New Non-Fiction September 2018

Basketball: A Love Story, 796.32 Macmullan, Jackie

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates, 973.2 Dolin, Eric Jay

Calypso, 814.54 Sedaris, David

Can Democracy Work? 321.8 Miller, Jim

The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, 818 Allen, Amberia

Educated: A Memoir, 92 Westover, Tara

Every Day is Extra, 973.93 Kerry, John

Fear: Trump in the White House, 973.93 Woodward, Bob

Girl, Wash Your Face, 248.84 Hollis, Rachel

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, 791.45 King, Maxwell

Heartland, 92 Smarsh, Sarah

Homespun: Amish and Mennonite Women in their own Words, 298.7 Craker, Lorilee

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, 973.93 Unger, Craig

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, 321.9 Stanley, Jason

Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter, 3634.15 Wiehl, Lis

Kansas Basketball, 1858-1941, 796.35 Eberle, Mark

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery, 364.15 James, Bill

Mary Shelley: The Strange, True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator, 823.7 Reef, Catherine

Mr. Trumps Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of his Extraordinary First Year in Office, 973.93 Garrett, Major

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, 92 Fisher, Todd

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, 306.87 Brooks, Kim

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War 327.12 Macintyre, Ben

Travelers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism, 943.08 Boyd, Julia

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, 973.93 Omarosa

What to Read and Why, 028.9 Prose, Francine

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Batman Day is September 17

Saturday, September 17, is officially Batman Day.  Stop by the library for Batman fun, and don’t forget we have all sorts of media — books, DVDs, and comics — featuring the Dark Knight.

Kids’ Stuff:scoobybat

  • Scooby-Doo Meets Batman
  • Poison Ivy’s deadly garden
  • Five riddles for Robin
  • Batman Joker’s wild!
  • Batman, the animated Fire and Ice

Teens’ Stuff:

  • Batman Serialized Comic
  • Batman Li’l Gotham. Volume 1 & 2
  • Superman, Batman: Public Enemies

  Adult Stuff:

  • Justice League
  • New Suicide Squad
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Batman ’66
  • Batman Detective Comics
  • Last night, a superhero saved my life : Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, and an all-star roster on the caped crusaders that changed their lives


  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • The Killing Joke
  • Gotham: The Complete First Season

And more!


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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.


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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What’s Happening at the Library

National Poetry Month

April was National Poetry Month, for those of you who didn’t know. We celebrated here at the library by displaying poetry books for all ages and holding a poetry contest. In this contest you had to use the titles on the spines of books to make up a poem (limit 4-6 books). It went pretty slowly for the first week, but then one morning I was astounded to see my inbox flooded with them. Apparently a local teacher had come across the contest and encouraged her students to enter. The poems were amazing! Ranging from hilarious to dire warnings about the future of our planet.

Our judges were hard pressed to pick just one poem to win. It was impossible. So we decided that instead of just one winner, we’d give prizes to first and second place, as well as two “honorable mentions”. Even then it was hard to choose as everyone had different favorites. But here are the final choices!

First Prize went to “The Triumph of Survival”


Second Prize went to “The Trouble with Animals”

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Poem: “Pardon?” Said The Giraffe

What Are You Doing In My Bed?

I’m Really Sorry

Animals Do The Strangest Things

And our two “honorable mentions” were:



Poem: War, Terrible War

My Chlidhood Under Fire

Into a New Country

Built To Last


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Poem: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Dirt on My Shirt

“Don’t Make Me Count to Three!”

The Blessing of Little Boys

We hope everyone enjoyed the contest! May is National Pet Month, so in honor of that we’re doing “Pets Caught Reading.” Does your beloved companion love to nibble on a good story? Take a picture and send it in for a chance to win a great prize! Look at our event links for instructions.

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