Welcome to the new Moniteau County Library website!
We have included some great new resources for our patrons and many new features are on the way including staff blogs, a calendar of events, book reviews and more.
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We want you to check back often to see what’s new on the website and when you’re in the area, stop by the library! We have a lot of great activities planned and many wonderful books, movies and resources for you to explore. Whether you’re interested in a school subject, furthering your education, looking for a great book or exploring a new hobby, we’re here for you!
NEW book ARRIVALS
Chances Are by Richard Russo
One beautiful September day, three sixty-seven-year old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971.
The Inn by James Patterson
The seclusion of the Inn at Gloucester suits former Boston police detective, Bill Robinson. Robinson runs the Inn and doesn't ask any questions, until Mitchell Cline arrives bringing drugs and violence to the peaceful inn.
The Bitterroots by C. J. Box
Private investigator Cassie Dewell agrees to take a case involving the assault of a young woman, but as she tries to uncover the truth, Cassie finds herself fighting an influential family as well as ghosts from her own past.
Contraband by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky--literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing.
The Russia Account by Stephen Coonts
Pits CIA officer Tommy Carmellini against a murderous, international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption, extending from a small bank in Estonia, to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, to the halls of the Congress, and perhaps even to the CIA itself.
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
A middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation.
Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Boys of '67 and the War They Left Behind by Andrew Wiest
Focusing in on just one company’s experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Andrew Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war’s aftermath.
A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
Joe Pike and Elvis Cole become caught up in their most perilous case to date, one full of tangled family secrets where even the victim is hiding something.
Outfox by Sandra Brown
Convinced recently married Jasper Ford is a conman, who he believes murdered eight women for their fortunes, FBI agent Drex Easton insinuates himself into the couple's life, but his own attraction to Jasper's wife threatens to compromise his investigation.
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
In a quiet suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses-- and into the owners computers-- and causing a stir by learning and sharing the residents secrets. Neighbors begin to turn on each other after the series of break-ins is followed by a murder.
Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
Agent Sherlock risks losing her career -- and her sanity -- over a case that is more complicated and twisted than any she's ever encountered.
Game of Snipers by Stephen Hunter
When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he'll do everything in his power to help her.
The Russian by Ben Coes
When criminals from the former Soviet Union establish a vicious underworld in the U.S., former Navy SEAL and CIA agent Rob Tacoma conducts a top-secret mission to neutralize the mob boss behind the murder of a CIA Special Ops leader.
Smokescreen by Iris Johansen
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle--but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
A heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone by Bob Priddy and Jeffrey Ball
New Movie Arrivals
The Curse of La Llorona
Ignoring the warning of a troubled mother, a social worker and her small kids are soon terrorized by La Llorona. Their only hope to survive may be a former priest's mystic practices.
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
When an ace detective goes missing, his son teams up with a hilariously wise-cracking Pokémon, Detective Pikachu, to help solve the mystery of what happened.
In the 1800s, a railroad worker finds himself on the wrong side of a lawless frontier. As the Marshal attempts to control his corrupt town, tragedy strikes sending the railroad worker on a path of revenge.
Prime Suspect: The Complete Series
Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Detective Jane Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain's Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons.
Oz: The Complete Series
Inmates and correctional officers inside the Oswald State Correctional Facility, nicknamed "Oz," battle for power and survival amid warring factions and explosive acts of retribution.
The free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.
Sparks fly after a journalist becomes a speechwriter for his first crush, a presidential candidate, and turns her on to a wild new world of parties and hilarious rule-breaking.
In order to seek justice for their partner’s murder, Copenhagen police officer and a fellow cop embark on a deadly mission to hunt down a mysterious man.
Based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds.
Meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his looks fool you...he’s the world’s most lovable legend and about to embark on a comical journey of epic proportions!
Alita: Battle Angel
When Alita awakens in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
A struggling circus makes an incredible comeback with a baby elephant that can fly, but when they attract a new investor they soon discover his new plans conceal dark secrets.
Monte and his baby daughter, last survivors on a spaceship, hurtle to the oblivion of a black hole.
After the Creed family moves to rural Maine, they stumble upon an ancient burial ground with sinister powers. When tragedy strikes, a perilous chain of events unleashes an unfathomable evil.
In 1966 Tulsa, teenagers come two ways. If you're a "soc," you've got money, cars, a future. But if you're a "greaser," you're an outsider with only your friends ... and a dream that someday you'll finally belong.
On the coldest night of the year, a Cincinnati librarian is caught between a group of homeless patrons staging a sit-in and a face-off with the local police and media.
Roman Coleman, a convict in prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang, Marcus.
In a mythical time, a teenage boy becomes a dragon rider with the help of a wise old man, and with his newly-hatched dragon, avenges the murder of his uncle, rescues a beautiful warrior, and battles a tyrannical king.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Pack your bags for fun and laughs when the Heffleys' road trip to Meemaw's 90th birthday party takes a hilarious detour thanks to Greg's scheme to attend a video gaming convention!
Pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
A young boy is forced to cross the American Southwest in order to save his family, along the way encountering the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Five Feet Apart
Two teens fall in love with just one minor complication - they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.
Future inventor June discovers her dream amusement park is real. But when trouble hits, she takes her misfit team of animal friends on an unforgettable journey to save the park.
Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
An extraterrestrial force has occupied Earth, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, forcing a Chicago neighborhood to confront both sides of the conflict.
Outlander: Season 4
Continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Max dreams of a world far away from his own called Planet Drool. One day the heroes of Planet Drool, Shark Boy and Lava Girl, materialize on earth needing Max's help.
Events at the Library
This new feature is coming soon. We will post upcoming events at the Library and provide a way for you to conveniently register online.