Allen County Public Library News – November 29, 2023

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.

Starting in December, you can sign up for Tinker Time in our Maker Space. Register online for help with your projects or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment available includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

On Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 am, Ms. Mariah is teaching an acrylic art class for adults. Registration is required for this free program.

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 a part of your weekly routine.

New books for children include: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree by Vikki VanSickle and Miki Sato, Painting with Bob Ross For Kids by Bob Ross, Inc., Down the Hole by Scott Slater and Adam Ming, Thankful by Eileen Spinelli, Little People, Big Dreams by Leo Messi, Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Lost Christmas! by Alastair Heim, The Thankful Book by Todd Parr, My Little Sweet Boy by Hilary Duff, Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith, Lawrence & Sophia by Doreen Cronin & Brian Cronin, Fungi Grow by Maria Gianferrari, Mai and the Missing Melon by Sonoko Sakai, The Story Orchestra: The Planets by Jessica Courtney Tickle, Kevin Goes First by Hala Tahboub, Jawbreaker by Christina Wyman, Sparkle by Lakita Wilson, Paws: Priya Puts Herself First by Michele Assarasakorn and Nathan Fairbairn, Minecraft: Mobspotter’s Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to The mobs of Minecraft by Mojang AB and the Official Minecraft Team, and Minecraft: The Village by Max Brooks.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Alex Cross Must Die by James Patterson, The Ball at Versailles by Danielle Steel, The Lane that Leads to Christmas by Melanie Lageschulte, Inheritance by Nora Roberts, Finding Baby Holly by Holly Marie Christmas She Wrote by Ann Hazelwood, Tom Clancy: Command and Control by Marc Cameron, and Warrior of the Wind by Suyi Davies Okungbowa.

New large-print fiction books include: Christmas Presents by Lisa Unger, From a Far and Lovely Country by Alexander McCall Smith, The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab, The Corsican Shadow by Clive Cussler, Obsession by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles, and Starling House by Alix E. Harrow,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Thriving with Kidney Disease by Walter A. Hunt, Crochet Impkins by Megan Lapp, My Name is Barbara by Barbara Streisand, and Coaching Girls Sports by Julie Francis.

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.