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    by Emily M | Nov 19, 2017

    Join us for a concert featuring holiday favorites by Smooth Edge 2!

    Who: Smooth Edge 2
    When: Sunday, December 3
    2:00 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater, Lower Level 2

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    by Audrey Clark | Nov 16, 2017

    New Books November 2017

    The following books are a selection of new arrivals at the Allen County Public Library.

    Fantasy & Science Fiction

    Jade City
    Fonda Lee
    11/7
    When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—utilize the magical properties of jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence on the island of Kekon.

    Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive)
    Brandon Sanderson
    11/14
    Taking refuge from the formidable Everstorm in the tower city of Urithiru, Dalinar and the Alethi forces join the newly raised Knights Radiant to explore the legendary city's mysteries and confront long-lost truths that challenge everything they believe.

    Future Home of the Living God
    Louise Erdrich
    11/14
    A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows the efforts of a pregnant woman who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

    Artemis
    Andy Weir
    11/14
    Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

    The City of Brass
    S.A. Chakraborty
    11/14
    A young con artist of unsurpassed talent inadvertently summons a mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, revealing the existence of true magic before the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom falls into her hands.

    Into the Drowning Deep
    Mira Grant
    11/14
    Victoria Stewart and her crew sail to the Mariana Trench in the hopes of discovering the fate of the Atargatis, which, along with its crew, including Victoria's sister, was lost at sea during the crew's attempt to film a mockumentary on ancient sea creatures of legend.

    Weave a Circle Round
    Kari Maaren
    11/28
    In this love letter to history, legend, and the power of stories that takes inspiration from Norse myth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge—a young woman is catapulted through time and space after she runs afoul of her eccentric neighbors.

    Penric’s Mission (World of the Five Gods)
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    11/30
    Sorcerer Penric, who is possessed by a clever chaos demon named Desdemona, has his clandestine mission of diplomacy to Cedonia upended when he finds himself gravely injured and imprisoned in the darkest of dungeons.

     

    General Fiction

    The Quantum Spy: A Thriller
    David Ignatius
    11/7
    CIA agent Harris Chang uncovers a mole in a top secret, American research lab racing to develop a quantum computer before China does.

    Bonfire
    Krysten Ritter
    11/7
    A young environmental lawyer returns to her small Indiana hometown to investigate pollution by a regional plastics giant--but settling old scores and healing old wounds weigh heavily on her mind.

    Heather, the Totality
    Matthew Weiner
    11/7
    Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they've created. 

    The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher)
    Lee Child
    11/7
    Spotting a hard-won women's West Point class ring in a pawn shop, Jack Reacher fights a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster to discover the truth about the ring and why its owner sold it.

    Typoon Fury (Oregon Files)
    Clive Cussler
    11/7
    When they are hired to track down a valuable art collection, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves sailing into a perfect storm involving a Filipino insurgency, a Japanese developed super-warrior drug, and a South African mercenary.

    Every Breath You Take (Under Suspicion)
    Mary Higgins Clark
    11/7
    Struggling with the departure of co-host Alex Buckley, television crime-solver Laurie Moran is teamed with a despised Ryan Nichols, who draws her into the cold case of a wealthy widow pushed to her death from the roof of a famous museum.

    The Noel Diary
    Richard Paul Evans
    11/7
    The latest holiday-themed novel by the best-selling author of The Christmas Box follows the experiences of a man who, in the wake of estrangements and losses, is given a chance to rewrite and rediscover his true past.

    In This Moment (Baxter Family)
    Karen Kingsbury
    11/7
    Risking his job by organizing an after-school bible-study program to combat local crime and gang activity, Indiana high school principal Wendell Quinn is delighted by the program's positive results, until a complaint renders him the subject of media speculation and a controversial lawsuit.

    End Game (Will Robie)
    David Baldacci
    11/14
    Returning home from an overseas mission to discover that his boss has gone missing in remote Colorado, Will Robie and his sometime partner, Jessica Reel, team up in an increasingly violent small town, where their lives are soon in jeopardy. 

