New DVDs – 5/23

  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • A Dog’s Purpose
  • The Salesman
  • A Plastic Ocean
  • Before the Flood
  • Rings
  • Walking With the Enemy
  • The Red Turtle
  • The Girl With All the Gifts
  • A Team of Their Own
  • American Sign Language Everyday Words: Activities and Events
  • American Sign Language for Kids and Adults Volume 1 & 2
  • Emergency Medical Words and Sentences in American Sign Language Volume 1 & 2
  • Religious Expressions in American Sign Language Volume 1 & 2
  • Sign Language 101
  • Common Expressions in American Sign Language Volume 1
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • A Street Cat Named Bob
  • The Space Between Us
  • XXX
  • Resident Evil
  • Split
  • The Preppie Connection
  • Get Out
  • Logan
  • The Great Wall
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New YA – 5/16

  • Tales of Arilland by Alethea Kontis
  • Game Over by Andrew Klavan
  • Drift and Dagger by Kendall Kulper
  • Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano
  • Broken Crowns by Lauren DeStefano
  • Department 19: Darkest Night by Will Hill
  • Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
  • Dearest by Alethea Kontis
  • Seriously Shifted by Tina Connolly
  • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  • The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
  • The 100: Rebellion by Kass Morgan
  • United by Melissa Landers
  • Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
  • The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
  • Legion by Julie Kagawa
  • The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
  • The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight
  • Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
  • Starfall by Melissa Landers
  • Spindle by E.K. Johnston
  • Dare You by Jennifer Bown
  • You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
  • Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
  • The End of OZ by Danielle Paige
  • Insidious by Dawn Metcalf
  • The Speed of Darkness by Catherine Fisher
  • Queen by Aimee Carter
  • A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley
  • Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore
  • Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Nothing Bad is Going to Happen by Kathleen Hale
  • Outrage by John Sandford
  • The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
  • Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz
  • A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carrigger
  • Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
  • Flame in the Midst by Renee Ahdieh
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  • The Width of the World by David Baldacci
  • Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Foretelling of George Spider by Ambelin Kwaymullina
  • Behind Closed Doors by Miriam Halahmy
  • Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter
  • Rampage by John Sandford
  • Bad Blood by Jennifer Barnes
  • Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond
  • The End by Charlie Higson
  • Traveler by Arwen Dayton
  • Bloodtraitor by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
  • Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman
  • Irreversible by Chris Lynch
  • The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  • The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
  • Genius by Leopoldo Gout
  • Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
  • The Names they Gave Us by Emery Lord
  • The Dark Army by Joseph Delaney
  • All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
  • Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter
  • Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott
  • The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
  • Golden by Melissa De La Cruz
  • A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
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Hooked on Hamilton? We can help!

Have you caught the Hamilton craze? If so, APL has your back, with plenty of Hamilton-inspired books to sate your craving while you wait for your chance to see the musical yourself…

Check these out:

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The biography that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the insanely popular musical!  “Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.”

Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser

For history buffs and pop-culture addicts alike, this mix of biography, humor, and advice offers a fresh take on a nearly forgotten Founding Father, and will spark a revolution in your own life.

War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation by John Sedgwick

A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggests the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. It was a fear that would prove justified after Hamilton s death…

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages–“since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda–traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto.

The Hamilton Affair: A Novel by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of iconic characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from tremulous beginning to bittersweet ending—his at a dueling ground on the shores of the Hudson River, hers more than half a century later after a brave, successful life.

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De la Cruz

As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.  Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man.

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And if you can already sing along to every song, check out the Hamilton Mix Tape (for free on Spotify), which features favorite songs covered by a variety of artists, from Usher to Sia to Jimmy Fallon.

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New Fiction 5/10

  • Fire Is Your Water by Jim Minick
  • 16th Seduction by James Patterson
  • What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson
  • Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King
  • A Single Spy by William Christie
  • Against All Odds by Danielle Steel
  • The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans
  • Home to Paradise by Barbara Cameron
  • Fool Me Once by Steve Hockensmith
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  • The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep by Steven Heighton
  • The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
  • Life After by Katie Ganshert
  • Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms by Sacchi Green
  • Moving Target by Lynette Eason
  • Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette
  • Sorrow Road by Julia Keller
  • Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  • Crimson Death by Laurell Hamilton
  • The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
  • Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depreste
  • Power Game by Christine Feehan
  • The Homestead by Linda Byler
  • The Nights the Lights Went Out by Karen White
  • Miss You by Kate Eberlen
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
  • When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin
  • Marathon by Brian Freeman
  • Deep Extraction by Diann Mills
  • Love and Death in Burgundy by Susan Shea
  • Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
  • Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
  • Heart of Stone by James Ziskin
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
  • Testimony by Scott Turow
  • How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza
  • Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
  • Murder is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart
  • The Devoted by Suzanne Fisher
  • Pursued by Lisa Harris
  • Some Rise By Sin by Philip Caputo
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • The White Feather Murders by Rachel McMillan
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