RB Digital Magazines

Backyard and Garden Design Ideas: Backyard & Garden Design Ideas is designed to provide information and inspiration for people who are embarking on major backyard and garden makeovers. As a result we devote more space to garden design, layout, furniture, products, plants, pools, structures and maintenance than any other publication on the market.

National Geographic: The latest news in science, exploration, and culture will open your eyes to the world’s many wonders. Get a National Geographic digital magazine subscription today and experience the same high-quality articles and breathtaking photography contained in the print edit.

Minecraft World Magazine: Minecraft World is the essential four-weekly guide to the planet’s best videogame: Minecraft! In each issue, we’ll be keeping you bang up to date with what’s happening in Minecraft, as well as sharing secrets, essential tips, advice and the very latest news.

Highlights for Children: The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated while they learn. Filled with fiction, nonfiction, Hidden Pictures, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more, this read-only digital version of Highlights magazine strengthens reading abilities, promotes creativity, sharpens thinking skills, and helps build confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 6-12.  

Food Network Magazine: Food Network Magazine is America’s best-selling food magazine on newsstands—and every food lover’s essential handbook: Each issue is packed with star recipes and tips, behind-the-scenes scoops and fun, creative ideas for home cooks.

Newsweek: Newsweek magazine has a long-standing tradition of providing readers with the most updated information on the most pressing issues affecting our nation and world today. Topics regularly covered include politics and government, business and entertainment, health and nutrition, science and technology, money and culture.

Vogue: Setting the standard for over 100 years has made Vogue the bestselling fashion magazine in the world.

Rolling Stone: Get Rolling Stone digital magazine subscription today for cutting-edge reporting, provocative photos and raw interviews with the people who shape the scene and rock the world.

Outdoor Life: Our readers’ hands-on spirit is reflected in the magazine’s comprehensive gear tests and personal adventure stories. Whether shopping for a new rifle, searching for the hottest fishing holes this weekend or thirsting for exciting adventure tales, Outdoor Life is the ultimate resource.

The Alliance Public Library RB Digital Magazine collection can be accessed at https://centralnebraskane.rbdigital.com where patrons may use their patron number found on the back of their card (ie: P54896) and their personal email to register for an account. An RB Digital mobile app is also available to download for most devices. For help with accessing Alliance Public Library’s digital services, please call the library at 308-762-1387 or visit our website at https://libraries.ne.gov/alliance.

New RB Digital Titles

The Alliance Public Library RB Digital collection can be accessed at centralnebraskane.rbdigital.com where patrons may use their patron number found on the back of their card (ie: P54896) and their personal email to register for an account. An RB Digital mobile app is also available to download for most devices. For help with accessing Alliance Public Library’s digital services, please call the library at 308-762-1387.

Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown: In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home’s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman’s life and her own, it causes her to question the foundation of her own relationship with her husband—and what it means to be a wife fighting for her place in a patriarchal society.

Cesare by Jerome Charyn: Seventeen-year-old Cesare stumbles upon a gang beating up a tramp, whose life he saves and is none other than spymaster Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the Abwehr, German military intelligence. Canaris is a man of contradictions who, while serving the regime, seeks to undermine the Nazis and helps Cesare hide Berlin’s Jews from the Gestapo. When the woman Cesare loves, a member of the Jewish underground, is captured and sent to Auschwitz, Cesare must find a way to rescue her.

The Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell: It is a time of political turmoil once more as the fading King Edward begins to lose control over his successors and their supporters. There are two potential heirs—possibly more—and doubt over whether the once separate states of Wessex and Mercia will hold together. Political alliances and loyalties throughout the land result in a battle for kingship—and England’s fate.

The Innocents by Michael Crummey: A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family’s boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. Muddling through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested.

The Other Windsor Girl by Georgia Blalock: In a historical debut evoking the style of The Crown, the daughter of an impoverished noble is swept into the fame and notoriety of the royal family and Princess Margaret’s fast-living friends when she is appointed as Margaret’s second Lady-in-Waiting. But while Margaret, as a member of the Royal Family, is not free to act on her desires, Vera soon wants the freedom to pursue her own dreams. As time and Princess Margaret’s scandalous behavior progress, both women will be forced to choose between status, duty, and love.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara: In a sprawling Indian city, three friends venture into the most dangerous corners to find their missing classmate. In a chaotic and cramped urban neighborhood, the unfolding of a tragedy is seen through the eyes of a child as he has his first perilous collisions with an unjust and complicated wider world. It captures the fierce warmth, resilience, and bravery that can emerge in times of trouble and carries the reader headlong into a community that, once encountered, is impossible to forget.

