New Graphic Novels – April 2019

New Graphic Novels

Attack on Titan 27

Archie Meets Batman ‘66

Batman and the Outsiders

Batman Detective Comics Rebirth 4

The Night Witches

American Gods: My Ainsel

Is This How You See Me?

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth

Star Wars Ewoks: Flight to Danger

Ms. Marvel: Time and Again

The Flash & Green Lantern: The Brave & The Bold

Return of Wolverine

X-Men Gold: Back to Basics

X-Men Gold: Evil Empires

X-Men Gold: Mojo Worldwide

X-Men Gold: The Negative Zone War

X-Men Gold: Cruel and Unusual

X-Men Gold: Godwar

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Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month. We worked with the South Central Mental Health Counseling Center to create a display in the Children’s Library to assist patrons with postpartum concerns and provide local community resources.



Below are several books in our collection that speak on postpartum depression, loss, and mental health issues, which you can find on display in the Children’s Library:

Strong as a Mother: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood by Kate Rope

Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief by Kate Inglis

Body Full of Stars by Molly Caro May

This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin

When Postpartum Packs a Punch: Fighting Back and Finding Joy by Kristina Cowan

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell

Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What’s Holding you Back so you Can Live the Life you Want by Katherine Wintsch

Out of the Shadow: Revealing the Path to Recovery by Mark Litzsinger

Beyond the Baby Blues: Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy by Rebecca Star Fox


Interested in a Mom 2 Mom Postpartum Support Group beginning May 14? Check out the flyer below (click the image to make it larger or to download):

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Perinatal Mental Health Support Resources

Local Resources

Sarah Post, LSCSW Monarch Center

Noelle Martin, Willow Tree

Jenni Harshbarger, Mosaic (316) 842-4727

Teresa Mcdonald, Heritage FCS

Behavioral Medicine Specialists (316) 685-5195

Sabrina Hooks, Wichita Family Counseling

Pathway Family Counseling (316) 333-5329 x 1600

Thrive Counseling (316) 768-4002

The Breastfeeding Center of Wichita

Crisis: COMCARE Community Crisis Center (316) 660-7500


Wichita Support Group

Moms for Moms meets every Tuesday at 1pm. Free and registration not necessary.

151 N. Volutsia St. Treehouse Building Contact Sarah Post (316) 371-1283 or email


Emergency Numbers

Parent Helpline 800-332-6378

Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741


Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International warmline 1-800-944-4773

Postpartum Support International (PSI) “Chat with an Expert” meetings every Wednesday

PSI Kansas Coordinators available for phone or email support and county specific resource lists

Melissa Hoffman 785.550.6795

Stephanie Young 620.897.7605

PSI online support groups in English and Spanish: Support Groups Central

PSI closed Facebook group


For Fathers

PSI Chat with an Expert first Monday of each month

Emotional support for men suffering at Postpartum Men

Information about mood disorders: click on “Learn more”

Resources for fathers: click on “family-resources for fathers”

Mayo Clinic Guide for Supporting Someone with Depression

Boot Camp for New Dads


Spanish Resources

PSI website can be translated to Spanish (top right)

PSI Spanish warmline phone support 1-800-944-4773

PSI Spanish online support groups


Medication use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Infant Risk Center (806-352-2519) or

Mother to Baby (866-626-6847)

Mother Risk (877-439-2744)

Massachusetts General Hospital Women’s Mental Health


Recommended Websites, Books, and Podcasts

Postpartum Support International

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color

Medical Information, research updates, and articles

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating PPD Indman, MFT, & Bennett, PhD

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book Sandra Poulin

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression Karen Kleiman, MSW & Valerie Raskin, MD

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts Amy Wenzel & Karen Kleiman, MSW

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman, MSW

Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold, PhD & Diane Sanford, PhD

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook Pamela Weight

The Mindful Way Workbook by J. Teasdale, M. Williams and Z. Legal

Mom and Mind Podcast by Dr. Kat

The Wellness Pod by Dr. Shari-ann H. James, PhD. podcast

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Book Review: The Frame-Up


The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

There is so much to like about a book that combines comic books, mystery and mayhem, romance, and geek culture. Not your standard Cozy Mystery, The Frame-Up follows MG as she navigates life as a no-nonsense, passionate comic book writer.

When MG discovers a potential comic book link to a series of local crimes, she teams up with hot cop Matteo to try to find the connection. Like any good cozy mystery, MG soon branches out on her own and fun and quirky hijinks ensue.

Part of what makes this a great read is Molin’s depiction of MG. Her decisions and actions throughout the story don’t always make sense to the reader and at times she bumbles things and obstructs the investigation. In her excitement, MG places herself and others in dangerous situations without fully thinking through the consequences. She’s flawed. She’s a real person. She’s relatable to the reader.

The Frame-Up has just a hint of romance — more of a will-they-or-won’t-they scenario — and sets up the storyline between MG and Matteo for future installments. Molin’s writing is light and funny, with just the right amount of pop culture references to not feel trite. The Frame-Up is a fun, easy read for when you’re not looking for something serious – great for a lazy afternoon or weekend.


Review by Andover Library Staff

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Book Review: My Dear Hamilton


My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie


I chose this book initially because like most of the country I had fallen under the spell of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Surprisingly, this book turned out to be one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year. My Dear Hamilton gives us a glimpse into the life of Eliza Schuyler before she became Mrs. Hamilton.

As with most historical fiction the authors embellished some of the characters and events. I did appreciate the extent of the authors’ research into the actual people, places and events that took place during Eliza’s lifetime.

I love historical fiction, especially the Revolutionary War era. If you are a fan of Hamilton the musical you will really enjoy this book. Perfect mix of historical facts with great imaginative writing.

Review by Andover Public Library Staff

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