    The Ballad of Black Bart
    Loren D. Estleman
    11/14
    A rivalry turns into a suspenseful duel of wits between a legendary Wells Fargo chief and a notorious stagecoach robber who between heists poses as an upper-class gentleman.

    The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk)
    Dean Koontz
    11/21
    Her husband dead and her son in hiding, rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk finds a connection between a schoolteacher's murderous, and ultimately suicidal, rampage; the teacher's secret journal; and a cabal of power players bent on controlling America.  

    Past Perfect
    Danielle Steel
    11/28
    Leaving their well-ordered Manhattan life to move to San Francisco triggers a collision between the past and present for a successful married couple who during a small earthquake experience visions of their new home's original inhabitants from a century earlier.      

    Tom Clancy Power and Empire (Jack Ryan)
    Marc Cameron
    11/28
    A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves U.S. President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options to control a series of attacks designed to sabotage peace negotiations.       

     

    Historical Fiction

    The Revolution of Marina M.
    Janet Fitch
    11/7
    A young woman of privilege coming of age in 1916 St. Petersburg finds her life and ambitions violently upended by historical events that find her joining the cause for workers' rights, falling in love with a radical poet and navigating devastating betrayals.

    Deadly Cure
    Lawrence Goldstone
    11/7
    In 1899 Brooklyn, Dr. Noah Whitestone is accused of prescribing a lethal dose of medicine that killed a 5-year-old boy, prompting him to joining forces with muckraking journalists to clear his name, find the origins of a deadly experimental drug from overseas and root out the real killer. 

    Mrs. Osmond
    John Banville
    11/7
    Presents a continuation of the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James' "The Portrait of a Lady," that finds her receiving an unexpected inheritance and married to a cruel man before returning to her home in Italy at the side of an unexpected companion.

    A Darker Sea
    James L. Haley
    11/14
    A naval saga by the award-winning author of The Shores of Tripoli chronicles the period leading up to the War of 1812 from the perspective of brig commander Bliven Putnam, who disrupts British merchant shipping before an encounter with an old nemesis leads to a reunion and helps set the stage for one of the war's most infamous battles.

    Secrets of Cavendon
    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    11/21
    In the summer of 1949, a new generation running Cavendon Hall is torn by scandal, intrigue, and romantic betrayals that force the Inghams and Swanns to protect each other from unimaginable threats.

    A Hope Divided (Loyal League)
    Alyssa Cole
    11/28
    The Civil War has turned neighbor against neighbor—but for scientist-spy and free black woman Marlie Lynch and philosophical Union soldier she helps to hide, war could bind them together when they must go on the run on the Underground Railroad to escape a common enemy.

    Mystery & Detective

    A Christmas Return
    Anne Perry
    11/7
    After receiving a strange package that sparks memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered a friendship, Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconnecting with her former friend and solving the crime.

    City of Lies
    Victoria Thompson
    11/7
    Using her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains, Elizabeth Miles hides among a group of privileged women and bonds with an honest man while outmaneuvering a nemesis who blames her for his losses.

    The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency)
    Alexander McCall Smith
    11/7
    Investigating the case of a woman wrongfully dismissed from her job, Precious Ramotswe discovers information that causes her to rethink her views about the case before meeting a local nurse who shares her unusual surname.

    Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum)
    Janet Evanovich
    11/14
    Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man, a case that is complicated by the return of the hunky but reckless Diesel.

    Count to Ten: A Private Novel
    James Patterson
    11/14
    Summoned by the head of the world's top investigation agency to join a new office in Delhi, former Private India head Santosh Wagh struggles to set aside his personal demons before tackling a case involving murderously corrupt authorities and human remains found at a government site.

    Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
    P.D. James
    11/14
    An anthology of six previously uncollected stories by the author of Death Comes to Pemberley explores the memories, emotional machinations, rationalizations, dreams and desires of people who get away with the perfect murder or who help keep information about a killing secret.