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl: A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in. She begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof. On Swift Horses is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher: When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she stumbles across her grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants until she encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself. Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you

New RB Digital Ebooks

The Alliance Public Library RB Digital collection can be accessed at https://centralnebraskane.rbdigital.com where patrons may use their patron number found on the back of their card (ie: P54896) and their personal email to register for an account. An RB Digital mobile app is also available to download for most devices. For help with accessing Alliance Public Library’s digital services, please call the library at 308-762-1387.

Weather by Jenny Offill: Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire librarian Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she is forced to address the limits of her own experience—but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she’s learned from her years of wandering the library stacks.

Ghosts of the Missing by Kathleen Donohoe: In the vein of The Lovely Bones and The Little Friend, Ghosts of the Missing follows the mysterious disappearance of a twelve-year-old girl during a town parade and the reverberations of this tragedy throughout the town. With her “knack for capturing heartbreaking moments with a gripping simplicity,” Kathleen Donohoe lures us into a haunting world of secrets and obsessions and shows just how far people will go in search of the truth.

The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips: Queen Elizabeth’s spymasters recruit an unlikely agent—the only Muslim in England—for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from “one of the best writers in America.” Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.

Out of the Attic by V.C. Andrews: The twisted, beloved Dollanganger legend began two generations before Corrine Foxworth locked away her children in Flowers in the Attic. The second book in a new prequel story arc, Out of the Attic explores the Dollanganger family saga by traveling back decades to when the clan’s wicked destiny first took root.

Rope Burn by William W. Johnstone: Those Jensen boys, Ace and Chance, find themselves on the wrong side of the law—and the raw end of justice—inside the meanest, dirtiest prison in the Arizona territory. When a barroom brawl lands Ace and Chance Jensen in jail, it’s just the beginning of a nightmare that will never end.

The Illness Lesson by Claire Beams: At their newly founded school, Samuel Hood and his daughter Caroline promise a groundbreaking education for young women. When a mysterious flock of red birds descends on the town, the students begin to manifest bizarre symptoms: rashes, seizures, headaches, verbal tics, night wanderings. As the men around her continue to dictate, disastrously, all terms of the girls’ experience, Caroline’s body too begins to betray her. To save herself and her young charges, she will have to defy every rule that has governed her life, her mind, her body, and her world.

Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West: When a devoted teacher comes under pressure for her progressive curriculum and a helicopter mom goes viral on social media, two women at odds with each other find themselves in similar predicaments, having to battle back from certain social ruin. The Liston Heights High student body will need more than a strong sense of school spirit to move past these campus dramas in an engrossing debut novel that addresses parents behaving badly and teenagers speaking up, even against their own families.

The Traitor by V.S. Alexander: Drawing on the true story of the White Rose—the resistance movement of young Germans against the Nazi regime—The Traitor tells of one woman who offers her life in the ultimate battle against tyranny, during one of history’s darkest hours. Natalya risks everything in an effort to resist, but even among those she trusts most, there is no guarantee of safety—and when danger strikes, she must take an extraordinary gamble in her own personal struggle to survive.

New DVDs

A Million Little Pieces: An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23 year-old James has two options: treatment or death. After waking up on a plane with a smashed up face and no memory of the past few weeks, he heads to rehab where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. As James endures the white-knuckle journey of mending his broken body, he heals his broken soul by connecting with other kindred spirits who also yearn and fight for a better life.

Hustlers: Inspired by a true story, Hustlers follows Destiny, a young stripper struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she meets Ramona, the club’s savvy top earner, who shows her the way toward making big bucks. But when the 2008 economic collapse hits their Wall Street clientele hard, Destiny and Ramona concoct a plan with their fellow strippers to turn the tables on these greedy power players.

It: Chapter Two: Twenty-seven years after the Losers’ Club defeated Pennywise, IT has returned. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways, but with people disappearing again in Derry, Maine. Mike calls the others back home. Damaged by their past experiences, they must conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise – who has become deadlier that ever – once and for all.

The Addams Family: Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back with their first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Waves: Tyler is a high school wrestler on the verge of a full college scholarship under tremendous pressure from his domineering father. When Tyler is pushed to the brink, his actions threaten to tear his close-knit family apart, deeply affecting his younger sister, who is navigating her own path of growing up and falling in love.

