A MALTA woman

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

In twelve bright, brilliant stories, author Morgan Talty breathes life into a story about family and community. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse that drives his family; a man, trying to steal a pot from a merchant, finds his friend passed out in the forest, his hair frozen in snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob a tribal museum for valuable root clubs.

James Greer’s Bad Eminence

Meet Vanessa Salomon, a privileged and misanthropic French-American translator who comes from a wealthy Parisian family. Her twin sister is a famous movie star, which Vanessa strongly resents on a daily basis. The only man Vanessa has ever loved recently killed himself by jumping off the roof of her building. It’s a busy life.

Nikki May’s Wahala

Ronke wants to live happily ever after and have 2.2 children. She meets Kayode and wants him to be “the one” (ideal like her dead father). Boo has everything Ronke wants—a good husband, a wonderful child. But she is disappointed and guilt-ridden. When the tall, charismatic Isabelle appears in the group, she initially seems to bring out the best in each of them. But the more Isabel meddles, the more chaos she wreaks, and Ronke, Simi and Boo’s close friendship begins to crack.

The Woman’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin.

Kitty Talbot needs wealth. More precisely, she needs a husband who has a fortune. Left with her father’s enormous debts, she has only twelve weeks to save her family from ruin. Never one to turn down a challenge, Kitty leaves home and heads to the most dangerous battlefield in all of England: the London season. Kitty may not be knowledgeable or particularly sophisticated – but she is absolutely single-minded; imbued with cunning and resourcefulness, she knows that risk is only part of the game.


My Life in the Sunlight: Finding My Father and Discovering My Family by Nabil Ayers

In 1971, a former ballerina, a white Jewish woman, decided to have a child with the famous black jazz musician Roy Ayers, fully expecting and agreeing that he would not interfere in the child’s life. In this highly original memoir, their son Nabil Ayers recounts his life after that decision and his journey to forge his own identity despite the absence of his father.

Under the Skin: The Hidden Impact of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villaroza

In 2018, Linda Vilarosa’s article on maternal and child mortality among black mothers and children in America sparked an awakening. Hundreds of studies have previously established a link between racial discrimination and the health of black Americans, with little progress in addressing the problem. But Villarosa’s paper, showing that a black woman with a college education was just as likely to die or nearly die in childbirth as a white woman with an eighth-grade education, made it impossible to ignore racial disparities in health care.

How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for Aspiring Supervillain Ryan North

You don’t have to be a criminal mastermind to share a supervillain’s interest in advanced science and technology. This book doesn’t just show you how to take over the world—it also shows you how you can save it. This slick guide to some of the biggest threats facing humanity provides an accessible look at new methods to extend human lifespans, fight cyber-terrorism, communicate across millennia, and finally make Jurassic Park a reality.

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir by Erika L. Sanchez

Growing up the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the 1990s, Erika Sanchez was an outcast, a loser, and a disappointment—a foul-mouthed, brooding tomboy who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave your school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s an award-winning novelist, poet and essayist, but she’s still laughing uncontrollably.


Dogs in Service Series by Marie Brendle (Bullfrog Books)

New readers will learn about the different types of working dogs and what they do in this exciting new series. Dogs are intelligent, brave and loyal with excellent hearing, vision and sense of smell. This makes them indispensable assistants in a wide variety of situations. Service Dogs shows the different tasks that dogs perform to help people with disabilities. Military dogs perform many important tasks, keeping soldiers safe, guarding, sniffing out bombs and protecting against attackers. Search and rescue dogs are trained to find lost people on land or from boats and even helicopters. Dogs are wonderful!

Age: 5-9 years


• The Lima Public Library is open six days a week. The main library in Lima is open from 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Our branch libraries in Cairo, Elis and Spencerville are open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our Lafayette location is open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday.

• 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.