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    by Emily M | Apr 18, 2018

    Each month we feature the showing of an independent or foreign film as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series.  Join us on May 5 for the engaging documentary The Paris Opera, a behind-the-scenes look at the whirlwind logistics that are needed to put together the breathtaking performances and events at one of the world's most eminent performing arts institutions.

    What: The Paris Opera*
    When: Wednesday, May 2
    6:30 pm
    Where: Globe Room, Main Library
    Free admission, Ages 18 and up
    *In French and English with English subtitles

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    by Emily M | Apr 16, 2018

    In conjunction with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's April 28th performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony, the Allen County Public Library will be displaying photographs, lithographs, posters, and other documents related to the siege of Leningrad.  The exhibit will be located outside the Art, Music & Media Department at the Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne.  For information on the Library’s hours and additional details, please visit www.acpl.info or call (260) 421-1200.  The display will run through June 30.

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    by Emily M | Apr 14, 2018
    Freegal
    For the last several years, ACPL users have been able to access music at home on their computers or mobile devices for free using Freegal. Users can download five songs a week (and keep them forever!) and stream three hours of music per day.  For those of you who are already using Freegal, you may have noticed some recent changes to their website and app.

    Freegal's new interface is intuitive and clean, to support easier use. It's now simpler to explore Freegal's 15 million songs with over 100 curated playlists to meet every whim and mood. Previous users can use their same credentials as on the old site, and all playlists and stored music have been preserved.

    If you haven't had a chance to explore Freegal, now is a great time to check it out! 

    by Emily M | Apr 12, 2018
    hooplaHoopla is a fantastic way for ACPL patrons to access movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks from home on their computer or mobile device for free!  Like all technology, Hoopla is continually changing and we would like to keep you updated on a few recent and upcoming changes.   

    New Additions
    Hoopla now supports streaming to Amazon Fire TV 3rd Generation and Chromecast Ultra.

    In the next few weeks Hoopla will begin support for Amazon Alexa devices, including Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show.


    On the Way Out
    Hoopla is phasing out support for Apple iOS9 (including iPad Mini and iPhone 4s).  They are still working at this time but there will be no future updates.

    Hoopla is also eliminating support for Internet Explorer 11.  If you normally use Internet Explorer 11, Hoopla recommends using a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.


    If you've never tried Hoopla, now is a great time to give it a whirl!  Explore Hoopla here or talk to library staff for more information.


    by Emily M | Apr 10, 2018

    Join us for a showing of the movie Thor: Ragnarok!
    Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

    Doors open at 6:00 with cartoons playing before the show.
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    What: Thor: Ragnarok
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm
    Where: Main Library Theater
    Free admission.
    Rated PG-13

    by Community Engagement | Mar 30, 2018
    Donald Davidson

    Wednesday, April 11
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Allen County Public Library
    900 Library Plaza
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson is believed to be the only full-time historian employed at any race track in the world. Join us at our Main Library for a visit with Donald Davidson as he shares his valuable knowledge of the Indy 500. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    About Donald Davidson

    A passionate interest in the "500" since his early teens irresistibly drew the English-born-and-raised Davidson to the Speedway for a three-week visit in May 1964. Having committed to memory a plethora of trivial details during the seven years it took for him to save up for the trip, he was able to delight both active and retired participants with year-by-year recitations of their careers.

    He returned from England permanently the following May and was fortunate not only to be invited by the late Sid Collins to join the worldwide IMS Radio Network broadcast for race day, but also to secure employment with the United States Auto Club, where he was to remain as statistician and historian for the next 31 years. Officially becoming the Speedway's historian on January 1, 1998, he continues to serve on the Radio Network.

    For the greater part of each May since 1971, raconteur Davidson has hosted a popular racing trivia "call-in" program on radio station WIBC (now WFIN), and for many years he wrote a column for The Indianapolis Star during the month leading up to the race. Each spring between 1986 and 2016, he presented a four-night continuing-studies course of “500” history through the Indianapolis-based IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University) campus.
    Davidson is co-author of the Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500 and has contributed to countless other hardcover books on racing.

    He also has written numerous articles for AutoWeek, Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car and Driver and the Indianapolis 500 Yearbook. He has himself been the subject of feature articles in most of the aforementioned publications, as well as in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. He has also been profiled on ABC's "World News Tonight," and on race morning 2001 was interviewed live on CNN News. Two nights before the 1983 race, he was a live guest of Ted Koppel on ABC's "Nightline," along with Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti, while a brief interview with Russ Mitchell for CBS Evening News in 2011 was rebroadcast race morning on "CBS Sunday Morning" with Charles Osgood. 