Rambo: Last Blood: Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, Rambo: Last Blood marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Abominable: When mischievous friends Yi, Jin, and Peng discover a young yeti on their roof, they name him Everest and embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite the magical creature with his family. On the journey of their lifetimes, Everest helps Yi, Jin and Peng unlock an inner bravery they didn’t know they had. As they travel across China to return the magical creature to his home, Everest will help them discover where they truly belong, too.

Terminator: Dark Fate: Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with and unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Big Little Lies: Complete Second Season: Trouble returns to Monterey, CA as relationships unravel, loyalties erode, and the potential for emotional and bodily injury still looms large, the HBO smash-hit series is back. In Season 2, the “Monterey Five” – Madeline, Caleste, Jane, Ronata and Bonnie – look to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives – just as Perry’s mother arrives looking for answers.

New Fiction Titles

Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor: While Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill prepare to join their team on a counter-terrorist mission in the triple frontier– the lawless tri-border region where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet — they are entangled in a scheme involving Brazilian politics and a cut-throat battle for control of offshore oil fields.

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano: A twelve-year-old boy struggles with the worst kind of fame–as the sole survivor of a notorious plane crash.

Witch’s Oath by Terry Goodkind: The Children of D’Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series. The story will be told in installments, as novella-length episodes published every three months. Witch’s Oath is the fourth novella.

The Small Town by Thomas Perry: Twelve convicts plan and execute a mass prison break that results in a small town destroyed. After two years with no capture of the masterminds, Leah Hawkins, a six-foot, two-inch former star basketball player and resident good cop, is sent to track the infamous twelve. And kill them. Soon, the surviving fugitives realize what she is up to, and a race to kill or be killed ensues

Our Last Goodbye by Shirley Dickson: 1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, twenty-five-year-old May Robinson’s mother is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May isn’t sure she has the strength to harbor the secret she has kept for so many years – a secret her mother devoted her life to hiding, that would tear their broken family further apart. When the shocking truth of May’s secret comes to light, just as the war comes too close to home, can their love survive the impossible?

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell: When Libby learns the identity of her birth parents and inherits their abandoned mansion worth millions, everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well–and she is on a collision course to meet them. In The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell brings us a can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

The Peacock Emporium by JoJo Moyes: Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. She was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother’s shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium where she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna, and only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future.

Cleaning the Gold by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child: Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a twenty-two-year-old murder. His suspect’s name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene. But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If they can.

Beating about the Bush by M.C. Beaton: When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.

New Nonfiction

Martha Stewart’s Organizing by Martha Stewart: Martha’s indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha’s own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long.

The Power of Favor by Joel Osteen: With Joel’s encouragement, you’ll see how God’s goodness uplifts you every day. He wants you to reach new levels of fulfillment, new levels of increase, new levels of promotion, new levels of victory. When you realize you have been marked for blessings, you will feel the force of His favor and overcome challenges that you can’t face on your own.  

A Woman Makes a Plan by Maye Musk: The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of “living dangerously–carefully.” Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career, family, health, and adventure. You can’t control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Macksey: A modern, illustrated fable for readers of all ages that explores life’s universal lessons from beloved British illustrator Charlie Mackesy.

The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch by Kimberly Potts: Examines the show’s lasting effects on its audience and take readers behind-the-scenes and into the lives of our most beloved characters, all to document why The Brady Bunch was one of the most groundbreaking shows of its time–and why it remains to this day, unforgettable.

How to Not Diet by Michael Greger, M.D.: Publisher Annotation: Discover the cutting-edge science behind long-term weight loss success, in this powerful new book from the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die.

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen: A survivor’s story of absolute evil–and the freedom and justice that sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders. Victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today–loving, loved, and moving on

Notre-Dame by Ken Follett: Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world–the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett’s most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth

Bowls by America’s Test Kitchen: Create satisfying, nourishing, quick-to-prepare bowls built around grains, noodles, greens, and broths and find inspiration to customize your own creations. You’ll find plenty of options here, plus full nutritional information for every recipe.

New Fiction Titles

1922 by Stephen King: The year is 1922. Together, Wilfred James and his teenage son commit a gruesome crime in order to keep the family’s Nebraska homestead intact. Soon after, supernatural terrors begin to afflict father and son, as well as their land. Is it just a coincidence, or is it something more disturbing at work? Betrayal, murder, madness, rats; 1922 is a breathtaking exploration into the dark side of human nature from the great American storyteller.

A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris: Lizbeth Rose is hired for transporting a crate into Dixie. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what’s inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.

