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Monday, November 07, 2011 10:26 AM

Mark your calendar now for the next adult program to be held at the library. On Nov. 19 at 10 a.m., Jennifer Salazar will present a Christmas program entitled “Homespun Christmas.” Participants will complete a Christmas project to take with them. Sign up is required for this program with a limit of 25 participants. Please stop in the library or call to sign up.
Beginning Nov. 21 and running through Dec. 30, the library will once again be holding its “Food For Fines” project. Patrons returning overdue library materials between those dates will have their fines dropped if a non-perishable item is donated to the library. Suggestions are paper products, toiletries, baby products, cereal, boxed mixes, cleaning products or canned goods. All donations will then be given to the Delphos Community Christmas Project and the Thrift Shop for their food bank. This is an excellent way to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.

19 new DVD titles were added to our collection this month:
Animal Atlas: Creepy Creatures
Blazing Saddles
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
Fast Five
Ghostbusters
Hanna
Hurray For Huckle! The Spooky Secrets Of Busy Town
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer
Love Finds A Home
Miss Conception
Monte Carlo
Prom
Seven Alone
The Shunning
Thor
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Treasure Island
Zookeeper
Zhuzhu Pets: Quest For Zhu

FICTION
Wonderland Creek – Lynn Austin
Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever after life she’s planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real one. To top it off, Alice loses her beloved library job because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression. Longing to run from small-town gossip, Alice flees to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the tiny coal-mining town, a place with no running water, no electricity, and where the librarians ride ornery horses up steep mountain passes to deliver books. When Alice is forced to stay in Acorn longer than she planned, she discovers that real-life adventure, mystery — and especially romance — may be far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

Bonnie – Iris Johansen
When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life — until the unthinkable happened and the seven-year-old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which there was no escape. But a new Eve emerged: a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now with the help of Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie’s father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie’s disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed.

The Christmas Wedding – James Patterson & Richard Dilallo
The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest cause for celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby’s four children have drifted apart, consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married — and that the identity of the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day — she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. The wedding isn’t the only surprise — there is one more unexpected gift, and it could change all their lives forever.

Valley Of Dreams – Lauraine Snelling
When Cassie Lockwood’s mother died, Cassie began traveling with her father’s Wild West Show. Along the way, she became an amazingly skillful trick rider and sharpshooter, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father passes away, she continues to work with the show. But now, Cassie has discovered that “Uncle” Jason, the show’s manager, has driven the show into debt, and he’s absconded with what little money was left.  Devastated, Cassie decides to try to find the hidden valley in the Black Hills of South Dakota where her father had dreamed of setting down roots. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who’s been with the act for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring adventure.

A Wedding Invitation — Alice Wisler
After returning home from teaching in a refugee camp in the Philippines, Samantha Bravencourt enjoys her quiet life working at her mother’s boutique near Washington, D.C. When she receives an invitation to her friend’s wedding in Winston-Salem, NC, she’s excited to reconnect with her college pals. But the wedding turns out quite differently than Sam expects. A chance encounter leads to a reunion with Carson Brylie, a fellow teacher and the man who once broke her heart, and Lien, a young Amerasian girl who desperately needs Sam and Carson’s help. But working with Carson might put Sam’s tender heart at risk once again. Is she willing to forgive the past and take another chance on love?

NON-FICTION
Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them — Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
Is the five-second rule for real? Will eating carrots improve your eyesight? Is your cookware a health hazard? Do spicy foods cool you down? Has your grandmother been lying to you all these years? No, no, no, no and…probably. In this entertaining and informative reference guide, the authors take on more than one hundred popular kitchen myths and dish up answers to all your burning questions about food science and lore. No longer must you wait for your butter to reach room temperature before you bake or panic because you forgot to soak your dried beans for dinner. This handy book explains how knowing the truth behind these urban legends can help you be a better chef in your own home and offers 25 delicious recipes so you can practice. 