    On May 27, 2010, Davidson was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and on October 3rd, 2013, he was similarly honored by the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. In May, 2016, the Indianapolis Star proclaimed Davidson one of the 100 most influential people in the history of the Indianapolis 500, and on May 20, Governor Mike Pence named him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the State of Indiana can bestow upon a civilian.

    by Community Engagement | Mar 29, 2018
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    “Lincoln, the Power of Pardon, and the 1862 Sioux Uprising”
    Presented by: Roger Billings


    Sunday, April 22
    2:00 PM
    Main Library, Meeting Room A

    Join us for our upcoming lecture, "Lincoln, the Power of Pardon, and the 1862 Sioux Uprising," part of our Lincoln at the Library series, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library.

    About this lecture:

    Lincoln's experience with Native Americans before the Civil War was scant.  An Native American murdered his grandfather; he volunteered to serve in the Blackhawk War in Illinois.  That's all.  Then came the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of settlers and interrupted Union Army recruitment.  After the Sioux defeat, 303 Sioux prisoners were condemned to death by a military tribunal.  Lincoln stayed their execution until he could review their files.  Ultimately he spared all but 38.  What followed was the largest mass execution in U.S. history.
     
    Roger Billings, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law and co-editor of Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President, will examine the recently published trial files that allow us to look over Lincoln's shoulder as he used his legal training to decide who should live and who should die.

    by Community Engagement | Mar 13, 2018

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    A collection of works by Fort Wayne artist Janak Narayan.

    March 5, 2018 - April 15, 2018
    Jeffrey Krull Gallery

    www.janaknarayan.com

    by Artist Fair Committee | Feb 14, 2018

    SRP Artist Fair
    Hello local artists!

    The Allen County Public Library is pleased to announce we are hosting our second annual Artist Fair on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11-3 at the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    We look forward to giving you the opportunity to display, discuss, and sell your work. This is a great time to connect with your community during the popular festival season that welcomes thousands of visitors to the downtown area.  

    Interested? Click here to register, and please note the following:

    • A $25 placeholder fee is required to secure your spot.
    • You must have art available for purchase.
    • You are asked to donate 10% of sales to ACPL’s Friends of the Library.
    • The registration deadline is April 1.

     

    We are also looking for artists to present a lecture or run a workshop, so please use the registration form to let us know you’d like to be involved. Last year’s programs ranged from musical performance to jewelry making.

    Hope you can join us this summer!

    by Community Engagement | Jan 29, 2018
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    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for the 2017 tax year is available for free at the ACPL locations listed below from January 29, 2018 through April 17, 2018. For a list of what to bring with you, click here.

    Mondays
     
    Aboite
    12:30 - 4:00 pm
     
    Little Turtle
    12:00 - 4:00 pm
     
    Pontiac
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm
     
     
    Tuesdays
     
    Dupont
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm (2/6 thru 4/10)
     
    Georgetown
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm (2/6 thru 4/10)
     
    Hessen Cassel
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
     
    Shawnee
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
    Main Library
    4:00 - 7:00 pm
     
     
    Wednesdays
     
    Waynedale
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
     
    Tecumseh
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
     
    Thursdays
     
    Grabill
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
     
    New Haven
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     
    Tecumseh
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


    by Lincoln Collection | Jan 29, 2018
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    Saturday, February 17
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Main Library - Great Hall

    Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday is February 12, 2018.  Come celebrate with us by Learning Lincoln’s Legacy at our Main Library on Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am to Noon.  There will be activities for ages 9 to 14, including a behind-the-scenes look into the vault where the Lincoln Collection is kept, a Lincoln historical scavenger hunt through the library, time to watch Lincoln in the movies, and a hands-on recreation of a real 19th-century photograph.There will also be an exclusive collection of books about Lincoln available for you to check out.


    The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at the Allen County Public Library is an incomparable repository and resource for information on the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

     

    by Alayne Johnson, Gallery Coordinator | Jan 23, 2018

    The Art of Fort Wayne is a collaborate exhibit featuring 40+ artists from the area. From graphic design to photography, oil paint to acrylics, you’ll find a wide variety of mediums used to create works of art celebrating the city of Fort Wayne!

