|What's new at the library|
|Friday, May 02, 2014 8:29 PM|
The Page Turner’s Book club will meet at 10 a.m. on May 10 to discuss No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. The club is always accepting new members.
Lastly, we wish to thank the community for helping to celebrate the wonderful staff and facilities of the Delphos Library during the recent National Library Week.
DVDs added to collection this month:
The Book thief
Goodnight for justice: the measure of a man
Gordon family tree
Joel Ward’s easy magic
The Miracle maker: the story of Jesus
The Prince and me: the elephant adventure
Sentimental serenity: scenes from the Great Plains
Sheriff of Contention
12 Years a Slave
Walking with dinosaurs
The Wolf on Wall Street
Music CDs added to collection:
Dierks Bentley- Riser
Jennifer Nettles-That Girl
One Direction- Midnight Memories
Jon Pardi- Write You a Song
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes
Books on CD added to collection
Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
Morning Glory by Sarah Jio
Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Waking the Dead by Heather Graham
A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts
So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts’s new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that’s been her life so far, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s by John F. Kasson
Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly 20 times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer’s cabin in South Carolina and young Andy Warhol’s house in Pittsburgh to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s recreation room in Washington, DC, and gangster “Bumpy” Johnson’s Harlem apartment. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam as young Anne hid from the Nazis. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world’s box-office champion, a record never equaled. By early 1935 her mail was reported as four thousand letters a week, and hers was the second-most popular girl’s name in the country.
Distinguished cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commoditized child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers. Tap-dancing across racial boundaries with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, foiling villains, and mending the hearts and troubles of the deserving, Shirley Temple personified the hopes and dreams of Americans. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion by Amy Newmark
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others like you will support and encourage you as you care for your loved one.
Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies—a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel—to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell.
Fearless Hope by Serena Miller
When an Amish woman falls for the New York crime writer who buys her family farm, she must decide whether to follow the longings of her heart or the rules of her faith. When Hope Yoder loses her husband, she is left trying to support her two small children—and one on the way—however she can. She ends up taking a job as a part-time housekeeper for the English man who has bought the farm that once belonged to her family. Logan Parker is a bestselling crime fiction writer from New York City who accompanies his fiancée on a trip to Holmes County, Ohio, but the trip takes a strange turn when he sees an Amish farmhouse for sale. Intrigued by a strong sense of familiarity, he enters the house and is overcome with a feeling of deep peace. He’s never been to Ohio before, but something in this house feels right, and he purchases the farm to use as a retreat. Something about the peacefulness of the house frees him from the crippling writer’s block that threatens to ruin his career, and something about the quiet Amish woman who comes to clean his home makes him less and less excited about returning to New York and the woman he is supposed to marry. Slowly, Logan and Hope are drawn together, and when they discover that they share a strange past, they must decide how that affects their future. Will Hope overcome her fear of embracing love again?
The Target by David Baldacci
The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel’s talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don’t trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive. As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets—a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.
Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover by Ann Ross
It’s summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But before she can even sip some iced tea on her front porch, a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs her that Elsie’s granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville that very day. Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia’s to learn to become a lady. The nerve of some people! When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge. Meanwhile, Sam has decided to run for state senate. But when he has a fainting spell and has to go into the hospital for tests, who will run his campaign? Is his no-good rival going to cakewalk into office? No sir, not if Miss Julia has anything to say about it—and indeed she does, including up on the stump.
Young Adult Titles
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there.
Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her—all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way—a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go—because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.
Infamous by Lauren Conrad
Kate and Carmen are about to become big stars, but they’re going to have to survive some backstage drama first. And Madison is learning hard lessons about fame as she deals with backstabbing “friends” and family, out-of-control paparazzi, and a scandal reported in every tabloid. For anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to make it in Hollywood, Infamous is full of dishy details about young Hollywood and the realities of becoming famous—by the bestselling author of the L.A. Candy series, Lauren Conrad Style, and Lauren Conrad Beauty.
From the Children’s Corner:
Bee & Me by Elle J. Mcguinness
This picture book is packed with an attractive story, illustrations and unique animated windows. It is also an excellent way to explain why bees are our friends and not just something to be feared. A young boy discovers a bee trapped in his room and hides in fear. When the bee explains just how important his role is in making honey and growing fruit and flowers, the boy and bee become friends. The book ends with some informative pages on how readers can be a ‘Honeybee Helper’.
How Cooking Works
If your children love to cook and bake with you, this is way more than a book of recipes. First, its recipes are kid favorites, like fruity granola, sweet potato fries, strawberry shortcake and even ice cream. The instructions are easy to follow, with picture, supply lists and a little kitchen science thrown in. With this book in the kitchen, cooking can be fun and educational at the same time.
Clara and Davie, the True Story of You Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross by Patricia Polacco
Although Clara had many talents and interests, especially in helping those in need of healing, she struggled as a young girl with a lisp. Brother Davie was always there to encourage her, when she just could not get the right words out. Then Davie broke both legs in a barn accident. Clara proved to be his best nurse and encourager over the years it took to Davie heal and walk again. No one tells a story like Patricia Polacco: heartwarming, beautifully illustrated, and powerfully told. If you read one story by this author, you’ll want to read more.
Oklahoma’s Devastating May 2013 Tornado by Miriam Aronin
It was just a year ago May 20th that a powerful EF5 tornado come racing through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving a devastated path of destruction. Read first-hand accounts of the individuals who did heroic acts to save lives, help with rescue and clean up and lived through the storm. The tornado was so strong and large that at one time a local meteorologist warned viewers that if they were not underground they would not survive the storm. This book reminds us of the importance of being prepared for storms.
The Finisher by David Baldacci
Baldacci is known for his thrillers for adult readers but he has turned his sights on the young adult reader who likes action, fantasy and brave heroines. Vega knows that the village of Wormwood and its influential people are hiding some secrets that they are to hide at all costs. Her friend, Quentin has vanished and NO ONE leaves Wormwood. Can she crack the clues and uncover the truth without losing her own life? I think this is just the beginning of an in-demand series for fantasy lovers.