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Heather Webber in the middle of Hickory Lane

All her life, Emma Winn wanted nothing more than to feel part of a family. Growing up on the run with her con mother, she was moved from town to town and learned some nasty habits that she struggled to overcome. Corrie B. Hazelton keeps busy with volunteering, gardening, working as a color consultant and designer, and pretty much anything she can do to keep her mind off her painful past. In a charming neighborhood garden in the middle of Hikari Lane, Emme and Cora Bee learn serious truths about the past and themselves, about the value of friends, family, and community.

Amy Ityaranta’s Moon Letters

Sol disappeared. His Earth-born wife Lumi sets out on a quest, but it’s no easy feat: each clue reveals a different mystery. His disappearance leads to underground ecological groups and a web of mystery that spans the space between the planets themselves.

Lumi’s journey, told through letters and passages, takes her not only from the prosperous colonies of Mars to the desolate remains of Earth, but also into the hidden depths of Sol’s past and her own long-forgotten secrets.

Nurse Amanda Scanandor’s Secret

Founded on the nursing principles of Florence Nightingale, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where nurses were considered ignorant and unqualified individuals, at Bellevue discipline, intelligence and moral qualities are valued, and only well-bred young women should apply. At first, Una rejects her strict classmates and the doctors’ endless orders. However, life on the street has prepared her for the horrors of injury and illness found on the wards, and she gradually gains friendships and self-respect.

Italian ballerina Christy Cambron

Rome, 1943: After the fall of Italy’s fascist government and the Nazi regime occupying the streets of Rome, British ballerina Julia Bradbury finds herself stranded and forced to take refuge in a hospital on the island of Tiber. But when she learns of a deadly disease sweeping the quarantine wards – a fake disease known only as K syndrome – she finds herself in one of the greatest accidents in history.


Purring: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy by Zazie Todd

We all love our cats and want them to be happy. But making our cats happy isn’t about buying them lots of stuff, it’s about learning what’s important to them. At Purr, animal behaviorist Zazie Todd looks at every stage of your cat’s life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experienced cat owner, all backed by science.

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain’s Lost Cities and Vanished Villages by Matthew Green

Drowned. Covered with sand. Destroyed by the plague. He threw himself off the cliff. This is an extraordinary story about the eerie and strange British ghost towns and villages; shadow lands that once teemed with life. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval town thrown off a cliff by storms at sea; the abandoned village of Varram Percy, destroyed by the Black Death; and the lost city of Trelech, discovered by the lattice in 2002.

Norman Empires: The Conquerors of Europe by Levi Roach

Here is the extraordinary story of how the descendants of Viking marauders in northern France came to dominate European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern politics. Through the generations, the Normans made their influence felt in Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa and even the Holy Land, thanks to a combination of military power, political acumen, deep religious conviction and a deep sense of their own destiny.

The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley by Jimmy Sonny

Today, the founders and early employees of PayPal are considered the most powerful network in the technology industry. Since leaving PayPal, they’ve built, funded, and advised the leading companies of our era, including Tesla, Facebook, YouTube, SpaceX, Yelp, Palantir, and LinkedIn, among many others. As a group, they have become a driving force behind 21st century innovation and entrepreneurship. Their names arouse passions; they are as controversial as they are admired.


Forgotten Bones: Excavating a Slave Cemetery by Lois Miner Huey

Imagine watching a backhoe dig up the earth as a human skull rolls out of a pile of dirt and lands at your feet. That’s exactly what happened in Albany, New York in 2005. Workers digging a new sewer line discovered human remains. Forensic analysis confirmed that the skull belonged to a black man who died more than a century ago. The construction site turned into an archaeological dig as more bones were found and it was discovered that the area had been a burial ground for enslaved people since colonial times. There were a total of 15 graves, including men, women and children, on the land that once belonged to the Schuyler family. So that these forgotten people would no longer be forgotten, the bones were carefully exhumed, and facial reconstructions were made from the skulls.

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• The Lima Public Library is open six days a week. The Lima Main Library is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our branch libraries in Cairo, Elis, and Spencerville are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Our Lafayette office is open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

• Street pick-up is available at the main library from 2-6pm on weekdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. Appointments can be made by calling 567-712-5239, contacting the library through Facebook Messenger, or holding a book through the online catalog. 24 hours notice required. Call us when you arrive (park near the main entrance) and your items will be delivered to you.


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