    This exhibit will be on display in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery at the Main Library until February 25, 2018.

    The awards given for this exhibit are as follows:

    1st place – Jerry Etnier – Photography – “Fort Wayne’s Famous”

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    2nd place – Coleman Geiger – Adobe Illustrator – “City of Fort Wayne”

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    3rd place – Joel Fremion – Fabric Collage – “City Utilities Park”

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    Judge's Choice (3 total)

     

    Katherine Rohrbacher – Oil on Wood – “Johnny”

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    Brian Sirois – Photography – “Embassy through the Eyes of Grand Wayne”

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    Sharmalene Gunawardena – Photography – “Wells Street Bridge”

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    Below is a list of a few featured artists as well as some additional images of the exhibit!

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    Bryan Ballinger:

    Bryan is an Indiana photographer and illustrator, as well as a professor of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University in Indiana. He enjoys shooting local architecture, Indiana landscapes, and dogs. Bryan also does illustration for children’s books, websites, games, videos, ads, etc.

    Website: http://www.breadwig.com

    Email: bryan@breadwig.com

     

    Jerry Etnier:

    I'm the owner of Images by Jerry photography. I enjoy all types of photography: wedding, portrait, action, and special events. I prefer to do very little Photoshop modifications to my photos. I visualize the photograph and capture it in the camera.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imagesbyjerry

    Contact:  260-704-8018


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    Joel Fremion:

    Joel is trained in Architectural/Interior Design but with a strong Fine Arts background including: painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass, metal-smithing, furniture design and art history. His self-taught technique evolved out of his frustration with finishing paintings and his family's long history in the fabric industry. He describes his collages as small building projects.

    Email: joelfremion@yahoo.com   

    Website: fremionart.com

     

    Coleman Geiger:

     

    I am a junior at the University of Saint Francis, majoring in Graphic Design with concentrations in illustration and web design. This piece was part of the "city poster" series I've been working on. This is a project where I sum up a city’s historical importance based on culture, monuments, and buildings with an illustration. Fort Wayne was the first one in the series because it's the most dearest to me. 

    Social media: @geigerdesign

    Contact: (260)-797-3171

    Email: cmgeiger96@gmail.com

     

    Diane Allen Groenert:

    My favorite thing to paint is Historic Buildings Housing Local Owner Owned Businesses.  I've been doing a series of painting about Fort Wayne since 1999.  I attempt to infuse them with the personality of the owner by using color, line and perspective.  Some are more animated than others.

    Website: DAGROENERT.COM

    West Central Studio:  260-420-4717

     

    Sharmalene Gunawardena:

    I am a creative story- teller. I believe that photographing the beauty that surrounds us is a meaningful way to express myself. Come follow my journey!

    Website: www.sharmalene.weebly.com

    Email: sharmalene.photo@gmail.com

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    Lynn Harlow:

    My piece was inspired by Anthony Cross' poem about a cat he saw one night while walking along the historic belt line. The illustration is rather whimsical for my work. The structures are warped to represent a strong imagination that Anthony still has even in his adult age. The focus is on a small cat, which he projects his wants onto.

    As for myself, generally my art is entirely self-focused. In this case the piece is not at all about me and instead my perception about Anthony and this light hearted work of his. Website: http://thoughtparadigm.tumblr.com/

    Email: s.l.e.harlow@gmail.com

    Anthony’s contact: 260-310-7123

    Anthony’s email: dravenr2190@hotmail.com

     

    Karen Harvey:

    I was born and grew up in a small city in upstate New York. With a move to the mid-west (Fort Wayne) and becoming empty nesters I renewed my interest in art. I have come to enjoy oil painting, sketching and a bit of watercolor.  I love God’s ever-changing landscapes and find myself often out viewing those for new ideas. Life is good, one day at a time, for as long as He gives. The Art Guild has been a source of growth as an artist and with it came the ability to meet many wonderful people both in and out of the field of art.

    Email: karen@theharveys.org

     

    John C. Kelty:

    John is a local artist working exclusively in watercolor. In the studio, as well as plein air, he brings his vision of small town and urban landscape to the viewer. Street scenes that we all consider every day and mundane are transformed into images that convey the beauty and atmosphere that exists all around us.