Treason by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington’s close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency–only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before. From the City of Light to the rocky Maine coastline, Stone will need to summon all his wit and daring to halt the audacious plots threatening to reveal confidential intel, and catch the evasive traitor at last.

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher: She’s never met the other wives. But she loves him so much she doesn’t care. Or at least that’s what she told herself. Then, under false pretenses, she strikes up a friendship with his other wife, Hannah. Hannah starts showing up to coffee dates with telltale bruises. She’s being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also her husband. But she’s never known him to be violent, ever. Who exactly is her husband, and how far would she go to find the truth?

Genesis by Robin Cook: Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of harnessing DNA from ancestry websites to catch a killer in this timely and explosive new medical thriller.

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel: Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. Despite privilege, some students are struggling and wounded, dealing with insecurity and loneliness. Then a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community are left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another’s secrets.

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke: Bluebird Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who’s gone missing–but it’s the boy’s family of white supremacists who are his real target.

The Price by Tim Tigner: There’s a secret in Silicon Valley. A discovery. An invention. One so startling and surprisingly sinister that it needs to be kept – at any price. Propelling the thrills and perched at the middle of the mystery is one of humanity’s great questions: would the Fountain of Youth be a blessing?

The Playground by Jane Shemlit: The lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout.  The story twists and then twists again while the three families desperately search for answers. It’s only as they begin to unravel the truth of what happened over the summer that they realize evil has crept quietly into their world. But has this knowledge come too late?

New Fiction Titles

House on Fire by Joseph Finder: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a whistleblower, exposing evidence that Kimball Pharmaceutical knew Oxydone, was dangerously addictive and led directly to the overdoses and deaths of people like Sean.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi: After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, forcing Zélie to fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

Brewed Awakening by Cleo Coyle: When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she has been missing for the past week, or that her friends and family have been frantic with worry. But Clare does not much of anything about the last decade of her life. Clare’s missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed and to clear her name, Clare must find a way to reclaim her memories and rescue an heiress before this high-stakes crime ends in tragedy.

American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins: Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of a drug trafficker is published, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca  are instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia-trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend.

Unspeakable Thing by Jess Lourey: Cassie McDowell lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

Lost by James Patterson: Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America’s most vibrant city, Miami. Moon’s investigative team discovers that the opportunistic “Blood Brothers” — Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff — have evaded authorities while building a deadly crime syndicate. And as the Rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they’re not playing by anyone’s rules.

When You See Me by Lisa Gardner: When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy and Detective DD Warren bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers.

Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts: It’s been twelve years, but very little in Hyattown, Maryland has changed. Vanessa Sexton, a successful pianist, has finally come home to the small town after having her heart shattered years ago. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hasn’t changed – he is still lean, athletic, rugged . . . But the once reckless boy has become a solid, dependable man. He’d stood her up on the most important night of her life; can she ever trust him again?

New DVDs

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Judy: Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans – all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline.

The Joker: Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as Joker.

The Goldfinch: Theodore Decker is 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day – a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

Ad Astra: Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this “absolutely enthralling” sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride goes on a dangerous mission across and unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Parasite: Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not so much else. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

The Lighthouse:  From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind the horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored.

Gemini Man: Retired hitman Henry Brogan is forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must now outsmart the assassin at every step – but how far will he go once they finally come face to face? Packed with epic fight scenes and groundbreaking visual effects, Gemini Man is the future of action movies.  

New Graphic Novels

The Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin: As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down.

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Page: When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry–the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell: Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, they’ve worked together at a pumpkin patch in Omaha, Nebraska. But this Halloween is different – they are finally seniors. What if they went out with a bang? And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years … What if their last shift was an adventure?

Batman: Nightwalker by Stuart Moore: A ruthless new gang of criminals known only as Nightwalkers is terrorizing Gotham, and the city’s elite are being taken out one by one. On the way home from his 18th birthday party, newly minted billionaire Bruce Wayne makes an impulsive choice that puts him in their crosshairs and lands him in Arkham Asylym, the once-infamous mental hospital. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer…and Bruce’s only hope.

Black Canary by Meg Cabot: Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance is in a rock band with her two best friends and has a good relationship with her mom, but when a mysterious figure threatens her friends and family, she learns more about herself and her mother’s secret past.

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia: When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she’s ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her…and another, more disturbing, voice in her head.

Best Friends by Shannon Hale: When she becomes part of the in-crowd, Shannon begins to question whether she wants to remain there, in this autobiographical graphic novel about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding a path in life.

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle: When living with her mother’s abusive boyfriend becomes unbearable, fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman, runs away and struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.