A MALTA woman

Calendula and rose Louise Gluck

At the same time sad and funny, imbued with a sense of stoic wonder, this little wonder-book, after thirteen books of poetry and two collections of essays, is unlike anything written by Gluck, and at the same time it is inevitable, transcendent.

214 Palmer Street by Karen McQuestion

When Maggie sees the beautiful Venetian blinds moving in the Caldwells’ front window, she freezes. Her favorite neighbors Cady and Josh are away, so who’s in their house? A cute young woman who answers the door tells a compelling story. She is Sarah. Home nanny. It’s only a month. She’s nice and warm, and Maggie wanders back to her house thinking she’s made a new friend. But she can’t help but wonder why Cady never mentioned Sarah.

Murder at Mallowan Hall Colin Cambridge

Tucked away amongst the rolling green hills of Devon, Mallowan Hall combines the best of English tradition with 1930’s modern conveniences. Housekeeper Phyllida Bright, as efficient as she is beautiful, rules the extended family with an iron fist in her very elegant glove. In one respect, however, Mallowan Hall stands far apart from other picturesque country houses.

Anger Sharon Moalem, MD, Ph.D

Rage is the story of Sammy, a lab rat implanted with human genes whose extraordinary intelligence helps him escape into the world outside the lab: a world woefully ill-equipped to deal with the threat he poses. Modified by advances that have heightened his awareness of humanity’s cruelty in the name of science, Sammy has the potential to create an army of rodents capable of brutally defeating the human race.


Escape Artist: The Man Who Escaped Auschwitz to Warn the World Jonathan Friedland

In April 1944, Rudolf Vrba became the first Jew to escape from Auschwitz—one of only four ever to accomplish this nearly impossible feat. He did this to reveal to the world the truth about the death camp – and to warn the last Jews of Europe what fate awaited them at the end of the railway line. Against all odds, he and his fellow escapee, Fred Wetzler, climbed mountains, swam rivers, and nearly got hit by German bullets until they delivered the first complete account of Auschwitz the world had ever seen.

The Lady Di Look Book: What Diana Tried to Tell Us Through Her Clothes Eloise Moran

From pink plaid pants and pastel yellow sacrificial lamb jumpsuits to sexy Versace revenge dresses, suits and free-woman bike shorts, British fashion journalist Eloise Moran has pored over thousands of photos of Princess Diana. She soon discovered that behind every outfit lay a carefully crafted strategy: what Lady Dee couldn’t express verbally, she expressed through her clothes.

The Automobile: The Rise and Fall of the Machine That Created the Modern World Brian Appleyard

More than any other technology, automobiles have changed American popular culture. Automobiles created enormous wealth and new dreams of freedom and mobility. They changed our sense of distance and made the world infinitely more accessible to our eyes and our imagination. They have inspired film, music and literature; with the need for roads, bridges, gas stations, huge factories, and global supply chains, they rebuilt the world.

The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Amazing Wildlife Yaanna Bagneuska

The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Amazing Wildlife reflects the medieval tradition of the encyclopedia of incredible beasts, only in this charming book with decorative illustrations, 100 real animals are stranger than fiction. Organized by the elements of Earth, Water, and Air, the book introduces both unfamiliar creatures, such as deep-sea harp sponges that catch prey with their spines and digest them whole, as well as those that have made headlines.


To the sublime Kate A. Boorman

When the cops arrive, only a few things are clear:

– Four girls entered a dangerous cave.

– Three of them came out alive.

– Two of them were taken to the hospital.

– And one is covered in blood and ready to speak.

This book is perfect for teenagers looking for a spooky thriller to keep them on the edge of their seats.

Age: from 15 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.

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