    Website: Johnckelty.com

    Email: jckwatercolors@gmail.com

    Contact: 260-415-9251

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    Nicholas J. Klein:

    Nicholas Klein is a local Fort Wayne artist specializing in photography, but he also works in video, graphic design, and web design. A graduate of IPFW with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concentration Photography as well as an Associates Degree in Business. His business, Nicholas J Photography, was founded in 2013 and specializes in local small business marketing productions, from websites and corporate videos to product photography and design. His personal photography works are focused on landscape, travel, and aerial photography.

    Website: www.nicholasjphotography.com

    Email: nick@nicholasjphotography.com

    Contact: 260-348-4729

     

    Bonnie Manning:

    My mission is to capture the tranquility in everyday life with an eye toward the whimsical.  It is my hope that the viewer takes a moment to stop and refresh the mind and spirit with this sense of tranquility.  It is then that we gather ourselves up to do the daily tasks we know we must do with renewed energy. I am a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, graduate of The University of Saint Francis with a B.S. Art/Education, and owner of B.T. Manning Photography.


    Darlene Selzer-Miller:

    I have enjoyed painting and sketching as far back as I can remember and spent most of my artistic career in the graphic design industry. I was born, raised and educated in the area, enjoying oil, graphite and ink as a medium and landscapes and portraits as a subject. You will see a number of my landscape paintings and drawings of the farms and countryside surrounding Fort Wayne.

    Email: dsmiller7123@hotmail.com


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    Alison Resac:

    Alison is a conceptual photographer who captures photos in a youthful and gritty way. The French Saucisse explains that she "dusts off” her taboo subjects to make them beautiful, attractive and interesting."

    Website: http://www.alisonresac.com

    Instagram: @alisonresacphoto (http://instagram.com/alisonresacphoto)

    Facebook: @alisonresacphoto (https://www.facebook.com/alisonresacphoto/)

    Email: alisonresac@gmail.com

     

    Brian Michael Sirois: 

    I capture moments of time and parts of an adventure, each portraying a point of interest along life’s travels. Instead of merely focusing on the "destination," I look at all three parts of a journey: Embark, Travel, and Arrive. This ETA tells us that every part of life is equally worthy of our observation.

    Website: www.studiosirois.com

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrianMichaelSiroisPhotography

    E-mail: studiosirois@gmail.com

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    Charles Sizemore:

    My name is Charles Sizemore –Simmers. I was born in London, raised in Boston, and after my parents passed when I was very young, moved to New Haven, Indiana. I started painting when I was 32, 16 years ago, when I was recuperating from a fall that left me disable. I live with my best friend in the world and 3 cats. Painting is my therapy.

     

    Samantha Smith:

    I am an educator by day and a photographer always, specifically an outdoor nature photographer. Not everyone in our great city gets the opportunity to travel; it is my goal as an artist to capture both the beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes scary parts of our earth. My overall goal is to work for National Geographic and travel the world to preserve even more of our earth's beauty and wonder. 

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSSPhotography
    Instagram: Samantha.S.Smith.Photography

     

    Eunice Sully:

    The art quilt brings together my love of fabric, color and art.  The tactile feel of the fabric along with movement that can be made with a cut and a seam excite my creative spirit. The stitches become the added brush strokes that give additional movement and depth. My hope is that the viewer will see fabric as a wonderful art form.

     

    Anita Trick:

    My artistic goal is to capture the excitement that I feel when I look at a fresh snowfall, a brilliant fall leaf, an unusual structure, or a spectacular sunset.  I am an avid photographer and use my photos as references for most of my paintings; however, I do paint en plein aire occasionally. I enjoy painting in oils, pastels, watercolors and acrylics.  My paintings are an attempt to celebrate the beauty of what I see around me, both in what man and in what God has created.

    Contact: tricksunflower@frontier.com

    Website: www.angelhavenstudio.com

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    by Community Engagement | Jan 23, 2018
    Celebrate our great city of Fort Wayne by viewing a collaborative exhibit featuring work inspired by Fort Wayne.
    The Art of Fort Wayne
    by Audio Reading Service | Jan 10, 2018

    Craig Smith

    Is one of your goals for the year to be more involved in our community  by volunteering? Do you enjoy reading? What if you could make a difference in hundreds of people’s lives by reading just a couple of hours a week, or only once every month or two?

    Volunteer with the Audio Reading Service, and provide a valuable service for people who aren’t able to read for themselves!

    The Audio Reading Service records volunteers reading local and area newspapers, magazines, and more; then provides that audio via radio broadcast, online streaming, and podcasts for people who have difficulty reading independently.

