Allen County Public Library News – November 9, 2022

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

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Parents/guardians may choose from three Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and  Thursday at 10:00 am and on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place. On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Home-School teens are invited to enrichment programs. 

If you are homebound, we are happy to make non-contact home deliveries. Call Ms. Delonda at 270-237-3861 if you need this service. 

On Friday, November 11, at 2:00 pm, everyone is invited to join us for a Veteran’s Day program with the local VFW Chapter.  

School-age children are invited to Lego My Library on Saturday, November 19, at 11:00 am. Miss Abby will have a fun build challenge ready for our builders.  

New books for children this week include: The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland’s Good Fortune by P.J. Lynch, Pete the Cat: Falling for Autumn by Kimberly & James Dean, Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson, Albie On His Way by Jutta Bauer, How to Draw a Happy Cat by Ethan T. Berlin, Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland, Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Ruchi Mhasane, Goodby Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak, and Wombat Said Come In by Carmen Agra Deedy. 

Older children will enjoy a collection by R.L. Stein: Goosebumps Most Wanted: The Lizard of Oz, Goosebumps SlappyWorld: The Dummy Meets the Mummy!, Goosebumps Hall of Horrors: Why I Quit Zombie School, Goosebumps SlappyWorld: Revenge of the Invisible Boy,  Goosebumps: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Goosebumps: Deep Trouble, Goosebumps HorrorLand: Revenge of the Living Dummy, and Goosebumps SlappyWorld: It’s Alive! It’s Alive!  

New books for young adults include: Find Me by Tahereh Mafi, Black Clover by Yŭki Tabata, I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers, How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy, Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi, A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo, On the Subject of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton, and Muted by Tami Charles. 

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Rules of Engagement by Stacey Abrams, Lessons by Ian McEwan, The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West, Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz, People Person by Candice Carty-Williams, The Bachelor and the Bride by Sarah M. Eden, All is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne The Magician by Colm Tóibín, The Return of the Gods by Jonathan Cahn, The Shadow Murders by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Only Child by Kayte Nunn, The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper, and Assembly by Natasha Brown.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide 2023 by Stephen Birnbaum, The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir by Paul Newman, What If  ? 2 by Randall Munroe, The Simply Happy Cookbook by Steve and Kathy Doocy, They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent by Sarah Kendzior, You’ve Been Chosen by Cynt Marshall, and Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love by Kendra Scott  

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