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Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Bee Koenigswasser, as the vengeful purple-haired Jedi who brings balance to the human universe, lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA had asked her to lead a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years of swindling academic junkies—Marie would have accepted without hesitation. So. But the mother of modern physics never got to rule with Levi Ward.

Deed of Oblivion by Robert Harris

1660 England. General Edward Whalley and his son-in-law board a ship bound for the New World. They are on the run, wanted for the assassination of King Charles I, a brazen execution that culminated in the English Civil War. But now, ten years after Charles’ beheading, the royalists have returned to power. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, 59 people who signed the king’s death warrant and participated in his execution were convicted in absentia of high treason.

Lane Crow Fire Season

For the people of Spokane Falls, the 1889 fire that destroyed their frontier boom town was not a disaster; it was an opportunity. Barton Haydale, manager of the only bank in Spokane Falls, is on the edge of his short and unpopular life. But as his city burns, he sees a glimmer of hope on the horizon and heads straight for him.

The Guernica Girl by Karen Robards

On an April day in 1937, the skies opened up and fire fell on the small Spanish town of Guernica. Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are terrified. Griff, the American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage. When Germany claims no involvement in the attack, Griff directs Sibi to lie to Nazi officials. If she or her sisters tell that they saw planes with the swastika, the Gestapo will silence them – by any means necessary.


A Sky for All: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words by Virginia Trimble

This is a diverse collection of autobiographical essays by women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy. Virginia Trimble and David Weintraub vividly describe how, before 1900, a woman who wanted to explore the stars had to have a father, brother, or husband to provide access, and how the considerable intellectual skills of female astronomers were still insufficient to enable them to open doors of opportunity for most of the 20th century.

The 9 to 5 Job: The Women’s Movement, the Labor Union, and Ellen Cassidy’s Iconic Film

Ten office workers in Boston began by sitting in a circle and sharing the challenges they faced at work. Within a few years, they created a nationwide movement that united people of different races, classes, and ages. They took on corporate titans. They painted leaflets, sued and formed a women’s union. They got millions of dollars in debt and helped make sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination illegal.

Running sideways: the Olympic champion who made history in athletics, Pauline Davies

When Pauline Davies first started running, she wasn’t thinking about future Olympic glory. Hailing from the slums of Bain Town in the Bahamas, she carried the family’s buckets every day to fetch fresh water—running sideways, barefoot, running from bullies to get the buckets home without spilling. But when an experienced track and field coach saw Polina in a sprint, he saw the heart of a champion.

A Queen of Our Time: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II by Robert Hardman

Shy, but with steely self-confidence; unfathomable despite 10 decades in the public eye; clumsily; devoutly; condescendingly; outwardly restrained, inwardly passionate; unsentimental; inquisitive; young at heart. Despite her recent death at the age of 96, she remains a global phenomenon of the 21st century, commanding unparalleled respect and love.


A grumpy unicorn is headed Joey Spiot’s way

This graphic novel introduces a new character, Grumpy Unicorn. As you can tell from his name, he is not a very happy unicorn. This book follows a grumpy unicorn on his journey as he gets into various situations that don’t make him so happy, but best of all, he finds two new friends, Cheeky Sasquatch and Jack the Jackalope. Find out what happens to the grumpy unicorn, and even though he is grumpy, this series of books will cheer you up!

Age: 7-10 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.