi, Patrick Wigglesworth’s Bizarre Bible Adventure: Over My Head by Liz and Jack Hagler, The King of the World by Ben Clanton, Sona and the Golden Beasts by Rajani LaRocca, and Force of Nature by Ann E. Burg.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez, I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger, If Something Happens to Me by Alex Finlay, A Short Walk Through A Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke, Days of Wonder by Caroline Leavitt, Granite Harbor by Peter Nichols, Nothing But the Bones by Brian Panowich, Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda, Clete by James Lee Burke, The Song of Sourwood Mountain by Ann H. Gabhart, The Inmate by Freida McFadden, Here We Go Again by Alison Cochrun, Tourist Season by Brenda Novak, and Midnight Harbor by Davis Bunn.

New larg-print books include: If the Boot Fits by Karen Witemeyer, Never Fall Again by Lynn H. Blackburn, Set in Stone by Kimberley Woodhouse, The Ark and the Dove by Jill Eileen Smith, Until Then by Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall, Letters From My Sister by Valerie Fraser Luesse, Of Love and Treason by Jamie Ogle, This Smmer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune, Lone Oaks Crossing by Janet Dailey, Summers at the Saint by Mar Kay Andrews A Short Walk Through a Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke, Extinction by Douglas Preseton, and The Heist by Clive Cussler.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Welcoming Your Puppy from Planet Dog by Kathy Callahan, CPDT-KA, The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell, Secrets of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery, and The Fixer: Moguls, Mobsters, Movie Stars, and Marilyn by Josh Young and Manfred Westphal, All You Need is Love: The Beatles In Their Own Words by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines. All That Happiness Is by Adam Gopnik, and Rebel Rising by Rebel Wilson.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – June 19, 2024 2024-06-21T11:30:13+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – June 12, 2024

 The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Adventure begins at your library, and summer reading registration is open for children, teens, and adults. Everyone who signs up will have the chance to win prizes. Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging them to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

On Monday, June 17th, at 1:00 p.m., teens are invited to Ghost Adventures. The manager of Otagon Hall will present a program telling teens about the history of Octagon Hall and why he speculates some of the people who died on its grounds may still roam the Hall today.

On Tuesday, June 18th, at 1:00, kids are invited to Cave Adventures for a virtual tour of Mammoth Cave National Park. During the tour, park rangers will describe Mammoth Cave’s natural and human history.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: The Suitcase by Daniela Sosa, If You Could Spot a Shell by Aimée Sicuro, Finding Things by Kevin Henkes, The Pelican Can! by Toni Yuly, Hornbeam Gets It Done by Cynthia Ayland and Arthur Howard, Joan of Art by Lesa Engelthaler, Summer: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, Let’s Go! by Julie Flett, Butt or Face? Revenge of the Butts by Kari Lavelle, Bird Rehearsal by Jonah Winter, You Are Loved by Sujean Rim, Shine by Bruno Valasse, Build-A-Bug by Sara Ball, Olive Blackwood Takes Action by Sonja Thomas, Camp Sylvania: Moon Madness by Julie Murphy and Crystal Maldonado, The Monarchs of Winghaven by Naila Moreira, Sam (Ira)’s Worst (Best) Summer by Nina Hamza, The Last Rhee Witch by Jenna Lee-Yun, Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum by Frank L. Cole and Beyond the Stars by Zohra Nabi, Pete the Cat for Class President by Kimberly & James Dean, Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing by Amy Hest.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Long Time Gone by Charlie Donlea, Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan, One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware, Lights, Camera, Bones by Carolyn Haines, Mind Games by Nora Roberts, You Like It Darker by Stephen King, Remedial Magic by Melissa Marr, The Book of Thorns by Hester Fox, The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray, Can’t Spell Treason without Tea by Rebecca Thorne, and Butcher by Joyce Carol Oates,

New books on the adult nonfiction shelf are Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice by Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Heritage Cooking in any Kitchen by Jill Winger, Koreaworld: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard, The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America by Tracie McMillan, and The Dead Don’t Need Reminding by Julian Randall.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

Allen County Public Library News – June 12, 2024 2024-06-13T16:18:01+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – June 5, 2024

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Our summer reading kickoff starts on First Friday, June 7, on the library’s front porch. Join us from 6-8 pm and register for Summer Reading. Adventure begins at your library, and we plan adventures for children, teens, and adults. On First Friday, kids can visit our photo booth, run the chalk obstacle course, join in a scavenger hunt, and more! Did you know the average child loses two months of reading skills over the summer? You can help avoid the slide by registering your child for Summer Reading and encouraging your child to read for twenty minutes daily. We have thousands of books from which to choose. There’s something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library.