    Many of our listeners live with visual, physical, learning, or language challenges to reading traditional print, and this free service provides them with information they would otherwise not have access to, as well as a means to connect them with the rest of the community, improving their quality of life. 

    It’s easy and fun! Our volunteers are all ages, from all backgrounds, and all enjoy helping others through reading. We have opportunities for regularly scheduled volunteers to read for a couple of hours one day a week, periodic weekends, or as a substitute reader when your schedule allows. To see our current openings, click here – and if your skills and passions match our needs, we’d love to have you join our team of volunteers! An interview and audition is required.

    As volunteer Craig Smith (pictured above) says, “I love reading for the ACPL Audio Read Service because it combines my love of reading with my love of hearing myself talk.”


    by Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery | Jan 05, 2018
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    The Art of Fort Wayne

    January 15 - February 25

    Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery

    Opening Reception 
    January 17
    6:30-8:30 pm

    Celebrate our great city by viewing a collaborative exhibit featuring artwork inspired by Fort Wayne. This is a juried gallery show and awards will be given during the reception on January 17th.

    Admission to the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery is free. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Main Library and is open to the public during regular library hours.

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    Pieces in this gallery show were created and contributed by the following artists:

    Alison Resac
    Anita Trick
    Annette Colgrove
    Beth Meyer
    Bonnie Manning
    Brian Sirois
    Bryan Ballinger
    Carey Collie
    Carolyn Stachera
    Charles Sizemore
    C. E. Schrein
    Coleman Geiger
    Darlene Miller
    David Broerman
    Denise McQuillan
    Diana Fair
    Diane Groenert
    Donald Gagnon
    Eunice Sully
    Jerry Etnier
    Joel Fremion
    John Kelty
    Karen Bixler
    Karen Harvey
    Karen Moriarty
    Karen Starn
    Katherine Jones
    Katherine Rohrbacher
    Sarah Conrad 
    Lynne Padget
    Madelyn Foutz
    Mary Gagnon
    Michael Lott
    Molly Schenkel
    Nicholas Klein
    Phyllis Hughes
    Robert Einhaus
    Ron Patton
    Samantha Smith
    Sharmalene Gunawardena
    Sue Sells
    Tiffany Murray
    Tom Keesee
    Jon Parrent


    by Community Engagement | Dec 28, 2017

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    Stay cozy this winter and read along with ACPL to earn awesome prizes!

    From January 1st to January 31st, the Allen County Public Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge everyone to read at least 10 hours during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at www.acpl.info/spark.

    Over 100 libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the nationwide goal, "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization "First Book," which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.

    ACPL readers who log 5 hours and 10 hours of reading on our site will be entered to win a variety of excellent prizes! Signing up is free and easy. Visit www.acpl.info/spark to get started!

    Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2018 and visit any ACPL branch for a bookmark to track your reading hours. Follow the Allen County Public Library on Facebook and Instagram all month long for exclusive prize announcements!


    by Hessen Cassel Branch | Dec 14, 2017
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    Social Science Sleuths is a free class for home-schooled middle and high school students. This winter's Social Science Sleuth's topic will be Econ Recon: An Overview of Economics.

    This class meets Monday mornings beginning January 8, at 10:30 am at our Hessen Cassel branch, 3030 E Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816. The final class of this session will be on April 2.

    What is Econ Recon? To do reconnaissance is: "a mission to obtain information by observation or other detection methods, about the activities, resources and characteristics of a particular area. " We will be surveying broad areas in the field of economics to get an idea of what it means, how it works and why we should all know something about it. 

    For more information please email or call Karen Nesius Roeger at knesiusroeger@acpl.info or 421-1330. There is no charge for this library program.

    by Community Engagement | Dec 07, 2017
    GRB radio licensing

    Our Grabill branch is offering free amateur radio licensing classes!
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm


    Amateur (Ham) Radio enthusiasts interested in becoming licensed are invited to attend a seven week beginner's course on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These classes are FREE and are taught by FCC licensed operators. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own note-taking supplies. Copies of the textbook will be made available for checkout to attendees who hold a valid Allen County Public Library Card.

