Library News for April 25, 2018

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It’s almost barbecue season! Learn about the history of American barbecue and sample flavorings from around the county on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Preschool children are invited to Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Homeschool Enrichment programs are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00, and Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. Saturday at 1:00 pm we offer Crafternoon for all school age children. Don’t wear your best clothes for Crafternoon because we are sure to make a mess.We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

On Thursday, May 3 at 5:00 PM, teens are invited to Perler Bead art.

New books for children this week include: The King of Bees by Lester L. Laminack, Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie, A Dog with Nice Ears by Lauren Child, This Story is For You by Greg Pizzoli, When I Grow Up by Tim Minchin, I Got It! by David Wiesner, Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith, The Smurf Menace by Peyo, Finn’s Fun Trucks: The Clean-Up Crew by Finn Coyle, Crown of Three: The Lost Real by J. D. Rinehart, Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge, Massively Epic Engineering Disasters by Sean Connolly, The Unflushables by Ron Bates, Rebound by Kwame Alexander, Into the Nightfell Wood by Kristin Bailey and The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science by Sean Connolly.

New books for young adults include:  The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine, Vengeance Road by Eric Bowman, What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber, Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer, Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen, Perfect by Cecelia Ahern, Scythe by Neal Shusterman, A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White, Unbecoming by Jenny Downham, 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac, and Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey The Fallen by David Baldacci, The First Family – Michael Palmer by Daniel Palmer, Tangerine by Christine Mangan, The Longest Silence by Debra Webb, Crimson Lake by Candice Fox, Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh, Fade to Black by David Rosenfelt, A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparow, The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry, The Broken Girls by Simone St. James, The Child by Fiona Barton, Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas, The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollnghurst, Girl in Disguise by Greer McAllster.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf:  KY Basketball Encylopedia: 100th Anniversary Edition by Jeff Bridgeman,  The Costume Making Guide by Svetlano Quindt, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin, Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer, and I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver.

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