On Tuesday, June 11, at 1:00 pm, kids are invited to Science Adventures with Jason Lindsey @ Hooked On Science. Kids will enjoy learning about science as he shows off some amazing activities and experiments.

Thanks to our Friends of the Library, we’re giving prizes to kids who register for summer reading and turn in their reading log by Friday, July 23, 2024. Kids can win a $5.00 Dairy Queen gift card and a $5.00 Sonic gift card.  If you can’t make it to First Friday, you can register online at www.allencountylibrary.com or stop by the library during our regular business hours.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: Summer is Here by Renée Watson, Brian The Lion Who Learned by Frances Stickley and Chris Chatterton, Gray by Laura Dockrill, Beach Bummer by Ryan T. Higgins, Daniel’s First Airplane Ride by Haley Hoffman, Angelina’s Cinderella by Katharine Holabird, I Hear a Búho by Raquel MacKay, Bunny’s Most Fabulous Vacation Ever! by Brian Fitzgerald, Terrible Horses by Ramond Antrobus and Ken Wilson-Max, Go and Get with Rex by David LaRochelle, Tree. Table. Book. by Lois Lowry, Gina and the Last City on Earth by Judd Winick, D & D Dungeon Academy: Last Best Hope by Madeleine Roux, Anzu and the Realm of Darkness by Mai K. Nguyen, Whatever After: Abby in Oz by Sarah Mlynowski, Always Anthony by Terri Libenson, The One and Only Family by Katherine Applegate, and Minecraft: Ghast in the Machine! by Mojang,

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Fortune Seller by Rachel Kapelke-Dale, We Must Not Think of Ourselves by Lauren Grodstein, This Other Eden by Paul Harding, Death Behind Every Door by Heather Graham, Ready or Not by Cara Bastone, Think Twice by Harlan Coben, Feline Fatale by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, Toxic Prey by John Sandford, Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade by Janet Skeslien Charles, The Stolen Child by Ann Hood, Exordia by Seth Dickinson, An Unfinished Murder by Jude Deveraux, Act of Defiance by Tom Clancy, Beans, Bourbon, and Blood by William W. Johnstone, Ghost Station by S.A. Barnes, With Each Tomorrow by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, and Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – June 5, 2024 2024-06-07T15:20:43+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 22, 2024

Unless it’s a holiday, the library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m. The library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

On Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m., we’re offering a class on using the embroidery machine to embroider a handkerchief. Registration is required, as space is limited.

New books for children include: Popo & Meimei Can Help by Cathy Wu, Bye Land, Bye Sea by René Spencer and Rodolfo Montalvo, We’re Having a Party (For Everyone!) by Katie Vernon, Signs of Hope: The Revolutionary Art of Sister Cority Kent by Mara Rockliff,  The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story by Rosanne Parry and Jennifer Thermes, Megatron is Put to the Test by Gloria Cruz, Dodo Dodgeball by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Election Day by Margaret McNamara, Nat the Cat Has a Snack by Jarrett Lerner, Little Purple Tractor by Erin Guendelsberger, Built to Last by Minh Lê and Dan Santat,  and With Dad by Richard Jackson.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry, The Good, The Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto, Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom, Finding Margaret Fuller by Allison Pataki, The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian, Mona of the Manor by Armistead Maupin, Lost Man’s Lane by Scott Carson, A Great Country by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson. Next of Kin by Hannah Bonam-Young, In the Shadow of the Greenbrier by Emily Matchar, In the Lives of the Puppets by J.J. Klune, The American Daughters by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Dead End by Nancy Mehl, and Play Dirty by Lora Leigh.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf:  One Way Back: A Memoir by Christine Blasey Ford, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidat, The Cut Flower Handbook by Lisa Mason Ziegler of the Gardener’s Workshop with Contributions by Jessica Graven, and The Rock Hounding Encyclopedia by Jackson Davis.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

