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Friday, November 01, 2013 8:10 PM

November marks the beginning of new opportunities here at the library. The library is excited about collaborating on a program with Digital Works (A Division of Connect Ohio) and the Department of Job and Family Services of Allen and Van Wert counties to bring opportunities to the community for training with computers and customer service. The end result will be jobs for community members. The program will be beginning during the month of November. Stay tuned for more details in the near future.

The Page Turners Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 9 at the library to discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The club is always welcoming new members, the book club meets on the second Saturday of each month.

The teen advisory council will meet Nov. 16 to continue to plan for the teen area at the library. If you are a teen and are interested in becoming involved in the teen area please call the library for more details.

The inaugural Read One Program with The Delphos Herald was well received by many library patrons. The library looks forward to next year’s Read One Program. Thank you to Nancy Spencer and The Delphos Herald for being part of the wonderful program.

The Library’s annual “Food for Fines” project will begin Nov. 25 and run through Dec. 28. Patrons returning overdue materials between those dates will have their fines dropped if non-perishable items are donated to the library. Suggestions are paper products, toiletries, baby products, cereal, boxed mixes, cleaning supplies or canned goods. All donations will be given to the Delphos Community Christmas project and the Delphos Thrift Shop for their food bank. This is an excellent way to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.

 

DVDs added to collection this month:

Classic Christmas Favorites

Dora’s Great Roller Skate Adventure

The Kings of Summer

The Lost Medallion

Much Ado About Nothing

Pixie Hollow Games

Peter Pan Return to Never Land

Riddick Trilogy

Star Trek into Darkness

Super Buddies

Music CDs

Cher- Closer to the Truth

Count, Add, Subtract: Fun with Math, Music and Movement

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin- Bakersfield

Keith Urban-Fuse

Chris Young-A.M.

Books on CD

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter

Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly

Gone by James Patterson

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

 

Nonfiction

One Summer, America 1927 by Bill Bryson

The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the 20th century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on Sept. 30 with his 60th blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression. All this and much, much more transpired in the summer of 1927.

Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio

In the months and weeks before the fateful Nov. 22, 1963, Dallas was brewing with political passions; a city crammed with larger-than-life characters dead-set against the Kennedy presidency .Bill Minutaglio explores the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. Breathtakingly paced, Dallas 1963 presents a clear, cinematic, and revelatory look at the shocking tragedy that transformed America. Countless authors have attempted to explain the assassination, but no one has ever bothered to explain Dallas-until now.

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, when she was 15, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At 16, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace prize. I am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

 

Fiction

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

John Grisham returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton where Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America’s favorite storyteller.

Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown collaborates with feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown in a new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the curious cat detectives Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the valiant crime-solving corgi. Halloween arrives early this year to rural central Virginia, when a twisted killer will stop at nothing to protect a multimillion-dollar scheme.

Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Va., ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry’s nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield’s macabre scarecrow—an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.

Storm Front by John Sandford

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic—a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop but she’s not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying.

 

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:

Nighty Night Little Green Monster by Ed Emberly

Emberly is the creator of ‘Go Away, Big Green Monster’ a wonderful picture book that has been entertaining young ones for many years. This new title has kept the cut-out illustrative design where something is added to the monster on each page, like squiggly hair, and then taken away again until the monster is all gone. The twist here – you’re saying ‘nighty night’ to the monster and to your little one as you read. The ‘Little Green Monster’ couldn’t be cuter!

Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco

Though Polacco writes picture, books the subject matter and length make them more suitable for the 3rd and 4th grade reader. We first met Polacco’s great-grandmother Anna in the ‘Keeping Quilt’, the story of a quilt passed down from generation to generation made of fabric from different family members. Those same family members re-appear in this new story about the tea set brought to America when the family left Russia. Family legend says that anyone who drinks from the tea cups will receive a blessing from God. These stories are heart-warming, thought-provoking and you’ll want to read them all.

Thanksgiving Reunion by Jamie White

Martha of ‘Martha Speaks’ is trying to start a holiday tradition of her own – invite her family, including her mother, to the family’s Thanksgiving dinner. But all the dogs in her litter were adopted separately to different homes. Can Martha find them in time? Martha has been a reading favorite ever since she was fed alphabet soup and began to talk. This new story comes in chapter book form for the second to fourth grade reader.

 

The Last Present by Wendy Mass

This series began with 11 Birthdays Finally and 13 Gifts. All the books are loosely connected but could be read alone and all are centered on Amanda’s birthdays from 11 to 14. This last title has a little supernatural time-travel thrown in. Amanda’s friends’ sister Grace has fallen into a strange frozen state and Amanda must travel back in a race against time to fix it. The stories all take place in Willow Falls where ‘anything is possible and there are no coincidences’.

Beyond Courage, the Untold Story of the Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport

Do you have a young person who likes to read about World War 11 and the Holocaust? This poignant book describes the heroic and ill-fated resistance of the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, in the camps and in the country -sides of France, Greece and Germany. The fighters used unconventional weapons and great courage to fight a battle they knew that only a few would win. They were resolved to save Jewish lives or die trying. This is a piece of history everyone should know and Rappaport has put it all between the pages of this riveting book.

 

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