New Items – August 3, 2015

What’s new in the library?

The books on this list have just arrived!

Featured New Releases in Fiction

Additional New Releases in Fiction

  • The Map of Chaos by Felix Palma
  • This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong
  • The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • Time Salvage by Wesley Chu
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Speak by Louisa Hall
  • The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall
  • The Devil’s Share by Wallace Stroby
  • Look Through Darkness by Aimee Thurlo
  • 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Eric Flint
  • The Gods of Tango by Carolina de Robertis
  • The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
  • Summer With My Sisters by Holly Chamberlin
  • The Secrets She Keeps by Deb Caletti
  • Twice in a Lifetime by Dorothy Garlock
  • The Innocent by Ann Gabhart
  • Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl
  • Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard
  • Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard
  • Saving Hope by Margaret Daley
  • Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley
  • Network of Deception by Spencer Moses
  • So Far Away by Meg Moore
  • Kings of Colorado by David Hilton
  • An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  • The Amish Bride by Emma Miller
  • The Rancher’s Second Chance by Brenda Minton
  • Falling for the Mom-to-Be by Jenna Mindel
  • Lakeside Hero by Lenora Worth
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  • An Alaskan Wedding by Belle Calhoune

Featured New Releases in NonFiction

Featured New Releases in Video

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What’s Happening at the Library – New Book Clubs!

The Andover Public Library is now offering tween and teen book clubs to patrons of the library. The teen book club meets in the library conference room on the fourth Monday evening of each month from 5:30-7:00pm. The tween book club will meet on the first Monday of every month in the conference room as well at 5:30.

BOOK DISCUSSION DATES

Teen Book Club 2015
Monday, August 24th – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Monday, September 28th – TBD
Monday, October 26th – TBD
Tween Book Club 2015
Monday, September 14th – Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Monday, October 5th – TBD
Monday, November 2nd – TBD

You can copy and print the below information to print off your own form, or get one from the front desk at the library. Please be aware that at this time we are limiting membership in each club to ten people. Because there is only one meeting a month we ask that you be able attend all meetings. Thank you!

Young Adult Book Clubs Sign-Up Form

Date: _____________   Library Card #: ________________   Name: __________________________________

E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________   Phone #: ____________________

Name you want printed on your name tag (first name only):  ___________________________

Club you are interested in joining (circle one):

      1st Mon. Tween                           4th Mon. Teen

Type of material you prefer (circle one):

        Regular Print Book                                  Large Print Book                            Unabridged Audiobook (CD)

Questions, Comments or Concerns:  _________________________________________________________________________________________

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Meet the Librarian: Rachel Ayers, Cataloging Supervisor

Name: Rachel Ayers

Position at the library: Cataloging Supervisor

1. How long have you been at APL? 1. I’ve been at APL for one month and counting!

2. What’s your favorite thing about APL? My favorite thing about APL is buying books for patrons.

3. What is your favorite book and why? My favorite book is The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. It’s an epic fantasy adventure about reading and writing – need I say more?

4. Do you have any other book or author recommendations? I recommend anything by Juliet Marillier, at least if you love historic adventures with a dose of romance and magic.

5. Do you have any hobbies? (Besides reading?) I’m a writer, a yoga-enthusiast, and a bicycler. I also love food.

6. If you weren’t a librarian, what would you be? Unsatisfied with life.

7. What’s your favorite food? Avocados.

8. What is the funniest experience you’ve ever had at the library? There was a conversation about communist zombies during a firestorm at sea that was pretty entertaining.

9. What does your dream library look like? My dream library is pretty eclectic, and you have to get to know it to learn your way around. (No offense, Dewey, but you’re not in the dream library!) If you go in looking for a book, a book might just find you. It’s kind of a cross between the Hogwarts Library, the library at the Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork, and, of course, the Sandman’s personal library. Beware of miscellaneous flying spells.

10. Talk about other stuff you like (movies, TV, music, games, etc.) I’m a little bit of a gamer, a comic book geek, and an eclectic reader. My favorite movies are The Princess Bride and Stardust. I am curious about everything, and my Google search history either has me on an FBI watchlist or is too vast and diverse for the government to bother with.

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Teen Reads – July 17, 2015

Better than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Before her dad moved out, Juliet Newman thought she had it all; the family, the boyfriend, and a bright career in front of her. But when he does moves out… her mom loses it; leaving Juliette to question everything she has ever believed. She wants the life she always dreamt of, but when the bad-boy Declan changes things up, she is left to question is that the life she really wants? She asks, what is perfection? And does she really want it? A feel good novel filled with just the right amount of romantic and hilarious moments to suit most everyone’s taste, especially young high school students looking towards the future!

The Agency: A spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

When Mary Quinn is given the opportunity to learn at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for girls and work as a spy for The Agency she is astonished and anxious. The Agency is a covert women’s intelligence ring, using positions as household servants as a cover up, they are placed within powerful houses where they will have access to society’s greatest secrets. Their first mission is to track some missing cargo ships by breaking into a merchant’s home. While on the mission, Mary is pushed beyond limits and faced with trickery and deception everywhere she turns… will she find someone to trust? This action packed novel is a perfect mix of suspense and mystery, with a sprinkle of romance. It left me wanting more!

(Reviewed by Anna Wilson)

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