Allen County Public Library News – November 1, 2023

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

If you’d like to learn to knit or crochet, join us for Strings ‘n Things on Wednesdays at 2:30. We’ll provide new participants with a starter kit. All you need to do is register for the program under our events tab and show up.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. 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 am. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ On Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. Home-school teens are invited to enrichment on Monday, November 13, at 2:00 pm. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 pm. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.

The Homeschool Coders meet the first Monday of each month at 2:00 pm. Space is limited to six students, so register today @ under the events tab.

The Teen Art Guild (T.A.G.) will meet on Tuesday, November 7 at 3:30 pm. If you have an interest in learning different art techniques, this is the group for you. Space is limited, so register online.

Join us for Pioneer Days on Friday, November 3, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 for First Friday. Kids can make a corn husk doll and play various pioneer-day games.

In November, our book clubs are reading, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, and The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up your copy today. Both book clubs meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Books on the Square meets at 2:00 pm, and There’s a Mystery at the Library meets at 5:00 pm.

New books for children include: The Lion Queen by Rina Singh, Red and Green by Lois Ehlert, Bompa’s Insect Expedition by David Suzuki and Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Cone Dog by Sarah Howden, Hey, Baby Girl! by Andrea Davis Pinkney, The Nose, Toes, and Tummy Book by Sally Nicholls, I Don’t Want to Read This Book Aloud by Max Greenfield, Kiki Kicks by Jane Yolen and Ariel Stemple, The Color Monster by Anna Llenas, The Welcome Home by Amy June Bates, One Upside-Downy Day by Renee Kurilla, How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? by Mac Barnett, I’m Going to Build a Snowman by Jashar Awan, On the Edge of the World by Anna Desnitskaya, The Stinky Wonkey Donkey by Craig Smith, Ask Uncle Jack: 100 Years of Wisdom by Uncle Jack and Damon Vonn, More Than a Little by M.H. Clark, How It Works: Digger by Molly Littleboy, Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman, Mazie’s Amazing Machines by Sheryl Haf, The King Penguin by Vanessa Roeder, and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: A House for Alice by Diana Evans, Wellness by Nathan Hill, Wildflower Falls by Denise Hunter, The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff, The Girl from the Red Rose Motel by Susan Beckham Zurenda, The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman, Saving Emma by Allen Eskens, The Longmire Defense by Craig Johnson, Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey, The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary, The Christmas Wager by Holly Cassidy, The Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman, A December to Remember by Jenny Baylins, The Christmas Café by Eliza Evans, The Ex-Mas Holidays by Zoe Allison, and Main Character Energy by Jamie Varon.

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, 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.