    Classes start Tuesday, January 9 and end on Thursday February 15. Please register for quantity purposes. To register, call our Grabill branch at (260) 421-1325.  See you there!
    by Collection Development | Dec 04, 2017
    New Books December

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


    Fantasy & Science Fiction

    Canto Bight
    Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, John Jackson Miller
    A collection of stories brings to the life the inhabitants and visitors of a mysterious casino city Canto Bight, which will be featured in the forthcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2)
    Katherine Arden
    Vasya, forced to choose between an arranged marriage and life in a convent, flees in the disguise of a boy before her defeat of a band of terrorizing bandits earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow.

    Immortal Life: A Soon to Be True Story
    Stanley Bing
    A ruthless, aging trillionaire tech inventor engages in a battle of wills against an increasingly desperate man whose body has been created to host the immortality-minded inventor's consciousness.

    Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #14)
    George R.R. Martin (editor)
    A collection of fantastical adventures set along one of America's greatest rivers is edited by the award-winning author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and features contributions by such best-selling authors as Carrie Vaughn, David D. Levine and Cherie Priest.

    One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning
    Davidy Moody
    Trapped on a barren island that has become the location of an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team-building events, 15 people gradually realize that a killer is in their midst as members of the group begin to succumb to suspicious accidents, a situation that is further complicated by rumors of an approaching tsunami.

    Persepolis Rising (Exapnse #7)
    James S. A. Corey
    As humanity's presence in space expands and new colony worlds struggle to survive, the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante struggles to keep the fragile peace as ancient patterns of war and subjugation return.

    Year One
    Nora Roberts
    A tale of suspense and survival is set in the wake of a cataclysmic pandemic that wipes out more than half the world's population, replacing science and technology with magic and compelling Lana, a practitioner of good witchcraft, to embark on a perilous journey west with her lover and other survivors.

    Survival (Star Quest Trilogy #3)
    Ben Bova
    Encountering a civilization of intelligent machines that have survived earlier death waves for eons, the human scouting team struggles to convince the disinterested machines to help secure humanity's survival.

     

    General Fiction

    Demon Crown (Sigma Force #13)
    James Rollins
    The members of Sigma Force reluctantly join forces with their most hated enemy to stop a primordial threat with ties to the American Civil War and the secret work of Alexander Graham Bell.

    Insidious Intent
    Val McDermid
    The latest in internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s beloved series, Insidious Intent sends Tony Hill and Carol Jordan after a serial killer who targets single women at weddings—and into the teeth of a moral dilemma.

    One Station Away
    Olaf Olafsson
    A New York neurologist navigates his bonds with three women—including an overlooked pianist on the brink of success, a recently deceased dancer, and a mysteriously comatose patient—relationships defined by compromise, silence, illness and an obsessive attempt to communicate.

    The Wake Up
    Catherine Ryan Hyde
    Recovering a long-suppressed ability to feel the emotions of others, a 40-year-old cattle rancher falls in love with a single mother whose son is struggling with trauma from experiences with an abusive father.

    In the Fall They Come Back
    Robert Bausch
    Embarking on a teaching career in a small northern Virginia private school, Ben becomes inspired to regard teaching as a life calling until his determination to intervene in the lives of three at-risk students causes him to lose sight of himself.

    Bad Behavior
    Kiki Swinson, Noire
    In "Nine Lives," national best-selling author Kiki Swinson looks at a brother-sister crime team whose score is threatened when the sister falls in love, and in "The Crushed Ice Clique" by Essence best-selling author Noire, a pair of female diamond thieves must try to survive after they're double-crossed by a shady jewelry distributor.

    A Distant Heart
    Sonali Dev
    Stricken with a rare illness, Indian woman of privilege Kimaya grows up isolated in an ivory tower, until she builds a relationship with window washer Rahul Savant, whom she inspires to join the police force; but when Rahul uncovers a gang-run organ ring at the same time Kimaya gets a chance at a life-changing heart transplant, their world gets turned upside down

     

    Historical Fiction

    Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace
    Jennifer Chiaverini
    Rigorously educated in mathematics and science by her mother, an only legitimate child of brilliant Romantic poet Lord Byron is introduced into London society as a highly eligible heiress before forging a deep bond with inventor Charles Babbage and using her unique talents to become the world's first computer programmer.

    Holding the Fort (Fort Reno #1)
    Regina Jennings
    When dance hall singer Louisa Bell visits Fort Reno to see her brother, she is mistaken for the governess that the harried Major Daniel Adams is waiting for. Between his rowdy troops and his two daughters, he has more responsibility than he can handle alone. Eager for the opportunity, Louisa sets out to show the widower that she is a perfect fit.

