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Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:31 AM

We hope that everyone is enjoying all the different activities that are available at the Delphos Public Library. The summer reading program for children through adults has been very popular with more than 340 children “Digging into Reading” and with 100 young adults and adults participating in “Ground Breaking Reads.” A pool party will be held at the end of the six weeks for all of the children who have completed all the requirements. There are numerous activities remaining this summer at the library. The Page Turner’s Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. on July 13 and discuss “A Regular Guy” by Mona Simpson. The book club is always welcoming new members.

Patrons who use Amazon now have the ability to also search our catalog at the same time. The library is teaming up with library extensions to allow our patrons to see if the Delphos Library has a book while also using Amazon. For more details contact the library. July will end with the return of the mobile computer lab from the State Library. Free computer classes will be held during the week of July 30 through Aug. 5.

The following DVDs have been added to the collection this month:

Beautiful Creatures

Best of Warner Brothers Cartoon Classic

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a killers code

Call the Midwife: Season 1

Car’s Life 3: The Royal Heist

Cloud Atlas

Identity Thief

The Last Stand

Lego Batman the Movie: DC Superheroes Unite

Little Miss Sunshine

Mr. Selfridge

Tom and Jerry Kids Show

Music CDs added this month:

Amy Grant-How Mercy Looks from Here

Il Volo- We are Love

KidzBop Party Hits

Darius Rucker- True Believers

George Strait-Love is Everything

Fiction

Zero Hour by Clive Cussler

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

The Last Original Wife by Dorthea Benton Frank

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides. If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Leslie’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants … and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

Small town Girl by Ann Gabhart

In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was 15, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest. Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate’s friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens and collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists, she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?

Nonfiction

Revolutionary Summer: Birth of American Independence by Joseph Ellis

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the 13 colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.

DIY Mason Jars: Thirty-Five Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container by Melissa Averinos

With DIY Mason Jars, you’ll find everything you need to make one-of-a-kind creations with everyone’s favorite jar. Featuring step-by-step instructions and four-color photographs, this book will kick-start your creativity with 35 imaginative projects that will add a pop of fun to any room. It also includes darling label designs that turn ordinary containers into whimsical centerpieces and gifts you won’t be able to find anywhere else. From the kitchen windowsill to your back porch, you’ll be inspired to pep up your home with original crafts like: pendant lighting, reed diffuser, sprouting jars and a homespun soap dispenser. So whether you’re looking for an adorable way to brighten up a room or the perfect little solution for your odds and ends, these Mason Jar crafts will leave a lasting impression in any space!

Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Tribe Stories Ever Told by Russell Schneider

Calling all Tribe fans! In this one-of-a-kind compendium of anecdotes, stats and facts, Russell Schneider captures all the magic and passion of Cleveland Indians baseball. Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians dugout is a colorful journey through the history of the Cleveland Indians. It includes the best memories and stories from Schneider’s Tales from the Cleveland Indians and More Tales from the Cleveland Indians, written in the players’ and managers’ own words. Within these pages, fans will chafe at the rivalries, cheer with the wins, and challenge the losses both on the road and at home. Max Alvis reveals his most embarrassing moment on the field, Mickey Cochrane orders Harry Eisenstat to intentionally bean a batter, and Doc Edwards groans in agony during the game in which he finally figures out Cal Ripken’s signals to the outfield (the Indians scored 10 runs by knowing which pitch was coming and still managed to lose). Featured players include the Alomar brothers, Lou Boudreau, Orel Hershiser, Ralph Kiner, Minnie Minoso, Omar Vizquel, and so many other Tribe legends. This massive collection captures the story and glory of Indians baseball both on the field and off. Without a doubt this tantalizing offering from Indians expert Russell Schneider will provide hours of entertainment for Indians fans and baseball fans alike. Forty black-and-white photographs.

Memorials

When Variety with King by Frank Reppiatt

Classic Knits: More than 100 beautiful projects

The Bumper Book of Family Games by Katie Hewitte

In Memory of Camillla Huysman by Rob and Carol Hiett

Greens! Tips and Techniques for growing your own vegetables by Karin Eliasson

Spectacular Alaska by Charles Wohlforth

In memory of Harold “Fuzz” Pohlman by John and Kelly Rist

The Heist by Janet Evanovich

Thicker than Water by Parish

A Charitable Body by Barnard

Silver Trail by Max Brand

Legacy of a Lawman by Boggs

In Memory of Leroy Wittler by Jane, Greg, Martha and Anastasia Wittler

Dogs on Duty by Dorthy Hinshaw Patent

It’s a Dog’s Life: How man’s best friend sees, hears, and smells the world by Susan Goodman

In Memory of Leroy Witter by Irene, Tony, Laura, Ken & Paul

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

A Perfect Day by Bergen

In Memory of Aubrey Lynn Klausing by Grandma & Grandpa Klausing

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp

In Memory of Ethan Luke Hageman

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:

Ball by Mary SullivanBALL word and pictures by Mary Sullivan

If you read that title and author carefully, you may have picked up on a hint about this picture book: it only has one word – ball. One word, but so much is expressed by that word. The story starts out in the morning of a typical school day, picturing a chubby, old, somewhat mangy dog and his beloved slobber-covered ball. The dog’s whole day is spent in pursuit of someone to throw his ball. He even dreams of playing with his ball, all the while waiting for the little girl to come home from school and play ball!

CITY CHICKENS by Christine Heppermann

If dogs and cats need shelters, so do chickens! This is the story of a chicken shelter in Minneapolis run by husband and wife, Mary and Bert and the homeless chickens they have taken off the streets. The chickens are cared for until someone adopts them, just like their counterparts. The chickens have been found wandering the streets, having escaped backyards, classrooms or illegal game fighting. Meet the people who care for them in their yards, homes, even their bathtubs.

KEVIN GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Liesbet Slegers

No other experience produces as much anxiety in a child as a trip to the hospital. The story is told from Kevin’s toddler point of view, and reflects what a toddler would be thinking during the event. When he falls, the first thing he does is scream very loudly, “Mommy”! He notices how large the hospital is, hears sirens, is bandaged up and cries a little. Then grandparents and friends begin to visit and bring presents. He even makes friends with other children in the hospital. The best part about going to the hospital? Going home!

MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE by Matthew Monteverde

Do you know what is about 150days away? You guessed it: Nov. 30, 2013, and the Ohio State/Michigan Football game! This fierce rivalry actually began in 1897 when Michigan shut out OSU 34 – 0 (don’t hold your breath for that again, Michigan fans) and since they have played more than 100 times. Whether you are a Wolverine or a Buckeye, football lovers are going to enjoy this book about ‘College Football’s Greatest Rivalry.’

PINCH HIT by Tim Green

Tim Green knows sports: NFL star defensive end, analyst and commentator for FOX Sports, he has taken to writing sports fiction for the junior fiction age group. Trevor is a movie star teen who has everything but one: the chance to play baseball for real. Sam is a regular kid with major baseball talent. When they meet, they concoct a plan to trade places – to pinch hit – for each other to make their dreams come true. What could go wrong? This is Green’s ninth sports novel for young people.

 

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