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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 over 325 children “Fizz Boom Reading” through the summer and with the young adults “Sparking a Reaction” and adults participating in “Literary Elements.”A pool party will be held at the end of the five weeks for all of the children who have completed all the requirements. There are numerous activities remaining this summer at the library. The library’s new website has information on the remaining activities this summer and the library’s Facebook page has many pictures of the activities that have occurred so far this summer.

The Page Turner’s Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. on July 12 and discuss “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich. The book club is always welcoming new members.

July will end with the return of the mobile computer lab from the State Library. The mobile lab has iPads, tablets, Kindles and Nooks was well as Windows 8.1 software which will be available to learn on while the lab is here from July 30 through Aug. 4. Hope to see you at the library!

DVDs added to the collection

American Sign Language: Everyday words: activities and events

August: Osage County

The Monuments Men

Ride Along

Saving Mr. Banks

3 Days to Kill

Music CDs added to the collection

Christina Perri- Head or Heart

Deanna Carter- Southern Way of Life

Laurie Berkner-Lullabies

Miranda Lambert-Platinum

Sarah McLachlan-Shine On

Books on CD

The Collector by Nora Roberts

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery

Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

 

Fiction

Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown

Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end-of-the-year activities: distributing food to needy residents, and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organization’s annual fundraising gala. But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozet’s past—and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out. Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that weren’t enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeeper’s office at St. Cyril’s church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harry’s voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harry’s farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet—and somebody’s gone to great lengths to cover them up. It’s time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues.

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Written in my own heart’s blood by Diana Galbadon

1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy … never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.

 

Young Adult

Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon

Just because they are dying doesn’t mean Richard and Sylvie can’t live a little. That’s exactly what these teens are trying to do in the hospice unit on the third floor of a New York hospital. With maybe a month to live, 17-year old Richard narrates their story in cynical, unpolished, amusing and sometimes heartwarming way. And whenever someone asks (and they always do) Richard tells people he’s suffering from SUTHY syndrome, an acronym, he explains, for Somebody Up There Hates You. Despite everything they’re facing, the teen couple finds ways to have fun, to connect and to deal with the inevitable. Seamon’s debut novel comes from a very personal place. The book jacket explains that she was fascinated by the young people she met while visiting her own son for years in the hospital.

 

Nonfiction

Lincoln’s Bishop: A President, a Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors by Gustav Niebuhr

More than a century ago, during the formative years of the American nation, Protestant churches carried powerful moral authority, giving voice to values such as mercy and compassion, while boldly standing against injustice and immorality. Gustav Niebuhr travels back to this defining period, to explore Abraham Lincoln’s decision to spare the lives of 265 Sioux men sentenced to die by a military tribunal in Minnesota for warfare against white settlers—while allowing the hanging of 38 others, the largest single execution on American soil. Popular opinion favored death or expulsion. Only one state leader championed the cause of the Native Americans, Episcopal bishop, Henry Benjamin Whipple.

Though he’d never met an Indian until he was 37 years old, Whipple befriended them before the massacre and understood their plight at the hands of corrupt government officials and businessmen. After their trial, he pleaded with Lincoln to extend mercy and implement true justice. Bringing to life this little known event and this extraordinary man, Niebuhr pays tribute to the once amazing moral force of mainline Protestant churches and the practitioners who guarded America’s conscience.

Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden by Niki Jabbour

Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt, and Jessi Bloom. You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another which supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chili peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine by Barrett Tillman

November 1943—May 1945—The U.S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler’s vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich’s southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force in England, the Fifteenth Air Force engaged in high-risk missions spanning most of the European continent. The story of the Fifteenth Air Force deserves a prideful place in the annals of American gallantry. Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, focuses on a seldom-seen multinational cast of characters, including pilots from Axis nations Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria and many more remarkable individuals. They were the first generation of fliers—few of them professionals—to conduct a strategic bombing campaign against a major industrial nation. They suffered steady attrition and occasionally spectacular losses. In so doing, they contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history. Forgotten Fifteenth is the first-ever detailed account of the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II and the brave men that the history books have abandoned until now. Tillman proves this book is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans, and current servicemen.

The Meals in a Jar Handbook by Stephanie Peterson

Stephanie Petersen (a.k.a. Chef Tess) and Honeyville Farms are back with The Meals in a Jar Handbook. Filled to the brim with tips, techniques, and recipes, this cookbook will teach you everything you need for family-sized meals stored in jars, including Chef Tess’s dry-packing method. And don’t mistake the long shelf life for bland, tasteless food that’s difficult to prepare. Just add water and cook! You’ll love the Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Dumplings Country-Style Hamburger Stew Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Lemon-Lime Cheesecake Pie Whether you’re preparing for an unexpected calamity or you simply want everyday food, Chef Tess has you covered in this definitive resource for making your own delicious shelf-stable meals. With Honeyville’s quality ingredients, food storage doesn’t have to be endured—it can be enjoyed!

 

Memorials

Let’s Get Counting by Sophie LaGirafe

Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan

In Memory of Aubrey Lynn Klausing by Grandma and Grandpa Klausing & AJ

 

From the Children’s Corner:

Cheers for a Dozen Ears, A Summer Crop of Counting by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

What’s one of our favorite ‘picks’ at the farmer’s market? Sweet corn, of course! But then, there’s watermelon and peaches and tomatoes and green beans…… Enjoy this counting book as you count all the luscious things harvested over the summer and sold just down the road. The pictures are bright and colorful, just like the fruit and made from cut-paper-collage. What better way to spend a hot summer day?

Tuesday Tucks Me In, the Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and his Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalvan

When former Captain Luis Montalvan returned from war, just doing ordinary things like riding the subway and sleeping at night were difficult. That’s when Tuesday stepped in and became Luis’ service dog. Service dogs are specially trained for two years for this task and the bond between them and the person they serve is unmatched. In fact, they go everywhere with each other, even to the bathroom! This is a touching picture book tells of one day in the life of dog and master and teaches children to look beyond appearances where invisible disabilities sometimes lie.

The World Series, Baseball’s Biggest Stage by Matt Doeden

America still loves its national pastime – baseball!! Doeden has created an informative and exciting narrative about the culmination of the baseball season – the World Series. Fascinating photos have been dug out of the archives, illustrating chapters about the ‘greatest World Series games ever played’ and ‘best World Series performers.’ Read to find out the story of the bloody sock and the team who lost the series on purpose and were banned from baseball and the Hall of Fame for life.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

You can get into Mr. Lemoncellos’ library, but you might not get out! Kyle loves all games especially those designed by Mr. Lemoncello, who is also the creator and designer of the new town library. Twelve kids, including Kyle are invited to spend the night in the library, but when the children get up in the morning, the doors are locked and won’t open, until the last and final puzzle is broken. Grabenstein has infused this exciting book with lots of puns and references to children’s book titles. Kids who read this will be hoping for a sequel.

I Killed the MockingbirdI Killed the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

Lucy, Elena and Michael hatch an ill-conceived plan to get their townspeople to read the famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird. They have decided to read the book to honor a favorite teacher who has died during the school year. Their idea is to make the book scarce because people always want what they can’t have. So, they go to libraries and bookstores and hide copies of the book; they also start a web campaign called ‘I Killed the Mockingbird.’ The three young people are idealistic, likable and just nervy enough to pull off their mission.

 

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