News from the library and on the shelves – The Daily Reporter



The following articles are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. For more information about the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit

Fiction: “Pardonner Paris” by Karen Kingsbury

Over two decades ago, Ashley Baxter Blake made her most serious mistake in Paris. Now a forgotten voice brings new information about this terrible time, which makes Ashley see this experience in a whole new light. Can she finally let go of yesterday’s pain and move on? In Paris, Alice Michel dines with her son Gabe and her new friend Jessie Taylor, an Indiana who is studying abroad for the semester. Alice’s life is so good now, totally different from what it was 24 years ago. As the dinner conversation continues, Alice tells the young couple that her long-standing drug addiction nearly killed her. But then his life was saved by a conversation with an American artist. Alice remembers only the girl’s name: Ashley. Back in Indiana, Ashley and her husband are preparing to take a trip for their twentieth birthday to Paris, where she will present her first French art exhibition. But Ashley hesitates. She has never forgiven herself for what happened there. — Adapted from publisher

Documentary: “The Storyteller: tales of life and music” by David Grohl

The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary maker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, which focus on memories of his life, from his childhood to the present day.

Grohl offers an honest portrait of an extraordinary life made up of ordinary moments. From his deep connection to his hometown of Springfield, Virginia, to the fear he still feels about raising his daughters, he tells stories from his soul. Filled with thoughts on touring with Scream, joining Nirvana and watching it all fall apart, creating Foo Fighters when his life was at a crossroads, and now traveling the world as a father, Grohl presents himself to us as a gifted and engaging writer with a lucid perspective on celebrity. – Adapted from the jacket.

Youth: “Kaleidoscope” by Bryan Selznick

The incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two beings linked to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love that will be different for each reader. “Kaleidoscope” is a storytelling feat that shines a light on how even the wildest tales can help us in the most difficult times. —Adapted from publisher

Here’s a look at what’s going on at local Hancock County libraries.

Book sale this weekend

GREENFIELD – A book sale will be hosted by the Friends of the Library from today through Monday, the proceeds of which will be donated to free programming at the Hancock County Public Library.

Sale opens today for Friends members only from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Visitors can join Friends for $ 15). The sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Bargain Bag Day is Monday 9 am to 6 pm, with reduced rates for items that can fit in a bag. The sale, which also includes multimedia DVDs, video games and CDs, takes place in the community hall of the main library branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Friends of the Library support community programs for adults and youth.

DIY event for teens planned

NEW PALESTINE – Teens ages 13-18 can make holiday personal care items as part of a program at the Sugar Creek branch of the Hancock County Public Library.

Participants will make bath bombs, lip balm and scent spray; gift bags are included. The show is at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 at 5731 W. US 52, New Palestine. Register to reserve your material on by clicking on the Events tab.

Fortville book club planned

FORTVILLE – “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig will be discussed in an adult book club next month at the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library. The club is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 9 at 625 E. Broadway St., Fortville. For more details, visit or call (317) 485-6402.

Storytelling hours organized in the three libraries.

GREENFIELD – Storytelling hours for babies and preschoolers take place at all three Hancock County libraries. There are several age-based classes for the Greenfield and New Palestine branches of the Hancock County Public Library; to register, visit and click on the “Events” tab or call (317) 462-5141. The Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library hosts a “Play and Learn” story hour at 10:30 am every Wednesday. To learn more, visit



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