The Best Of The Farmer’s Wife Cookbook
The Farmer’s Wife, a monthly magazine published in Minnesota between 1893 and 1939, provided a sense of community among hard-working rural women. In a time before high-speed Internet connected us all, the magazine was a forum for farmer’s wives’ questions and concerns and assisted them in the day-to-day goings-on about the farm—everything from raising chickens and slaughtering hogs, to keeping house and running the kitchen. And of course, it was the main source for new recipes and information about cooking techniques. This book collects favorite recipes and tips from all the magazines into one convenient volume. Recipes have been updated to match the conveniences and ingredients of the modern kitchen. 

Natural Wooden Toys – Erin Freuchtel-Dearing
Making safe, colorful, and irresistible imagination-building wooden toys for your kids is child’s play with this book in hand. The author, a stay-at-home mom who taught herself how to make toys without any prior woodworking experiences, will show step by step how you can make cute and creative wooden toys for your child using just a few simple tools. Instructions on creating natural and nontoxic colorful finishes from berries, spices, and leaves are also included so you can create a completely natural and safe toy for your child. 

MEMORIALS
The Story: The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People
God’s Story, Your Story – Max Lucado
Bake!: Essential techniques for perfect baking – Nick Malgieri
The Vatican: Secrets and treasures of the Holy City – Father Michael Collins
In memory of: “Sister Thersa”  Theresa Veronica Hickey
Given by: Dan and Rose Morris

The Apple Lover’s Cookbook – Amy Traverso
In memory of: Frank and Evelyn Grone
Given by: an anonymous donor

Princesses And Fairy Tales: A spot-it challenge – Sarah Schuette
Ruth’s Pink Pajamas – Julie Gassman
In memory of: Mike Sanders “Grandpa Buddy”
Given by: Madison

The following titles were all given in memory of Lenore C. “Norie” Hemker:
The Bride’s House – Sandra Dallas
The Back To Basics Handbook – Abigail Gehring
Crocuses – Janis Ruksans 
Given by: Bruce and Julianne Kennedy

Taste Of Home: The Ultimate Potluck Cookbook
Given by: William and Marie Blymer

Taste Of Home: 2011 The Best Of Country Cooking
Gardening Step By Step — Phil Clayton, Jenny Hendy, Colin Crosbie, Jo Wittingham 
Given by: Jack and Virginia Shine

Abigail’s New Hope – Jonathan Edwards
Step-By- Step Guide To Gardening – Jonathan Edwards
Given by: Gary and Judy Mack

The Best Simple Recipes
Hope Rekindled – Tracie Peterson
Given by: Debra K. Williams

Slow Cooker Revolution
Milk & Cookies: 89 heirloom recipes from New York’s Milk & Cookies Bakery—Tina Cassaceli
Given by: Fraternal Order Of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary—Delphos

Life Is Short But Wide — J. California Cooper
Stand-In-Wife – Debbie Macomber
Marriage Of Inconvenience – Debbie Macomber
A Heart Divided – Kathleen Morgan
Given by: Janice Tangeman

The Path To Her Heart—Linda Ford
Only You – Deborah Grace Staley
Given by: Gary and Beverlee Profit

Healing The Boss’s Heart – Valerie Hansen
The Sweetest Thing – Elizabeth Musser
Given by: Linda and R.P. Hillman

The Protector – Shelley Shepard Gray
The Amish Nanny – Mindy Starns Clark
Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook: Desserts
Plain Perfect – Beth Wiseman (Book on CD)
Plain Proposal –Beth Wiseman (Book on CD)
Plain Paradise – Beth Wiseman (Book on CD)
Given by: Central Mutual Insurance ComPany

