DELPHOS — Our patrons love the automatic renewals when they are signed up to be notified by text or email the circulation system will automatically renew items for patrons. How this works is as follows: three days before items are due, a courtesy email or text reminder will be sent on the date the items are due and we will automatically renew eligible items. An email with a list of items that were successfully renewed will be sent to the patron. Renewals will occur at the original charge library. Items will NOT be renewed if there are requests pending, if the items are already overdue, if the items have reached the maximum renewal limit or if a user has a barred status.

On Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. there will be a make-and-take program. The children will be able to make and take play-doh. All supplies are provided even the take home containers! This activity is for 3-7 year olds.

On Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. children in grades K-5 will be able to do Ninja Training in the First Edition Building. Do you have what it takes to be a ninja? Pre-registration is required for this program. Please stop by or call the library to register.

Can you predict the winners of the Oscars? Stop by the adult department and fill out a drawing slip. You may win one of our awards.

The library has a limited supply of tax forms. The federal tax forms have just started to be delivered this week. We are unaware of when all tax forms will be sent to the library.

DVD’s added to collection for the month

All Saints

American Assassin

Despicable Me 3

Dunkirk

Extraordinary

Game of Thrones: The complete seventh season

Home again

Kingsman: The golden circle

Logan Lucky

Marshall

My Little Pony: The Movie

Stronger

Viceroy’s house

Victoria & Abdul

Music CD’s

Kenny Wayne Shepard-Lay it down

Gretchen Wilson-Ready to Get Rowdy

Seal-Standards

Old Dominion-Happy Endings

Kip Moore-Slowheart

Books on CD

Down Home Cowboy-Maisy Yates

Last Breath-Karin Slaughter

Year One –Nora Roberts

The Break Down-B.A. Paris

Live to Tell- Lisa Gardner

Nonfiction

The Joy of Doing Nothing: A Real-Life Guide to Stepping Back, Slowing Down, and Creating a Simpler, Joy-Filled Life by Rachel Jonet

You’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison

Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women’s history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women—and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there.

Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris a hothouse of intellectual ferment. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery—apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America—and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers.

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row by James Patterson

Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life — one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.

Fiction

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone’s lips these days is “flickers”—the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you’ll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have earned her the title “America’s Sweetheart.” The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged by both the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender—and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world’s highest paid and most beloved actress struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures the dawn of a glittering new era—its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She has been hired by the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his unhappy, much younger second wife, Agnes— and finds herself amid a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. But Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and this very privileged New York life. Soon though, Lou realizes that life in the Gopnik household is not as straightforward as it first seemed. She also begins to make friends who inhabit a less rarefied side of New York—from the building doorman and his rambunctious family to the sisters who run the quintessential vintage clothing store downtown, to the world’s crankiest neighbor, Margot De Witt, and her fierce little dog, Dean Martin. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets—not all her own—that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself, who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

From the Children’s Corner

Moby Shinobi: Ninja at the Pet Shop by: Luke Flowers (Readers Level 1)

Moby Shinobi trains hard at being a ninja so he can grow up strong. He also works on his manners by being helpful to those in need. When Moby learns that a snake slithered away and got lost, he’ll use his ninja skills to save the day! This fun and colorful reader is full of sight words and simple sentences, making it perfect for early independent readers.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by: Vashti Harrison (Juvenile Nonfiction)

“Meet the little leaders. They’re brave. They’re bold. They changed the world.” The pages of this accessible nonfiction title are filled with forty black women who broke down boundaries and earned incredible achievements. Irresistibly cute illustrations draw the reader in while the short biography on each woman makes the information easily digestible for young attention spans. Flip to the back of the book to find another page full of little leaders and a “Further Reading” list to help readers learn even more about these bold historical figures.

Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth by: Don Brown and Dr. Mike Perfit (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

This title is one part graphic novel, one part juvenile nonfiction, and a whole lot of fun. Described as “a kinda-sorta biography of Earth”, it is full of facts and figures that are delivered between jokes and silly illustrations. Readers follow a knowledgeable groundhog and his not so knowledgeable neighbor (a worm) through time as they explain how the Earth was formed and has changed over time. Perfect for upper-elementary and middle school students, this title is sure to please your young science buff.

Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You! by Doreen Cronin (Picture Books-Holiday)

It’s Valentine’s Day on the farm and the animals are planning a big barnyard dance to celebrate! Little Duck works very hard at decorating for the dance. She hangs streamers on everything, ties balloons to everything, and creates valentines for everyone. She greets every single guest that arrives with their very own valentine, but there’s one uninvited guest. Will their arrival ruin the party? Pick up this adorable holiday picture book to find out.

After the Fall by Dan Santat (Picture Books)

Humpty Dumpty is famous for falling off of a wall, but that’s only part of the story. Humpty was indeed put together again by all the king’s horses and all the king’s men. There’s just one problem…Humpty developed a fear of heights. Now he lives a boring life. He can’t sleep on his bunk bed, he can’t reach the fun cereals at the grocery store and he can’t sit on the wall to bird watch. Will Humpty ever be able to climb back to the top of the wall again?

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (Juvenile Fiction)

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. Xar is a wizard boy who has not come into his powers yet. Wish is a warrior girl who must hide her magical objects. When they accidentally meet each other in the Badwoods, their worlds collide and so do their clans. Xar and Wish must travel together to meet the evil queen and save their world from a sleeping evil that is about to be awakened.