New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Dog Stars by Peter Heller: Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors.

Two Sisters by Mary Hogan: The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider, and the complete opposite of her sister, Pia, and after a life-changing afternoon brunch, Pia leaves Muriel with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep.

Black Horizon by James Grippando: Jack Swyteck is honeymooning with his new wife when he is called back to an undercover assignment for the CIA. So Jack heads to Key West where he is transformed from bystander to player in the unfolding oil catastrophe.

Redemption of Theives by C. Greenwood: As Ilan works to save her companions, she grapples with newfound feelings for an old friend and uncovers an unexpeceted truth about her origins.

Obelia Venom by Kip Joule: FBI agent Jace Maxwell finds himself walking a tightrope between law enforcement and organized crime, where embezzlement is the least of crimes among massive drug trafficking, police corruption and murder.

The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis: Set in Amish country’s beloved fictional Hickory Hollow, Tessie Miller, the youngest of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, followed her heart, and the unthinkable has happened. Will she find a reason for hope, in spite of her desperate plight?

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor Part 2 by Robert Kirkman: In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed.

The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee: Welcome to the quirky town of Cherico, Mississippi, where potluck meetings at the local library provide a feast for mind and stomach alike, but if some folks had their way, the Cherico Library would have shut down long ago.

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery: Sisters Nina and Averil Wentworth deal with life and love–and their tenuous relationship with each other–on Blackberry Island.

The Accident by Chris Pavone: Feverishly paging through a disturbing anonymous manuscript that she believes has world-changing potential, New York literary agent Isabel Reed catches the attention of Copenhagen veteran station chief Hayden Gray, who resolves to keep the book’s secrets from being exposed.

Summer Reading registration begins today!

Early Registration for Youth Summer Reading begins today!

A few things will be different this year. We are moving back to a traditional program which mean no AR testing – just lots of good books, fun programs, and a contest or two! We have programs for all ages, including the Read to Me program for preschoolers.

Registration will continue throughout the month of June; however, a few of the programs are limited in space, so be sure to sign up early!


DVD New Releases

movie nightSaving Mr. Banks: When Disney’s tries to convince P.L. Travers to let him adapt her book Mary Poppins, he meets a prim, uncompromising woman struggling with her own past, and during her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.

Blue Jasmine: After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Catching Fire: After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen begins a new life and confronts more danger in this sequel to the postapocalyptic fable. As Katniss travels through the districts on a “Victor’s Tour,” a rebellion gathers steam around her.

Gravity: As a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission embarks on a space walk with a seasoned astronaut, debris strikes their craft and destroys it — leaving the two floating through space tethered together, with no connection to Earth.

Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey–teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven–to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

Out of the Furnace: When dead-end Russell’s brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast’s most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.

Thor: the dark world: The God of Thunder strikes again as he fights to save the Nine Realms from mysterious villain Malekith, who plans to make the entire universe go dark. Meanwhile, Thor must find Jane Foster, who’s been targeted by the evil denizens of Svartalfheim.

Odd Thomas: Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy who sees dead people, so when a creepy stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly “bodachs”- predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction- Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble.

47 Ronin: Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. They embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Delivery Man: The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.

Bid on a Posie Pot

Be sure to stop in this week to bid on one of our posie pots for The Alliance Public Library Foundation’s annual Read Around the Posies fundraiser. Money raised is used to enhance technology here in the library. We have MANY beautiful and creative pots this year!



New Adult Fiction

new bookwormRipper by Isabel Allende: A brilliant teenage sleuth must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: Three estranged sisters are surprised when they all show up at their childhood home, and as they struggle to find common ground, they each come to realizations about their sisterhood and the small town they all sought to leave as children.

Stone Cold by C.J. Box: Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is about the man of mystery with the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits.

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr: When Anna and her friends encounter a band of violent kidnappers while camping in Minnesota, their ultimate challenge will be to stay alive.

Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter: A Quaker woman dares the unknown to be a missionary in the western wilderness of the United States in 1837.

The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler: It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong is nearly killed in a high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but doesn’t know what he is getting into.

Missing You by Harlan Coben: NYPD detective Kat Donovan tries to solve a string of murders while trying to reconnect with her ex-fiancé, Jeff, who she finds on a dating website.

The Bear by Claire Cameron: While camping with her family, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her parents being attacked by a rogue black bear. She escapes in a canoe with her brother, and must battle hunger, the elements, and a dangerous wilderness to survive.

The Lighthouse Road by Lisa Genova: Tells the story of a Norwegian immigrant family in Duluth, Minnesota, near the turn of the twentieth century.

Why King’s Confess by C.S. Harris: The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian’s past puts him to the ultimate test.