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The past month has been a busy and exciting time at the library. Patrons can now easily download ebooks, audio and video from our catalog to their e-readers and computers.

The library also has many federal and state tax forms available. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask our staff for assistance.

DVD Titles added to collection this month:

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Derby Dogs

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Nonfiction

Pinterest Kickstart by Heather Morris

New to Pinterest? This book teaches you the cool features of the unique social networking site which connects you to other users worldwide based on shared tastes and interests. This handy, full-color guide provides you with a quick deep dive into Pinterest—what it is and how to use it; practical projects for individuals and groups; and some advanced techniques.

Family Photo Detective: learn how to find genealogy clues in old photos and solve family photo mysteries by Maureen A. Taylor

Have you ever wondered who the individuals in your family photos are? The photographs are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors but the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost. The author shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories.

Photocraft: creative mixed media and digital approaches by Susan Tuttle

Love photography? Photo Craft will help you elevate the average into the extraordinary! Using easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to make basic adjustments to your photographs that will yield stunning and artistic results. You’ll also learn to use those photographs—along with some everyday mixed-media supplies—to create unique and personal art.

Fiction

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Orla, her niece (a whiz at business) and others, Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions and a cast of other characters. Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve’s trademark warmth and humor.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths we will go in order to protect our families and to keep the past from dictating the future.

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

It’s a hot summer evening in Lake Eden, Minnesota - and the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel. Hannah Swensen’s famous Red Velvet cupcakes are being served in the new Red Velvet lounge. The party starts off with a bang with the arrival of Doctor Bev, who left town in shame after she two-timed her fiance. But the gossip comes to a screeching halt when another partygoer takes a dive off the hotel’s rooftop garden. As the police investigate, many twists and turns evolve.

Memorials

Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Projects

In memory of: Carolyn Osting by Delphos Library Staff

Stitch Savvy: 25 Skill-building projects to take your sewing technique to the next level by Deborah Moebes

In memorial of: Carolyn Osting by Delphos Library Board of Trustees

Donations

24 hours that changed the world by Adam Hamilton

Indivisible by James Robison

Adam and Eve after the pill : paradoxes of the sexual revolution by Mary Eberstadt

Forgiveness: finding peace through letting go by Adam Hamilton

The Way by Adam Hamilton

Different Kind of Cell by W. Paul Jones

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour

Afterlife by Hank Hanegraaff

Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Breaking through : Catholic women speak for themselves by Helen Alvaré

Choosing joy by Dan Lord

Donated by: Catholic Daughters of America 06/06 Delphos

Counting Birds By Jing Jing Tsong

Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle

Donated by: Lisa Colgan

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER

Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue

For the child who is reluctant to go to sleep at night this is a feast for the eyes and ears. This book won a 2013 Caldecott Honor Award for the illustrations of charming animals and the characters wearing luminous crowns. The little girl tells mom and dad that she is not sleepy and asks ‘does everyone in the world go to sleep?’ Do whales sleep? And snails? And grizzly bears? Each time her parents answer she gets closer and closer to closing her eyes, dreaming deeply of curling up with all the animals.

Following Grandfather by Rosemary Wells

Wells has written a touching story about a little mouse named Jenny whose grandfather is her very special friend. He is who taught her to button buttons, to write her name and to know the names of the sea shells they collected on the Boston shore. Then one day, he’s gone. Death is such a difficult concept for Jenny to grasp that she begins to ‘see’ her grandfather in all their familiar places. This small book of just five chapters told in Jenny’s first person voice reminds us that grief takes time and humor to heal.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. He likes TV shows, art and his few stray friends. And he is a gorilla who lives behind glass walls, with not much memory of the jungle, and tells his own story on the pages of this book. Readers have compared him to Babe, Charlotte and Wilbur, made famous in other beloved stories. One day, Ruby, a baby elephant fresh from the jungles joins the entertainment and changes Ivan forever. This book is both heart breaking and heart mending at the same time and it’s the Newbery Medal winner for 2013.

The Boston Tea Party by Russell Freedman

Freedman has written so many remarkable and award winning books on American history and this is just one more. An event that has come to represent the moment at which colonialists became determined to chart their own future, the Tea Party is described in rich detail and built into an exciting story for the readers. This is a picture book written with the second through fifth grade reader in mind, and of course, the history buff.

Who’s My Cupcake By Elisa Haden guest

Parents of babies and toddlers, are you beginning to read to you little ones? This is a perfectly, delicious little read for the youngest. The babies pictured on each page all sport a gossamer pair of wings and have such nicknames as ‘jelly bean’ and ‘honeydew’ and of course, ‘cupcake’. So, cuddle up and share this sweet treat as a special way to say ‘I love you’ to your little one.

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

This Newbery Honor title has a great distinction – it is the first e-book purchased by the library for juvenile readers. And it is a wonderfully intricate story of a little rich girl, two orphans and an evil puppeteer. So, young readers can read this on an e-reader or the ‘old fashioned way’!

 

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