Allen County Public Library News – May 22, 2024 2024-05-22T12:38:13+00:00

Allen County Public Library News – May 15, 2024

 

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and  Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

Hey there, all you mini-architects! Brace yourselves for the ultimate Lego showdown at “Lego My Library” on Saturday, May 18. The brick-building bonanza begins at 11:00 am.  Ms.  Abby has an epic building mission for all our Lego fans.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children this week include: Don’t Wash Winston by Ashley Belote, Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmwuy, A Place for Feelings by Corey Ann Haydu and Geeta Ladi, The Truth About the Couch by Adam Rubin, Two Together by Brendan Wenzel, Prehistoric Worlds: Stomp into the Epic Lands Ruled by Dinosaurs by Ashley Hall and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, Eyes, Nose, Belly, Toes by Krupa Bhojani Playforth, MD, Touch and Trace Nursery Rhymes: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Editors of Silver Dolphin Books, Joyful Song: A Naming Story by Lesléa Newman, and Too Many Golems by Jan Yolen and Maya Shleifer.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Unquiet Bones by Loreth Anne White, Flirty Little Secret by Jessica Lepe, The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft, The Morningside by Tea Obreht, Galway Confidential by Ken Bruen, The Haunting of Velkwood by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones, Jaded by Ela Lee, A Governess Guide to Passion and Peril by Manda Collins,  This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan, Hypnotized by Love by Sariah Wilson, Between Never and Forever by Shain Rose, Harmony by Helen Hardt, Until August by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Love Remedy by Elizabeth Everett, Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux, and Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair by Laura Piper Lee,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Garden Roses: Grace Rose Farm by Gracielinda Poulson, The Fragrant Flower Garden by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis, Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win On and Off the Field by Deon Sanders with Don Yaeger, The Heirloomist:  100 Treasures and the Stories They Tell by Shana Novak, and The Autoimmune Cure: Healing the Trauma and Other Triggers That Have Turned Your Body Against You by Sara Szal Gottfried, MD.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Then, you’ll be able to check out or download library materials. Also, please let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.

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Allen County Public Library News – May 8, 2024

The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K story hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and  Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.  We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

On Saturday, May 11, at 10:00 am, the Scottsville Art Guild is offering an occasion card-making workshop for children ages 6-12 at the library. Register under the events tab @ www.allencountylibrary.com. We appreciate the partnership with the Scottsville Art Guild.

Discover the endless possibilities of our Maker Space during Tinker Time every Friday at 2:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or just starting out, our equipment—a Poster Printer, Embroidery Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more—is at your disposal. Register online for project assistance, or drop by to explore the space and ask questions. Start your creative journey with us today.

New books for children include: Noura’s Crescent Moon by Zainab Khan, The Heart Never Forgets by Hayden Goodman, Can You Hear the Plants Speak? by Nicholas Hummingbird with Julya Wasson, My Lost Freedom by George Takei, Sundae with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele, The Spice Box by Meera Sriram, My Book of Horses and Ponies by DK Publishing, and Daddy Tell Me a Story by Kathleen Long Bostrom.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Wolf at the Table by Adam Rapp, In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander, Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood, Redwood Court by DeLana R.A. Dameron, The Lantern’s Dance by Laurie R. King, Can’t We Be Friends by Denny S. Bryce & Eliza Knight, Sylvia’s Second Act by Hillary Yablon, The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan, 2054 by Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis, Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange, Murder in the Tea Leaves by Laura Childs, Voice of the Ancient by Connilyn Cossette, A Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz, The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple by Joanna Davison Politano, While the City Sleeps by Elizabeth Camden, and Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Somehow: Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott, Raising Mentally Strong Kids by Daniel G. Amen, MD and Charles Fay, PhD, The Meateater: Outdoor Cookbook: Wild Game Recipes for the Grill, Smoker, Campstove, and Campfire by Steven Rinella with Krista Ruane, and Everyday Watercolor Seashores by Jenna Rainey.

Getting a free library card is easy. Call 270-237-3861 or visit us with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked mail. Once you have your card, a world of books, movies, and music will be at your fingertips. And remember, your voice matters. Let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you’d like to see in our collection. We’re here to make your library experience the best it can be.

 

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