    The People vs. Alex Cross
    James Patterson
    11/20
    Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Alex Cross is wrongly portrayed as a trigger-happy corrupt cop while he struggles to prove to a skeptical jury and dwindling supporters that his actions were in self-defense. 

    The Man in the Crooked Hat
    Harry Dolan
    11/28
    Having spent two years searching for the man he believes murdered his wife, private investigator Jack Pellum follows a bewildering message to a winding trail of unsolved murders and a philosophical man with a dark and secret past.

     

    Romance

    Lies Jane Austen Told Me

    Julie Wright
    11/7
    A fan of Jane Austen's novels, Emma Pierce is ready to fall in love with her Mr. Darcy. But then she falls in love with her ex-boyfriend's brother and learns that maybe romance isn't quite as easy Jane promised her it would be.

    Blue Ridge Sunrise
    Denise Hunter
    11/7
    Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she'd never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe---a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    American Drifter
    Heather Graham
    11/14
    A young U.S. Army veteran suffering from PTSD drifts around Brazil, struggling to make peace with the world's illogical elements before fatefully falling in love with a gangster's mistress.

    Refuge Cove
    Janet Dailey
    11/28
    A bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son.

     

    Nonfiction

    The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
    Peter Wohlleben
    11/7
    The best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees presents a revelatory exploration of the diverse emotional intelligence of animals as demonstrated in vibrant stories about loving pigs, cheating magpies, scheming roosters and more. 

    Obama: An Intimate Portrait
    Pete Souza
    11/7
    A visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer, includes images documenting the most consequential hours of the Obama administration as well as the 44th President's encounters with world leaders, cultural figures and family members.

    It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree
    A.J. Jacobs
    11/7
    The best-selling author of The Year of Living Biblically traces his three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

    Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
    Dan Ariely
    11/07
    Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.

    You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)
    Alec Baldwin
    11/07
    A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the 45th President's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers and world-changing decisions.

    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
    Nadia Murad
    11/7
    A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee traces the harrowing and ultimately inspiring story of her captivity by the Islamic State, describing how militants massacred the people of her Iraqi farming village, killing most of her family members and forcing her into prostitution before she escaped and became an advocate for human rights.

    What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
    Dan Rather
    11/7
    In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.

    Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
    Joe Biden
    11/14
    The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

    Higher Is Waiting
    Tyler Perry
    11/14
    The cinematic innovator behind Tyler Perry Studios traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career, in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.

    Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook
    Joseph Mercola and Pete Evans
    11/14
    Natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and superstar Australian chef Pete Evans join forces in this companion to the best-selling Fat for Fuel.

    Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs
    Rachel Jeffs
    11/14
    The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

    Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
    Timothy Ferriss
    11/21
    Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world’s highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice.

     

    Teen Books

    Renegades
    Marissa Meyer
    11/7
    In a ruined world where humans with extraordinary abilities have become the world's champions of justice, a vengeance-seeking girl and a justice-seeking boy team up against a villain who has the power to destroy everything they have worked to protect.

    War of Cards
    Colleen Oakes
    11/7
    The conclusion to the Queen of Hearts series that reimagines the story of the infamous Wonderland queen.

    Follow Me
    Sara Shepard
    11/7
    The second book in The Amateurs series about four teen detectives.

    Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
    Aly Raisman
    11/14
    The true story of the gold-medal-winning gymnast who has competed in two Olympics.

    No Saints In Kansas
    Amy Brashear
    11/14
    A fictional retelling of the murders that inspired Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”

    Children’s Books

    Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me
    Pendred Noyce
    11/1
    Mosquitoes don't bite Nala Simiyu. It's part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But when a schoolmate's father--who happens to head up a large drug company--learns of Nala's special power, the excitement begins.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
    Jeff Kinney
    11/7
    Book twelve in the popular series about Greg Heffley.

    Supergirl: Age of Atlantis
    Jo Whittemore
    11/7
    An all-new Supergirl story based on the television series.

    Goldeline
    Jimmy Cajoleas
    11/14
    Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Thickety, this spellbinding story follows a young girl named Goldeline on an adventure through a fairy tale forest filled with dark and wondrous magic.

    Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    11/21
    Written especially for young readers, the basketball legend focuses on the relationships he had with his father and his basketball coaches.

     

    Picture Books

    It’s Shoe Time
    Bryan Collier
    11/7
    An early reader that turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair.

    Before She Was Harriet
    Lesa Cline-Ransome
    11/7
    The story of Harriet Tubman told in beautiful verse and gorgeous images.

    Read the Book, Lemmings!
    Ame Dyckman
    11/7
    Aboard the S.S. Cliff, First Mate Foxy reads an interesting fact: "Lemmings don't jump off cliffs." But Foxy can't get the lemmings on the Cliff to read his book, too. They're too busy jumping off.

    Inky’s Great Escape
    Casey Lyall
    11/7
    Based on a true story, this tale follows a daring, Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act yet.

    The Boy and the Whale 
    Mordicai Gerstein
    11/21
    A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net.

    by Audio Reading Service | Nov 10, 2017

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    Vicki Eber has been working with individuals to manage pain and stress for over a decade.

    Pyramid…Seated half-moon…Warrior poses… Audio Reading Service listeners can now build their core strength and flexibility from their head to their toes. Each Monday and Thursday morning at 8:00 am, we broadcast Gentle Yoga and Movement with Vicki Eber. Our listeners are guided through postures that are centering and grounding, with an emphasis on breath and alignment while listening to the body’s wisdom.

    From massage to yoga and meditation, certified wellness coach Vicki Eber enjoys seeking solutions from every aspect of the individual, and utilizing every tool she’s obtained in her education and experience to help others carve out their path to wellness. It is Vicki’s belief that anyone can achieve a balanced life, no matter where they are in their journey.  

    by Dawn S | Nov 01, 2017
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    Join us for our first annual Winter Book Sale! Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

    Paperbacks $0.50

    Hardbacks $1.00

    Oversize $2.00

    Media $3.00

    New Haven
    Tuesday January 2
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Little Turtle
    Saturday December 9
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Monroeville
    Thursday January 11 and Friday January 12
    10:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Dupont
    Monday January 15
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Georgetown
    Monday January 15
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Grabill
    Monday January 15
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Tecumseh
    Wednesday January 17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Waynedale
    Wednesday January 17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Pontiac
    Thursday January 18
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Woodburn
    Thursday January 18
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Shawnee
    Saturday January 20
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Monday January 22
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Hessen Cassel
    Thursday January 25
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Aboite
    Saturday January 27
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    by Audio Reading Service | Oct 10, 2017

    Hand swipes digital version of the News-Sentinel, no longer available in print.

    At the Audio Reading Service, our purpose is to broadcast local newspapers, magazines, and more, for anyone with challenges to reading traditional print. As a part of that, we have been broadcasting volunteers reading both the Journal Gazette and the News-Sentinel for nearly 40 years.

    This week, we turn a new page – or maybe swipe to a new page? – as the News-Sentinel goes all digital.

    Our staff and volunteers have been working together closely, to continue to bring our listeners with reading challenges the same content as those who receive a paper copy of the Journal Gazette at their homes, or read the News-Sentinel online.

    As we make this transition, there will inevitably be modifications as new information and content becomes available, but we remain dedicated to bringing our listeners as seamless an experience as possible.

    We stand by our ongoing commitment to provide the information and features our listeners are looking for in both of our live broadcasts: the morning reading of the Journal Gazette, and the afternoon news featuring the News-Sentinel.

    If you or anyone you know has any questions or concerns about this transition, or if you are interested in finding out more about the Audio Reading Service, please contact us at 260-421-1376 or email AudioReadingService@acpl.info

    by Community Engagement | Oct 03, 2017
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    The following books are a selection of new arrivals at the Allen County Public Library.

    Fantasy & Science Fiction

    From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)
    Renee Ahdieh
    10/03
    A collection of short stories and illustrations by some of today's best-selling authors and trend-setting artists commemorates the Star Wars franchise's 40th anniversary and includes contributions by such notables as Meg Cabot, John Jackson Miller and Nnedi Okorafor.