    The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2)
    Julie Klassen
    Gentlewoman Rachel Ashford has moved into Ivy Cottage with the two Miss Groves, where she discovers mysteries hidden among her books. Together with her one-time love Sir Timothy, she searches for answers--and is forced to face her true feelings.

    The Last Suppers
    Mandy Mikulencak
    In 1950s Louisiana, Ginny Polk's quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past.

    The Road to Bittersweet
    Donna Everhart
    After a flood drives them from their home in the Appalachian Mountains, Wallis Ann Stamper and her family settle in South Carolina hill country, where they join a singing group and where Wallis Ann falls for a high diver, driving a wedge between her and her mute, musically gifted savant sister.


    Mystery & Detective

    Beau Death (Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #17)
    Peter Lovesey
     When human remains in 18th-century clothing are discovered at a demolition site, Chief Inspector Peter Diamond eagerly embarks on an effort to prove that a scandal-marked fashion icon from Bath may have had quite a different end than the one popularly believed.

    The Body in the Casket (Faith Fairchild Mysteries)
    Katherine Hall Page
     Catering the lavish birthday party of a Broadway legend, Faith Fairchild is astonished when her client reveals that he hired her less for her culinary prowess and more for her skills as a detective and that one of his guests is trying to kill him. Includes recipes.

    Bryant & May: Wild Chamber (Peculiar Crimes Unit #14)
    Christopher Fowler
     Octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May investigate the baffling case of a girl and a dog who vanish into thin air from London's Regent Park on an early summer morning.

    Nightblind
    Ragnar Jonasson
    Follows the murder of a policeman with a haunted past and the arrival of a mysterious young woman whose own secrets threaten the safety of everyone in a tight-knit Northern Iceland fishing village.

    The Ninth Grave (Fabian Risk #2)
    Stefan Ahnhem
    Criminal investigator Fabian Risk and his Danish colleague, Dunja Hougaard, team up on a serial murder case involving a Swedish minister of justice and a Danish television star's wife.

    The Vanishing Season
    Joanna Schaffhausen
    Ellery Hathaway, a police officer who hides her identity as a serial killer's only surviving victim, fears that someone has discovered her secret when three people from her quiet town disappear, and reaches out to the FBI agent who saved her years earlier for help.

    A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mystery #1)
    Victoria Gilbert
    Librarian Amy Webber must archive overdue crimes and deadly rumors before a killer strikes again in her new Virginia home in Victoria Gilbert’s charming series debut.

    Unnatural Causes (Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery #1)
    Dawn Eastman
    In nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman's series debut, Dr. Katie LeClair examines small town secrets when her patient's sudden suicide rocks the quiet life of Baxter, MI.

    Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)
    Susan Furlong
    Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up.

    The Wanted
    Robert Crais
    Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on a case involving a client who fears her troubled teen son is dealing drugs, an investigation that reveals the young man's role in a string of high-end burglaries that have resulted in a murder and a disappearance.


    Romance

    Roomies
    Christina Lauren
    When a struggling musician on the brink of stardom reveals he is in the country illegally, besotted Holland Bakker enters a marriage of convenience that becomes more real than either anticipated.

    You're Gonna Love Me
    Robin Lee Hatcher
    A thrill-seeking Oregon State professor and a fearful woman still mourning the accidental death of her father reunite by chance after a two-year separation that reveals unexpected changes and gives them a second chance at love.

    The Art of Running in Heels
    Rachel Gibson
    Runaway reality-show bride Lexie shares a one-night stand with Sean, the biggest star on the Seattle Chinooks hockey team, only to have a photo of their passionate night published online, a high-profile scandal that compels them to spin the whole story.

    The Duke of Her Desire
    Sophie Barnes
    When, against his better judgment, he agrees to help Miss Amelia Matthews, his best friend’s younger sister, open a school, the Duke of Coventry gets more than he bargained for when scandal brings them closer than they ever could have imagined.

    Firefly Cove
    Davis Bunn
    A follow-up to the internationally best-selling Miramar Bay follows the experiences of terminally ill young adult Lucius, who returns to the home of his youth to reunite with the only woman he ever loved,

    Now That You Mention It
    Kristan Higgins
    Returning to her hometown in the hopes of reconciling with her estranged family, a woman who recently survived a brush with death makes discoveries with the potential to heal the rift or permanently separate her from her surviving relatives.


