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New DVDs — June 2022

June heat got you stuck inside? Grab a movie to pass the time! Here are six recently released movies and tv shows currently available at the Galesburg Public Library. If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!


BILLIONS, Season 6

In season six, the dust clears to reveal a world that has evolved. With Axe gone and Michael Prince assuming his place, Chuck must develop a new strategy that is keener and more sophisticated than before. All the players, from Wags to Wendy, from Taylor to Sacker, and of course Senior, must sharpen their weapons and look for new alliances in order to survive. The…

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New Young Adult Books — June 2022

Staying inside to beat the heat? Grab a book to read! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!


BRAVELY by Maggie Stiefvater

ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family—jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets— and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.

TWO GODS. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of…

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New Children’s Books — June 2022

Looking for something to read while you enjoy the sunshine? Look no further for five new children’s titles for you and your kiddos. If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold! JUNETEENTH: OUT DAY OF FREEDOM by Sharon Dennis Wyeth On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, a group of enslaved men, women, and children in Texas gathered. Order Number 3 was read, proclaiming that they were no longer enslaved–they were free. People danced, wept tears of joy, and began to plan their new lives. Juneteenth became an annual celebration that is observed by more and more Americans with parades, picnics, family gatherings, and reflection on the words of historical figures, to mark the day when freedom truly rang for all. Children’s, Early Reader THE NATIONAL PARKS: PRESERVING AMERICA’S WILD PLACES by Falynn Koch In Read more »

New Young Adult Books — May 2022

Our Teen Advisory Board hand-picked a few titles for our YA section. Take a look! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!


POKEMON ADVENTURE’S COLLECTOR’S EDITION, VOL. 6 by Hidenori Kusaka

A stylish new omnibus edition of the best-selling Pokémon Adventures manga, collecting all the original volumes of the series you know and love.

Trainer Ruby must battle his scariest opponent yet—his father! Meanwhile, Sapphire is having trouble getting in her quota of Gym battles. One Gym Leader wants to just hand her a badge without a proper fight…

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New Adult Books — May 2022

Visit the library to grab these new releases before someone else does! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EQUALITY by Thomas Piketty

It’s easy to be pessimistic about inequality. We know it has increased dramatically in many parts of the world over the past two generations. No one has done more to reveal the problem than Thomas Piketty. Now, in this surprising and powerful new work, Piketty reminds us that the grand sweep of history gives us reasons to be optimistic. Over the centuries, he shows, we have been moving toward greater equality.

Piketty guides us with elegance and concision through the great movements that have…

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New Children’s Books — April 2022

Warmer days are ahead — looking for something to read while you enjoy the sunshine! Look no further for five new children’s titles for you and your kiddos. If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS THE BEST! by Maggie Hutchings

From the author of the best-selling Mermaid! and Unicorn! and one of the world’s hottest new picture-book illustrators comes the story of a plucky young cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party – with hilarious results. Funny, silly and surprisingly cute, Your Birthday Was the BEST! is the perfect blend of downright gross and delightfully entertaining…

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New Young Adult Books — April 2022

Spring Break might be over, but there is still time to get these new reads in! These recent YA books have hit the shelves and are ready for your reading pleasure. If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold! THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions – including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons. Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Read more »

New Adult Books — April 2022

Visit the library to grab these new releases before someone else does! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

COMEDY COMEDY COMEDY DRAMA by Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk’s career is inexplicable. And yet he will try like hell to explain it here, because that is what memoirs are for. Charting a “Homeric” decades-long “Odyssey” from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago all the way to a dramatic career that is baffling to his friends, it’s almost like there are two or three Bob Odenkirks…but there is just one and one is enough, frankly…

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New Children’s Books — March 2022: Part 2

There were so many great new children’s titles this month we had to bring you a second batch of new releases. These new releases are available in the Children’s Room now! If you see something that interests you, give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

PALETERO MAN by Lucky Diaz

What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick! And find Paletero José! Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!

Follow Paletero José’s call and rush along with our narrator as he passes through his vibrant…

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