    The Book of Swords
    Gardner Dozois (Editor)
    10/10
    An anthology of original fantasy tales by some of today's leading genre masters includes contributions by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix, Cecelia Holland, and Elizabeth Bear.

    Children of the Fleet
    Orson Scott Card
    10/10
    A highly anticipated latest solo Ender novel finds Fleet School hopeful Dabeet Ochoa discovering his mysterious connection to the Fleet when he is approached for recruitment by Colonel Graff.

    Hiddensee
    Gregory Maguire
    10/31
    The best-selling author of Wicked presents an imaginative tale rooted in early 19th-century German Romanticism that explores parallels between the origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.

    General Fiction

    Winter Solstice
    Elin Hilderbrand
    10/3
    Preparing for a particularly joyful holiday season after Bart's safe return from Afghanistan, the Quinn family members count their blessings, from Kevin's marriage to Patrick's rehabilitation, only to encounter unexpected challenges.

    What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror (John Dies at the End #3)
    David Wong
    10/03
    Investigating the activities of a shapeshifting entity that is snatching local kids, friends Dave, John, and Amy are challenged to navigate an uproariously convoluted maze of illusions, incompetence, and lies.

    Without Merit
    Colleen Hoover
    10/3
    Tired of living a life surrounded by lies, Merit Voss reveals the dark secrets of her outwardly happy family before she leaves them behind, only to be confronted by the consequences of her decision when her escape plan fails.

    The Rules of Magic
    Alice Hoffman
    10/10
    A prequel to the best-selling Practical Magic traces the story of the children of Susanna Owens, who, in spite of their mother's fierce edicts against witchcraft, develop powerful abilities while struggling to escape the family curse that leads to tragedy if they fall in love.

    The Floating World
    Morgan C. Babst
    10/17
    When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act.

    Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
    Joe Hill
    10/24
    A collection of four chilling horror novellas by the award-winning author of "The Fireman", including "Snapshot," which features a tattooed thug who can wipe out bits of your memory with a simple click of his Polaroid Instant Camera.


    Historical Fiction

    Manhattan Beach
    Jennifer Egan
    10/3
    Years after she is placed in the hands of a stranger vital to her family's survival, Anna takes a job at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during the war while meeting with the man who helped them and learning important truths about her father's disappearance.

    In the Midst of Winter
    Isabel Allende
    10/31
    A minor traffic accident becomes a catalyst for an unexpected bond among a human rights scholar in Brooklyn, his Chilean tenant, and an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who explore the difficulties of immigrants and refugees.

     

     Mystery & Detective

    Origin
    Dan Brown 
    10/03
    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon navigates a dangerous intersection of humanity's two most enduring questions, interweaving codes, science, religion and other disciplines before making a paradigm-shifting discovery.

    The Stolen Marriage
    Diane Chamberlain
    10/03
    Ending her engagement to the love of her life to marry her unborn child's father, Tess quickly discovers she is trapped in a union with a secretive man and is treated with suspicion by her neighbors when a local girl dies in an accident.

    The Witches’ Tree (Agatha Raisin #28)
    M.C. Beaton
    10/03
    Investigating the cruel murder of an elderly spinster whose body was discovered hanged from tree at the edge of their small village, Agatha Raisin tackles an escalating mystery that risks both her reputation and her life.

    Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers Novel #10)
    John Sandford
    10/17
    When a woman, with connections to a high school class of twenty years ago, is found frozen in a block of ice, Virgil Flowers returns to Trippton, Minnesota to investigate, uncovering years of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

    Killing Season
    Faye Kellerman
    10/17
    A young man's investigation into the death of his sister draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer. 

    Pulse
    Felix Francis
    10/17
    When a smartly dressed man dies in the hospital after being found unconscious at a local racetrack, doctor Chris Reynolds, a specialist struggling with mental health challenges, searches for the victim's identity and clues about what happened only to be targeted by a ruthless killer.