    Nonfiction


    The Doomsday Machine
    Daniel Ellsberg
    From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.

    The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
    Michael Gregor, Gene Stone
    Presents a selection of health-bolstering, plant-based recipes based on the latest nutritional science, from superfood breakfast bites and spaghetti squash puttanesca to two-berry pie with pecan-sunflower crust.

    Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
    Corey Lewandowski
    A former campaign manager for Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential run offers an insider's look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.

    Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap
    Gerrick D. Kennedy
    An authoritative chronicle of the meteoric rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A., one of America's most popular and enduring music groups, examines their influence on pop culture, black identity, and hip-hop music.

    The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It
    Jeanne Lenzer
    An award-winning medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling exposé of the under-regulated medical-device industry, revealing the corruption, greed and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.

    The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace
    David B. Woolner
    A revealing portrait of the end of the 32nd President's life shares new insights into how FDR made his momentous final policy decisions, drawing on new evidence to demonstrate how his final 100 days marked the establishment of the United Nations, a reinvigoration of the New Deal and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

    The Only Girl in the World
    Maude Julien
    A memoir by a therapy specialist in manipulation and psychological control describes her harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," recounting how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.

    Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife
    Cheryl Richardson
    The New York Times best-selling author of Take Time for Your Life explores the obstacles and opportunities particular to midlife, sharing her journal reflections on staying motivated in the face of lower energy, living a life of purpose and committing to growth.

    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book
    Dan Harris, Warren Jeffrey
    The co-anchor of Nightline and author of the best-selling 10% Happier presents a lighthearted, practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions and self-deceptions that make everyday people reluctant to participate.

    You Need a Budget
    Jesse Mecham
    A guide based on the tenets of the award-winning financial platform, "You Need a Budget," argues that a well-planned budget does not involve deprivation and counsels readers on how to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.

    Teen Books

    I Always Wondered About That: 101 Questions and Answers About Science and Other Stuff
    Larry Scheckel
    Here you'll find entertaining answers to 101 questions you didn't even know you had, such as, "Why does glue stick?" "Why do batteries die?"

    Ever the Brave
    Erin Summerill
    In the sequel to Summerill's spellbinding debut, “Ever the Hunted,” Britta is on the King's arm at Court as he fights to take back control of his country.

    The Truth Beneath the Lies
    Amanda Searcy
    A psychological thriller from a debut author that follows two teen girls: one from a Texas border town hoping to outrun her past and another from Washington state who fears for her future in a public housing complex.

    Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles
    Natalie C. Parker, editor
    In this collection, favorite YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is 16 fresh, diverse, and romantic not-to-be-missed stories.

    Prince in Disguise
    Stephanie Kate Strohm
    Sixteen-year-old tomboy Dylan meets the boy of her dreams when she is forced to play maid of honor to her beauty queen sister, who is marrying a Scottish laird on a reality TV show.

     

    Children’s Books

    Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
    Vashti Harrison
    Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author-illustrator Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history and changed the world.

    Weaving a Wish
    Arlene Stewart
    In the second installment of Stewart's adorable Friendship Bracelet series, can the members of THREADS untangle their problems?

    Rappy Goes to Mars
    Dan Gutman
    One day at recess, Rappy the dinosaur gets taken by aliens on a U.F.O. ride. The head alien, Janet, wants Rappy to live with her--on Mars! Will Rappy stay in space to roam, or will he rap his way back home?

    Rattlesnakes
    Julie Murray
    The title is complete with beautiful, full-color photographs, leveled text, and plenty of fun and informative facts.

    Dog Man and Cat Kid
    Dav Pilkey
    In his fourth adventure, Dog Man now has a furry feline sidekick. When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it's up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day!

     

    Picture Books

    Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-rights Activist Nina Simone
    Alice Briere-Haquet
    A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.

    Click, Clack, Moo I Love You!
    Doreen Cronin
    Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun.

    The Very Very Very Long Dog
    Julia Patton
    Bartelby, a very long sausage dog, causes chaos when walking with his friends until they find a way for him to keep track of his bottom.

    Rot, the Cutest in the World!
    Ben Clanton
    A mutant potato learns that he's pear-fect just the way he is in this bright, fun, and silly picture book from the creator of "It Came in the Mail.”

    Valensteins
    Ethan Long
    In this hilariously spooky story by Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Long, even the scariest of monsters can fall in love.

    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.