Allen County Public Library
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Favorite Books We Read in 2021
Dec 30 2021
Favorite Books We Read in 2021
Jamie and Amanda mention The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow, A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow, The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis, Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh, Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, Every Bone a Prayer by Ashley Blooms, Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, Our Sense of Place by Glen Conner, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Laura Miller, Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham.
Dec 30 2021
In this episode of Among the Stacks, Chelsea and Mariah discuss library happenings and their recent reading slumps. They happen to us all, even librarians! They also discuss what they have been reading lately.Items discussed in this episode:Television show- New Girl - Sitcom 2011-2018 Zooey DeschanelDocumentary- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Running Down a Dream Books-Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered- Karen Kilgariff and Georgia HardstarkNever Saw Me Coming - Vera Kurlan A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. HarrowThe Guilt Trip by Sadie Jones.
Dec 10 2021
A Cornucopia of Books for Thanksgiving
Dee and Shelia discuss cookbooks for the upcoming holiday and books we've recently read and books on our to-be-read shelf. Books mentioned include: The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2022.The Southern Living Party Cookbook. Never Saw Me Coming by Vera KurianThat Weekend by Kara ThomasGreenlights by Matthew McConaugheyThe Last Bookshop in London by Madeline MartinThree Sisters by Heather MorrisLightning Strike by William Kent KruegerBecoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti CallahanOnce Upon a Wardrobe by Patti CallahanApples Never Fall by Liane MoriarityThe Mother-In-Law by Sally HepworthAnd we talked about Book Club which meets at the Allen County Public Library the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm.
Nov 12 2021
Murder and Mayhem
Mariah and Jamie discuss: Jack Reacher Series by Lee ChildSpenser Series by Robert B. Parker Ellie Hatcher Series by Alafair Burke Sookie Stackhouse Series and Aurora Teagarden Series by Sookie StackhouseNever Let You Go by Chevy Stevens The Fever by Megan AbbottThe Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Oct 28 2021
Fall Break Reading, Baking, Bigfoot Sightings in Allen County, Bat Boy, and More
Join Ms. Mariah and Ms. Shelia as we talk about what we're reading, Big Foot sightings in Allen County, and more. Books discussed include: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrAll the Light You Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny WingfieldThe Seeds of Change by Lauraine SnellingThe Silent Wife – Will Trent Series – Karin Slaughter
Oct 1 2021
Books We Had to Put Down
Description: In this episode, Jamie and Chelsea discuss new library services like Hoopla and new programs like the Knit-along and Fun Lab Fridays. They also discuss some books they just had to put down, because not every book will be your cup of tea. They end the episode by talking about some books that they are reading now.Books discussed: • The Road by Cormac McCarthy• The Last Victim by Karen Robards• The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini• An Engagement in Seattle by Debbie Macomber• Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child• Will Trent Series by Karen Slaughter• Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie• Mindhunter by John E. Douglas• Killer Across the Table by John E. Douglas
Sep 16 2021
Comfort Series & Library Services During the Pandemic
Ms. Dee and Ms. Mariah discuss favorite series that are almost like comfort food to these librarians. The series discussed include the Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter, the Nancy Drew Series by Caroline Keen, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Do you know about interlibrary loans? Is the Allen County Library still offering programs? To learn the answers to these questions, listen.
Sep 2 2021
Reading in the time of COVID19
Ms. Amanada and Ms. Shelia share information about virtual programs for kids featuring Kindergarten Readiness Books. Children's books mentioned include: Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Maurice Sendak. Ms. Shelia shares information about our book club and next month's book, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.Adult books discussed include: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy, Quiet in her Bones by Nalini Singh, The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth, The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart, How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado, and Chasing Vines by Beth Moore.