    Quick & Dirty (Stone Barrington Novel #43)
    Stuart Woods
    10/24
    When a beautiful new client seeks out Stone Barrington, he becomes entangled in the rarefied and intricate world of the art business, where mistakes are costly and trouble lurks beneath the exclusive veneer.

    Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch Novel #20)
    Michael Connelly
    10/31
    An investigation into the murder of a young pharmacist leads Harry Bosch and San Fernando's detective squad into the big-business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse at the same time an old case from Bosch's days with the LAPD returns to haunt him. 

    Romance

    Merry and Bright
    Debbie Macomber
    10/03
    Merry is skeptical when her mother and brother create an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, but she decides to give it a try and finds herself chatting with an endearing match who turns out to be someone she recognizes.

    A Plain Leaving (Sisters of Lancaster County #1)
    Leslie Gould
    10/03
    Returning for her father's funeral, Jessica faces the Amish life--and love--she left behind years prior. Struggling with regrets, she learns about the life of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor who confronted some of the same choices she has. Will Jessica find peace during her visit, along with the resolution she hopes for?

    The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
    Bethany Turner
    10/03
    Steamy romance writer Sarah Hollenbeck's career is at its peak, but reconciling her writing with her newfound faith proves more difficult than she imagined--and falling for her pastor doesn't make things any easier.

    Fairytale
    Danielle Steel
    10/10
    When her idyllic life on her family's Napa Valley vineyard is shattered by her mother's sudden death, a young Stanford graduate finds herself at the mercy of a cold-hearted stepfamily at the same time that she bonds with her stepmother's kind mother and a loving friend from her childhood.

    Lilac Lane (Chesapeake Shores #14)
    Sherryl Woods
    10/17
    A proud woman, reeling from the loss of the first man she was able to love decades after the abandonment of her husband, is urged to return to her Virginia home to help run an Irish pub, where she clashes with an equally strong-minded chef who shares many of her heartaches.

    Short Stories

    Fresh Complaint: Stories
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    10/03
    This first collection of short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winner includes the tales of a failed poet-turned-embezzler, a young traveler seeking enlightenment, and a high schooler whose drastic decision upends a British physicist's life.

    Uncommon Type: Some Stories
    Tom Hanks
    10/17
    The two-time Oscar winner presents a first collection of short fiction that includes the stories of a bowling champion who fears his celebrity has ruined his love of the game and an eccentric billionaire and faithful assistant who, while searching for acquisitions, discover romance and real life in a down-and-out motel.

    Tell Tale: Short Stories
    Jeffrey Archer
    10/24
    A highly anticipated next collection of short tales by the acclaimed author features a series of protagonists reflecting the author's experiences with the people he has met and the cultures he has visited throughout the past decade.

    Suspense

    Mind Game
    Iris Johansen
    10/24
    Searching for a long-missing treasure in Scotland, Jane MacGuire experiences vivid dreams of a girl in danger at the same time she reconnects with a volatile ex and is confronted by stunning changes in the lives of those closest to her.

    The Rooster Bar
    John Grisham  
    10/24
    After three law-school students they realize they’ve fallen for a scam at the hands of a New York City hedge fund operator, they set out for revenge.

    Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier
    Mark Frost
    10/31
    A sequel to the best-selling The Secret History of Twin Peaks bridges former and current storylines while sharing insights into mysteries raised by the new series, providing character histories, behind-the-scenes details and insider commentary on the latest plots.

    Nonfiction

    Ali: A Life
    Jonathan Eig
    10/3
    An unauthorized portrait of the iconic champion fighter, arguing that race was a central theme in Muhammad Ali's career, faith and advocacy work and that his political beliefs and neurological health shaped his complex character.

    From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
    Caitlin Doughty
    10/03
    The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes aims to expand readers' sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity.

    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
    10/3
    A compelling portrait of the historic Barack Obama era, combining new and annotated essays from the National Book Award-winning author, includes the articles, "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations" as well as two new pieces on the Obama administration and what is coming next.

    Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    Liza Mundy
    10/10
    Documents the pivotal contributions of more than 10,000 American women who served as codebreakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war and saved countless lives, in an account that also reveals the strict practice of secrecy that nearly erased their efforts from history.

    Grant
    Ron Chernow
    10/10
    A meticulously researched portrait of the complicated Civil War general and 18th President, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration and the rise and fall of his fortunes.

    American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
    Nate Blakeslee
    10/17
    An account of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, describes how conservationists managed to restore the species, after it was nearly hunted to extinction, and the ensuing debates over America's western regions.

    Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff
    Chip Gaines
    10/17

    Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    Scott Kelly
    10/17
    A memoir by the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station shares candid reminiscences of his voyage, his colorful formative years, and the off-planet journeys that shaped his early career.

    Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It
    Joel Fuhrman
    10/17
    The revered nutrition expert and PBS personality examines the role of fast and processed foods in the nation's health crisis while outlining specific recommendations for long-term solutions, sharing complementary meal plans and recipes.

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Walter Isaacson
    10/17
    Draws on da Vinci's notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master's art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci's genius was based on ordinary qualities, including curiosity and imagination.

    Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir
    Amy Tan
    10/17
    The best-selling author of such novels as The Joy Luck Club presents an intimate memoir on her life as a writer that explores formative experiences from her childhood and her evolving perspectives on the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.

    An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice
    Khizr Khan
    10/24
    The Pakistani immigrant-turned-U.S. citizen and Gold Star parent documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, discussing the need to respond to challenges in modern society and advocate for what is most important.

    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
    Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
    10/24
    A high-energy portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British.

    I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
    Matt Taibbi
    10/24
    The best-selling author of The Divide presents an exploration into the roots and aftermath of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the police in 2014, sharing insights into the ensuing nationwide series of protests that reinforced the "Black Lives Matter" movement and transformed American politics.

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives
    Ree Drummond
    10/24
    A collection of recipes that provide for the needs of today's busy families, outlining a wide range of quick-prepare, nutritious and satisfying options for every meal of the day.

     

    Teen Books

    The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)
    Rick Riordan
    10/03
    Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies.

    Before the Devil Breaks You (Diviners #3)
    Libba Bray
    10/03
    After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror, the King of Crows.

    All the Crooked Saints
    Maggie Stiefvater
    10/10In 1960s' Colorado, three cousins long to change the future: Beatriz wants to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who runs a renegade radio station.

    Turtles All the Way Down
    John Green
    10/10
    Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

    The Book of Dust
    Philip Pullman
    10/19
    Renowned storyteller Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure—a work in three parts—in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play a part.

    Children’s Books

    The War I Finally Won
    Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    10/03
    This sequel to Bradley's Newbery Honor-winning "The War that Saved My Life" continues Ada's World War II journey as new challenges force her to figure out who she really is now that she's free.

    Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race
    Chris Grabenstein
    10/17
    Mr. Lemoncello's new fact-finding game puts Kyle in a race to uncover facts about famous Americans.

    Spy School: Secret Service
    Stuart Gibbs
    10/10
    Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is assigned to protect the president from an assassination attempt in his first solo mission, but he may be in over his head.

    My Brigadista Year
    Katherine Paterson
    10/10
    Follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.

    Little Bigfoot, Big City (Littlest Bigfoot #2)
    Jennifer Weiner
    10/31
    The second book a trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.

    Picture Books

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
    Dan Santat
    10/3
    Now terrified of heights after his fall, Humpty Dumpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

    The Bad Mood and the Stick
    Lemony Snicket
    10/3
    Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.

    La La La: A Story of Hope
    Kate DiCamillo
    10/3
    This nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend.

    The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
    Mac Barnett
    10/10
    A story of cooperation and creative cuisine about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf.

    Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    Gris Grimly
    10/10
    Inspired by his son's love for the song, and his own family's farming history, this stunning book offers a new version with an unexpected twist.

    by Emily M | Sep 28, 2017

    Craft Cafe is a wonderful opportunity to get together with other craft lovers!  This is an informal gathering where we work on our individual craft projects, socialize, drink coffee, and admire each other's creations.  Bring your latest knitting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, or other craft project and join us the second Thursday of each month!
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    by Community Engagement | Aug 25, 2017
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    Join us for an exciting new lecture series this Fall, featuring speakers from the University of Saint Francis. Our Aboite branch is hosting four unique lectures that focus on diverse, engaging topics.

