Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library. Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.
The Angry Birds Movie
Starring: Jason Sudeikis
Summary: This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force. Red, Chuck, and Bomb are all outcasts who don't quite fit in on Bird Island, a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on staying positive and cheerful at all times. The trio hit it off after meeting at an anger-management class, and are the only birds who seem even remotely suspicious when a group of green pigs arrive on their island. When the swine's nefarious plans are revealed, only Red and his pals have what it takes to save the day.
God's Not Dead 2
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart
Summary: A high school teacher gets caught up in a high-profile legal case over her right to discuss Jesus in a public classroom, and faces strong opposition from a brash lawyer. A sequel to the 2014 faith-based box-office hit "God's Not Dead."
Once Upon a Time: Season 5
Starring: Jennifer Morrison
Summary: In the latest season, the characters embark on a quest to Camelot to find the Sorcerer Merlin in order to free Emma from the powers of an ancient darkness that threatens to destroy everything. To complicate matters, King Arthur is determined to forever alter the balance between light and darkness using the legendary Excalibur. As history and destiny collide, unsuspected consequences lead the characters to the Underworld where they encounter souls of those with unfinished business and must face Hades. In an attempt to restore order to the chaos that has culminated, the characters' dangerous manipulations of magic lead to an exacerbation of the war between light and darkness with the arrival of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Author: Amy Schumer
Summary: Never one to shy away from the uproarious, challenging, and remarkable moments that make up life, this exceptionally candid book will have readers wincing with recognition, nodding their head in solidarity, and laughing out loud. Written with Amy's signature candor, she reflects on her often raucous childhood antics, her hard won and incomparable rise to stardom, and the courage it takes to approach the world with astounding honesty every single day.
Curious Minds (Knight & Moon #1)
Author: Janet Evanovich
Summary: Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide...and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.
Damaged (Rosato & DiNunzio #4)
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Summary: 10-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems. With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart...
Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.