Country Living Magazine—1 Year
Country Sampler Magazine—1 Year
Country Woman Magazine –1 Year
Good Old Days Magazine –1 Year
Reminisce Magazine – 1 Year
Taste Of Home Magazine –1 Year
Cooking With Paula Deen Magazine – 1 Year
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Magazine –1 Year
Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine 1 Year
Simple & Delicious (Taste Of Home) Magazine 1 Year
Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your Mouth Cookies – Alice Medrich
Taste Of Home Simple & Delicious Cookbook
The Journey – Wanda Brunstetter
In Every Heartbeat – Kim Vogel Sawyer
The Way To A Man’s Heart –Mary Ellis
Plain Jayne – Hillary Manton Lodge
Taste Of Home Busy Family Favorites
Better Homes And Gardens Comfort Food Family Dinners
Plain Promise – Beth Wiseman
Plain Paradise – Beth Wiseman
The Blessed –Ann Gabhart
Where Heaven Begins – Rosanne Bittner
Folly Beach – Dorothea Benton Frank (Book on CD)
Plain Pursuit – Beth Wiseman (Book on CD)
Plain Promise – Beth Wiseman (Book on CD)
Bridge To A Distant Star – Carolyn Williford (Book on CD)
Growing Up Amish – Ira Wagner
Shadows Of Lancaster County – Mindy Starns Clark
A Baby For Hannah – Jerry Eicher
Happy Birthday – Danielle Steel
The Harvest Of Grace – Cindy Woodsmall
Denim And Diamonds – Debbie Macomber
The Narrow Path – Gail Sattler
The Healing – Wanda Brunstetter
Ella Finds Love Again –Jerry Eicher
1105 Yakuna Street –Debbie Macomber
The Survivor – Shelley Shepard Gray
The Mercy – Beverly Lewis
A Time For Peace – Barbara Cameron
The Wonder Of Your Love – Beth Wiseman
A Marriage For Meghan – Mary Ellis
1225 Christmas Tree Lane – Debbie Macomber
An Angel For Christmas – Heather Graham
Treasured Amish & Mennonite Recipes
Double Take – Melody Carlson
The Best Of The Farmer’s Wife Cookbook
Love On The Line –Deanne Gist
Given by: Family and friends

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Thanksgiving would not be the same without a childrens story of a turkey trying to evade the holiday’s dinner table. Silvano’s humorous tale includes a creative turkey who disguises himself as other animals on the farm. His disguises are thoughtful, imaginative and unsuccessful. Just when it seems he is doomed, he comes up with his best disguise: a pizza delivery man. Pardoned for one more year!

A Pumpkin Prayer by Amy Parker
This sweet little board book features a mouse family enjoying the autumn changes:  the crunchy leaves, the crisp temperatures, the colorful landscape, the yummy smell of baking pumpkin and the love of family, friends and their Heavenly Father. Toddlers will enjoy the simple but charming story that reminds us all of our abundance.

Waiting For The Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Children who fell in love with MacLachlin’s ‘Sarah, Plain and Tall’ will notice the difference – there is a little fantasy thrown into this story – but they will love it just the same. William’s family goes through an abrupt change when his father leaves their home. To fill the void, his mom takes him and his little sister, Elinor to the pound to pick out a dog. They come home with four dogs and a cat. Soon, Elinor and then William realize they can hear the dogs talking (in human language) to one-another. Later mom and dad will hear ‘the magic’ too.

Take Me With You by Carolyn Marsden
Set in post Worl War II Italy, Susanna and Pina are two orphans who are best friends and living in a Catholic orphanage.  Susanna is of mixed race with dark features – she is sure she will not be chosen by the couples coming to the orphanage.  Pina has beautiful golden braids – she is much more likely to be chosen. Then they find they each have a living parent: Susanna’s black American soldier who wants to take her to the U.S. and Pina’s mother who lives just a few blocks away, but doesn’t want to tell her husband that Pina exists. Will their dream of adoption ever come true?

Saving Audie, A Pit Bull Puppy Gets A Second Chance by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Meet Audie (AW-dee) a pit bull puppy who belonged to Michael Vick and was being groomed to dog-fight until he was rescued by the authorities. Audie’s recovery is nothing short of a miracle combined with months of medical care and intense training.  Organizations went to bat for the dogs, convincing the courts to let them test all 49 dogs to see if they would be safe to handle. This is the story of just one of those dogs. The heartwarming story is told in picture book form with a multitude of photo illustrations.

 

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