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 @ 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.