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  • Children’s Library: March Book Talk

    Children’s Library: March Book Talk

    Looking for new books for your newly independent reader? Youth and Family Services Manager Jennifer Sullivan has been hard at work refreshing our collection of Juvenile chapter books and graphic novels. Watch the video or browse the list below to see her picks for March. New Copies of Beloved Classics The Mouse and the Motorcycle […]

  • Intro to Chinese New Year

    Intro to Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is celebrated across Asia, and is a national holiday in many countries including Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in China. Lunar New Year begins on a slightly different date each year–depending on when the new moon near the end […]

  • eCookbooks to inspire your Super Bowl Snacks

    eCookbooks to inspire your Super Bowl Snacks

    To celebrate the Super Bowl and root on the Bengals this weekend, I put together a list of titles available to download (with your APL Card Number and PIN) from Kentucky Libraries Unbound, available through OverDrive or the Libby App. Whether your party is big or small, you should be able to find something fun, […]

  • Blind Date with a Book is Back!

    Blind Date with a Book is Back!

    During the month of February, willing patrons are invited to pick a book from our Blind Date with a Book display. The books are wrapped to keep them a mystery until the reader is ready to meet their “date,” though the labels on the books are color-coded by genre and contain clues to the book’s […]

  • Anti-Valentine’s Day Booklist: Romance Gone Wrong

    Anti-Valentine’s Day Booklist: Romance Gone Wrong

    Not everyone is in love with Valentine’s Day, so in addition to our Blind Date with a Book display, we have a collection of books that dwell on the dark side of romance and relationships. Below are featured descriptions of a sampling of the books on the list. To view the full booklist, and reserve […]

  • Books you may have missed

    Books you may have missed

    Adult Services Librarian Laurel Sisler has picked four hidden gems, all fiction titles newly acquired by APL in the past year, that she’d like to spotlight: A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright, The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson, Goblin by Josh Malerman, and The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope by C.W. […]

  • Observe MLK Day Digitally

    Observe MLK Day Digitally

    The Library may be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but you will still be able to access lots of materials about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. With your APL card number you can log in to Kentucky Libraries Unbound on the Overdrive site, or on your tablet […]

  • Book Recommendation: Firekeeper’s Daughter

    Book Recommendation: Firekeeper’s Daughter

    Book Title: Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Author: Angeline Boulley Call Number: YA FIC BOUL Recommended by: Jennifer Sullivan, Youth & Family Services Manager Jennifer’s Review: This is an own-voices book that depicts tribal life from the point of view of a teenage girl. It has a very compelling plot with a strong female protagonist. The book […]

  • Audiobook Recommendation: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

    Audiobook Recommendation: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

    Audiobook Title: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Audiobook Author: Cal Newport Audiobook Narrator: Dave Mallow Subject: Personality and Occupation, Vocational Guidance Call Number: CD 650.1 NEWP Recommended by: Monica Miller, Library Support Assistant Monica’s review: “Honestly, the narrator was pretty boring, but I […]