    September 6 - 7:00 pm

    "Heroes, Heroin, and Horror: How the War on Drugs Was Interpreted through 1970s Horror"

    Presented by: Dr. Ashleigh Hardin, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing
     
    President Richard Nixon declared War on Drugs in 1971. This declaration coincided not only with the American public’s increasing dissatisfaction with the war in Vietnam, but also with a “golden age” of the horror genre. In this presentation, Dr. Hardin will explain how changes in approaches to treating addiction made new narratives of addiction and recovery available to drug warriors and horror novelists alike.

    October 4 - 7:00 pm

    "The Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Poetry in Contemporary America"

    Presented by: Dr. Michael Levan, Assistant Professor of English

    Almost like clockwork each April, journalists and bloggers will “celebrate” National Poetry Month by proclaiming poetry is dead. And while some reports suggest that readership for it is down, the democratization of poetry has led to an essential shift in contemporary American culture. More voices are being heard; more social and political concerns are being tackled. Focusing on the debut collections of several minority poets, this talk will argue that poetry is not only thriving but perhaps is the most necessary art being produced today.

    November 1 - 7:00 pm

    "The Framers’ View of the Presidency"

    Presented by: Dr. Thomas Schneider, Associate Professor and Program Director of Political Science

    The 2016 election brought new attention to an old question: What kind of office did the framers of the U.S. Constitution intend the presidency to be? This is a question that transcends partisan differences; it has to do with the nature of the office rather than the person who occupies it. I will consider the evidence that the Constitution itself supplies, then examine historical debates that have influenced later views of the presidency

    December 6 - 7:00 pm

    "The Role of Visual Images in the Emancipation Movement"

    Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf, Associate Professor of Art History

    From the very beginnings of the anti-slavery movement, visual images played an important role in disseminating ideas about slavery and freedom.  Ranging in media from jewelry to newspapers to photography, images of enslaved persons served as a powerful way to grab an audience’s attention. Moreover, these images had an affective appeal, in some cases not only showing graphic images of slaves being tortured and whipped, but also providing visual proof of the scars from those very abuses.

    As the subject of emancipation became more and more central to political debate after 1831, artists strove not only to depict cruelties of slave owners but also to emphasize the common humanity of the enslaved that should elicit sympathy in the heart of any viewer.  By the end of the Civil war and after, visual imagery of emancipation became celebratory of Northern righteousness.  This lecture will examine a variety of materials and media which played a role in the national discourse over emancipation, from its beginnings to its conclusion.



    by Communications & Development | Nov 21, 2016

    The Allen County Public Library offers a variety of incredible storytimes for all ages and stages! Check out the following link to see a calendar view of storytimes at all of our locations:

    Link to Calendar of ACPL Storytimes 

    Here are the titles and descriptions for the main storytimes we offer: 

    Baby Storytime
    Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth18 months and their caregivers.

    Toddler Storytime
    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active storytime!  Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. Designed for children 18 months3 years and their caregivers.

    Preschool Storytime
    Discover books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Everyone will read, sing, write, talk and play at this energetic storytime. Designed for children 36 years and their caregivers. 

    Family Storytime
    Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk and play!  This interactive storytime combines books, songs, rhymes and fun for all ages and stages. Designed for children of various ages and their caregivers. 

    Music and Movement Storytime
    Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2–6 years and their caregivers.

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016

    Check out the link below to browse a wide variety of classes offered through the ACPL Maker Labs!

    ACPL Maker Lab Classes

    by Communications & Development | Oct 20, 2016
    Interested in joining a book club? Check out the link below to see a variety of book clubs at select Allen County Public Library locations. Decide which one best fits your interests (and your schedule!)

    ACPL Book Clubs Calendar View