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Serving Allen County's need to know. We'll discuss books we're reading and recommending and the Library News.
65 Episodes
Rainy Day Reads

Rainy Day Reads


In this episode, Amanda and Chelsea discuss upcoming programs like Animal Tales and Harvesting Native Seeds. They also discuss their recent reads.  Books discussed: Tom Lake by Anne Patchett Strip Tees by Kate Flannery Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
In this episode of Among the Stacks, Jamie and Delonda discuss recent programming and upcoming community events. They also discuss some of their recent reads.Books mentioned this episode:- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon- After That Night by Karin Slaughter- Joe Picket Series by C.J. Box- The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman- The Only One Left by Riley Sager- Under the Whispering Door by T.J> Klune- Weyward by Emilia Hart- The House on Tradd Stree by Karen White- Those Empty Eyes by Charlie Donlea- The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda- Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
Back to Business

Back to Business


In this episode of Among the Stacks, Mariah and Chelsea discuss the return of regular programming and upcoming September programs including trivia night and painting classes. They also discuss some of their recent reads.Books mentioned this episode:- The Lost Girls by John Glatt- Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld- Those Empty Eyes by Charlie Donlea- Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Amanda and Mariah talk about the new Boys & Girls Club,  upcoming programs and books.  Books mentioned include:With My Little Eye by Joshilyn JacksonThe Overnight Guest by Heather GudenkaufAfter That Night: A Will Trent Thriller by Karin SlaughterWeyward by Emilia HartThe Old Lion by Jeff ShaaraThe Whispers by Ashley Audrain
Jamie and Mariah talk about books they've been reading and recommend. Books and series mentioned include:  How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady HendrixThe Southern Book Club’s Gide to Slaying Vampires by Grady HendrixHorrorstor by Grady HendrixThe Final Girl Support Group by Grady HendrixA Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. BarnettVolcano & Earthquake (DK Eyewitness) by Susanna Van RoseCriminal: A Will Trent Thriller by Karin SlaughterCop Town by Karin SlaughterCarolyn Haines Bones Series Stargazer by  Anne Hillerman. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
Sweet Summertime!

Sweet Summertime!


Chelsea & Amanda discuss the summer reading programs thus far and what to expect in the coming weeks.Books Mentioned:One Italian Summer by Rebecca SerleFairy Tale by Stephen King
Mariah and Shelia talk about Summer Reading registration, programs, and prizes and what they're reading and recommending. Books discussed include: Sundown Motel by Simone St. James Silence for the Dead by Simone St. JamesVera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto Pronto by Elmore Leonard, which inspired the television series Justified. A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian
Jamie and Dee have a conversation about what's happening at the library and some of their favorite books as well as TV and movies inspired by their favorites!Books discussed today include: Killers of a Certain Age, Deanna Raybourn; Once Upon a Wardrobe, Patti Callahan (peripherally, the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan); The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth; the Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris; the Gwendy trilogy by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar; the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling;  Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery; Secrets of a Heartnote by Stacey Lee. 
First Friday is back!Strange & Unusual Books discussed:Celine by Peter HellerWhat Have We Done by Alex FinlayThe Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Every Window Filled with Light by Shelia StovallThe Measure by Nikki ErlickSmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin DoughtyWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty  
Books discussed include: City of Ghost by Victoria SchwabTunnel of Bones by Victoria SchwabA Magical Bakery Series by Bailey CatesStardust by Neil Gaiman The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil GaimanM is for Magic by Neil GaimanOdd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaimon and Chris RiddellBefore the Coffee Gets Cold by Tashikazu KawaguchiGhost 19 by Simone St. JamesWe Carry Their Bones by Erin KimmerleEntangled Life by Merlin SheldrakeFinding the Mother Tree by Suzanne SimardBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererJust the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica The Kind Worth Saving by Peter SwansonMike Bowditch Series by Paul Doiron
Chelsea & Amanda talk about all the program happenings such as Irish Dancing, Arts & Crafts, and a Special Railroad History Program. Books discussed: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins ReidDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Bodyguard by Katherine CenterOutdoor Kids in an Inside World by Steven Rinella 
Books discussed include: Black Flower by Young-ha KimWhat Alice Forgot by Liane MoriartyAn Easy Death by Charlaine HarrisThree Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. BoxSmall Game by Blair Braverman Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Books reviewed by Amanda and Chelsea include:A History of Wild Places by Shea ErnshawThe Bullet that Missed (The Thursday Murder Club) by Richard OsmanDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverThank you for Listening by Julia Whelan 
Dee and Mariah Discuss: The Witching Hour by Anne RiceLasher by Anne RiceThe Last to Vanish by Megan MirandaSuch a Quiet Place by Megan MirandaKilling the Legends by Bill O’ReillyKilling Kennedy by Bill O’ReillyFragile by Lisa UngerCrazy Love You by Lisa UngerDarkness, My Old Friend by Lisa UngerA Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleThem Bones by Carolyn HainesGhost Wood Song by Erica WatersSuch a Quiet Place by Megan MirandaHard Wired By Len VlahosBeyond the Wand by Tom FeltonSomebody's Daughter By David BellBring Her Home By David Bell Will Trent Series by Karin SlaughterCheck out the "Events" Tab at to see all the great programs scheduled. 
Programs mentioned:The InBetweensPrime Time Family Read NightBooks mentioned:The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy CambronThe Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’FarrellAuthentically, Izzy by Pepper BashamLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 
Reading Recaps & More!