Aug 19 2021
On this episode of Among the Stacks, Mariah and Jamie review several series in multiple formats. Programs are back at ACPL. We are excited to have everyone here again. Have you tried our OverDrive or Libby App yet? Ms. Jamie tells of all the advantages of this free app. Endless reading at your fingertips! Books mentioned:"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline"The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner"The Will Trent" series by Karin Slaughter"Tommyknockers" by Stephen KingMovies Mentioned:"Evil Dead" by Sam Raimi"Nightmare on Elm Street""Hobbit" & "Lord of the Rings" series
Aug 5 2021
End of Summer
This episode wraps up our summer reading program! Make sure kids turn in logs by July 23rd & don't forget about the finale on Monday July 26th! Animal Tales will join us at Dumont Hill for a LIVE Animal Show. Adults must turn in their BINGO sheets by July 31st to be entered to win 1 of 2 Kindles! Regular programs are coming back in August for all ages. Check out our online calendar for more information. https://www.allencountylibrary.com/events/2021-08/Chelsea talks about her fun beachy reads! "Beach Read" by Emily Henry"People We Met on Vacation" by Emily Henry"The Love That Split the World" by Emily Henry Amanda shares some darker historical novels."The Hour of the Witch" by Chris Bohjalian"The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner
Jul 22 2021
Everything Old is New Again
Ms. Shelia and Ms. Dolonda discuss old favorites, new versions, and a few new releases. Books and series mentioned include: The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe, Stargazer by Anne Hillerman, The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer, Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica, You by Caroline Kepnes, Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keen, The Hardy Boys and the House on the Cliff by Franklin W. Dixon.
Jul 8 2021
Summer Haze & Summer Brains
Ms. Mariah and Ms. Jame discuss their reading selections through the hazy days of summer. Books mentioned include: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Callahan Series by Spider Robinson, All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson, Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson, Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson, Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson and The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. The movie Freaky was also mentioned.
Jun 24 2021
The Librarian's Curse
In this episode Ms. Chelsea and Ms. Dee discuss the summer reading program and their current reads.Books discussed in this episode:- The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin- You series by Caroline Kepnes- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Jun 10 2021
Summer Reads and Tails and Tales Events
Jamie and Shelia talk about Summer Reading activities for kids and adults, and what we're reading and recommending. Books metioned include: Sunflower Sisters, Lilac Girls, and Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelley. The Good Sister by Sally HepworthAmong a Storied Trail by Ann H. GabhartThe School of Essential Ingredients by Erica BauermeisterLike Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
May 20 2021
In this episode Ms. Mariah and Ms. Chelsea discuss library happenings and some beach reads you should check out!Books mentioned in this episode:I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraTwice Shy by Sarah HogleLife's too Short by Abby JimenezThat Summer by Jennifer WeinerJames Patterson The QuickieJeff Lindsey The Dexter Book SeriesThere You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
May 6 2021
Summer Reading Program Plans & Memories
Summer reading is right around the corner. Ms. Shelia and Ms. Amanda discuss plans and reflect on memories of past programs.
Apr 22 2021
Ms. Mariah & Dee share all that is going on in the month of April. From gardening to Autism Awareness, books we're reading, and library news, there's lots of things to keep you in the loop with your library. Books mentioned: The Midnight Library by Matt HaigI'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Murder at the Library Book Club)Autism AwarenessThe Rosie ProjectGraeme SimsionTemple GrandinThe Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (Young-Adult)
Apr 8 2021
Women's History Month
Take a listen as Chelsea & Amanda highlight what they're reading, library news, and related books for Women's History Month. Quotes to remember: "I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else." - Dolly PartonBooks mentioned include:"Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee" by Casey Cep"Home for Erring and Outcast Girls" by Julie Kibler"Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society" by Judy Christie & Lisa Wingate"Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate"Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" by Dolly Parton and Robert K. OermannStop by the library today to check out or reserve these titles, or download them to your Libby App!
Mar 25 2021
Young Adult & More
This episode highlights the young adult section of our library collection. Mrs. Dee and Ms. Jamie discuss some popular titles and series, audios, and books they loved, as well as the one's they could have left off their reading list.
Mar 11 2021
A Library & A Garden...That's All You Need!
It today's episode, Mariah and Amanda discuss what they're reading and future programs. Spring is around the corner! Listen to our garden plans, our past failures, and what we have learned to make our gardens grow. Books mentioned:The Last Point Seen (Series) by April HenryEverything I Never Told You by Celeste NgThe $64 Tomato by William AlexanderWe Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and KidsQuotes to remember:"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Marcus Tullius Cicero"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." - Chinese Proverb
Feb 25 2021