Off the shelves



The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Descriptions are provided by the publisher, unless otherwise noted. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit

Fiction: “Extinction” by Douglas Preston

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Frances Cash investigates after a billionaire’s son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered by a gang of eco-terrorists at a park where extinct animals are brought back through genetic manipulation.

 “Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent”

Nonfiction: “Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent” by Judi Dench with Brendan O’Hea

Taking a curtain call with a live snake in her wig… Cavorting naked through the Warwickshire countryside painted green… Acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head… These are just a few of the things Dame Judi Dench has done in the name of Shakespeare. For the very first time, Judi opens up about every Shakespearean role she has played throughout her seven-decade career, from Lady Macbeth and Titania to Ophelia and Cleopatra. In a series of intimate conversations with actor and director Brendan O’Hea, she guides us through Shakespeare’s plays with incisive clarity, revealing the secrets of her rehearsal process and inviting us to share in her triumphs, disasters, and backstage shenanigans.

 “You Are Brave”

Youth: “You are Brave: A Book About Trying New Things” by Margaret O’Hair

Sofia Sanchez, a girl with Down syndrome, shares her message of perseverance and bravery with kids everywhere.