Reading Recaps & More!


This episode highlights the most checked-out books of the year at the library.  Listen as we discuss new and upcoming programs, as well as a couple of reads that we have enjoyed.Books MentionedThe Wave by Susan CaseyHorse by Geraldine BrooksTop 5 Most Checked-Out Books1.) Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover2.) Lily Girl's Christmas Quilt by Ann Hazelwood3.) Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover4.) Layla by Colleen Hoover5.) It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings


Programs Discussed:Adult Lego on November 29 at 5:00 pm. Last Tuesday every month.Meet Santa on First Friday, December 2 at 6:00.Paint a Poinsettia with Ms. Maria on December 3 or 14.Lego for School Age on December 17 at 11:00 am.Books Discussed include:The Boys from Biloxi by John GrishamThe House Across the Lake by Riley SagerHome Before Dark by Riley SagerThe Witching Hour by Anne RiceShe's Gone by David BellBook Lovers by Emily HenryThe Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch by Haywood SmithThe Joe Pickett Series by C.J. BoxThen She Was Gone by Lisa JewellWhere the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Creeping it Real

Creeping it Real


Jamie and Mariah are ready for the Spooky Season with these reads.  Enjoy some treats as well with movie recommendations and program happenings at ACPL.Books Mentioned:Daisy Darker by Alice FeeneyHow to Survive a Horror Movie - All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-SmithHome Before Dark by Riley SagerThe Broken Girls by Simone St. JamesThe Hunting Party by Lucy FoleyMovies Mentioned:ElvisWhere the Crawdads SingHalloween Ends
Fall Into Reading

Fall Into Reading


Amanda and Chelse talk about happenings at the Allen County Public Library and discuss what they are reading. Programs MentionedTouch the TruckThe Graveline Tour, October 14 and 15 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Program on L & N Depot by Dr. Mark Huntsman preceding Graveline TourStrings and Things: Crafting Holiday Dishcloths.Youth - Trick O’ Treat Parade:  Friday, October 28 at 10:00 amBooks Discussed: Something Borrowed by Emily GiffinMeant to Be by Emily Giffin I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdyThe Body by Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan, Catherine Ho, et al. 
Special Programs Mentioned: Drive-In at the Library on October 3, 2022Touch the Truck on October 6, 2022Books on the Square Book Club meets 3rd Tuesday each month at 1:00 pmMurder/Mystery Book Club meets 3rd Tuesday each month at 5:00 pmIntroducing our Maker SpaceBooks DiscussedRemarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltThe One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne CroninThe Good Left Undone by Adriana TrigianiNothing to See Here by Kevin WilsonDarling Girl by Liz Michalski
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