April Book Club with Annie

April's book club selection (April 25th at 6:30 PM)  is Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.  The author is going to be at the April book club meeting to meet/greet/sell books/etc to those interested.  Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University with a degree in English Literature and Religion, and sees nothing wrong with owning nine cats. Two dogs balance things out nicely.

From Goodreads.com:

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. 

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

Paperback, 352 pages

Published September 20th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

Original Title

The Female of the Species

Edition Language



Ohio (United States) 


Literary Awards

Lincoln Award Nominee (2020)Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2016)



Events & Programs: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

After School Robotics

Join Miss Melissa at the Mt. Gilead Public Library for Level 1 Robotics on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30. This six-week course runs March 4th through April 15th and teaches the beginning basics of robotics.

This class is designed for students aged 9 and up AND in the 4th grade or above.

Class size is limited, so please register by emailing at Melissa@mglibrary.org or call (419) 947-5866.

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